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Education Select F1 Visa Program For High School Students

The YFU Education Select F1 Visa High School Program offers you the journey of a lifetime, an adventure that allows you to discover the best in yourself, forge lifelong connections, and change the way you see the world.

Are you looking for an educational learning experience unlike any other? Are you eager to learn more about life in the US?

 The YFU Education Select F1 Visa High School Program offers you the journey of a lifetime, an adventure that allows you to discover the best in yourself, forge lifelong connections, and change the way you see the world.

While on the Education Select F1 program, students may choose to live with a carefully selected host family who will open their hearts, and home to you- providing room, board, and a safe, and caring environment. Or, if preferred, students may select a boarding school of their choosing.  Whatever your preference, you will make friends, and learn what life is like for teens in the United States.

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Much like our J1 programs, YFU Education Select F1 Visa Programs include:

  • Support of the student through the entire application process; communicating with the schools, collecting necessary documents, deliver I-20s and setting up a comprehensive, caring support structure for the student at their location of choice
  • Carefully screened host families by both YFU and the school, to ensure each student is being placed in a nurturing, supportive environment
  • A YFU Area Representative who will be in regular contact throughout the school year; in addition, students and natural families have access to YFU USA’s 24-hour support line
  • A series of program orientations to assist with assimilation into American schools and culture.  In addition, students also have the option to select travel support for itinerary planning and airport services

YFU Education Select F1 Visa Programs Students have many unique advantages that one will not find on our traditional programs:

  • Students have freedom to select their location
  • Flexible deadlines, students are guaranteed a placement as late as June 30
  • Upon receipt of application, acceptance and placement with host family can happen in a short time
  • Students have flexibility to study from one year up to four years and receive a diploma
  • Students may choose from public, private or boarding school options
  • Unique schooling options, such as Advanced Placement testing, college credit options and the possibility of earning an American High School diploma

Want to learn more about the different locations Education Select students may choose from? Contact us to find the area and school that is right for you today at educationselect@yfu.org.

YFU looks for students who are flexible, have a spirit of adventure, and who will enjoy the challenge of adapting to new people in a new culture. You must be between the ages of 15 and 18, meet minimum grade requirements, and be in good health.

Candidates applying to the program must demonstrate pride in their culture and respect for cultural diversity. Applicants take a comprehensive language test to demonstrate English Language skills, submit personal essays, and take part in face-to face interviews to determine motivation and readiness for high school level work. This is an opportunity to mature as you learn how to face the many challenges presented while on exchange. Candidates must be prepared to live by the rules of the host family or boarding school, share about their home culture and actively engage in family, school and community activities.

Tuition and Application

The YFU Education Select F1 Visa High School Program tuition includes host family or boarding school placement arrangements, program orientation, and on-going support. Please contact us at educationselect@yfu.org for more details on school locations and current tuition rates.