Getting Involved with Scholarship Exchange Students These merit-based scholarship programs are generously sponsored by the US Department of State
American Communities • Learn about the world and other cultures • Make international connections • Meet exchange students who are committed to volunteering
American Host Families • Learn about a new culture • See their lives through new eyes • Gain a new family member • Enjoy sharing American traditions
American High Schools • Add a global perspective in the classroom • Form friendships with students from around the world • Introduce new cultures and ideas to student body
Exchange Students “My goal was to know more about the life of American people and to share the culture , tradition and values of my country . I was shocked by how much people wanted to know about Russia and how always they come to me, asking more and more questions . I strongly believe that my life here, my activities with friends, school, and host family helped me widen my mind about life in America and the world.” –Nastiya from Russia “I think that every person in my life has a huge impact and I am very thankful to have a great family in U.S and also to have great friends who supported me in every moment of my life. My host family and friends in U.S helped me to adjust with the new environment, to get used to all these changes, gave me courage to move forward and be proud of myself.” – Milos from Serbia
The World • Benefits from students’ increased sense of civic responsibility • Learn about US life and culture from returning exchange students • Stereotypes are broken down • Alumni engage in projects to meet the needs of their countries • Students are inspired to make a difference in the world and think globally
Get Involved • Host • Coordinate • Share!
We ALL benefit from foreign exchange student programs! Don’t miss out. Be an ambassador. Host an ambassador.