International Exchange Student Program Eligibility


The Academic Semester program is a 5-6 month student exchange program.  Exchange students can participate in Academic Semester programs in the First or Second Semester of each term.  Departure dates vary depending on the country in which you choose to participate.  Check the destinations page to view the departure date of each specific country.  In order to be an exchange student with Two Worlds United, you must be at least 15 years of age and no more than 18 years of age on the date of your departure (some programs allow for exceptions to be made for 19-year-old students and some destinations allow students to participate at the age of 14)You must have at least a 2.75 GPA for academic year and semester programs and a 2.50 GPA for summer programs. Students must also meet any additional requirements specific to the country they choose, for example a student may be required to have studied the language of the destination country. Two Worlds United students must be motivated, flexible, open-minded, curious, adaptable to new situations, and should have a sense of humor. Students should also possess good written and oral communication skills.

What are the Requirements for the Semester Program? 
The requirements for the participation in the International Exchange Student Program are:

  • Students from High School or equivalent

  • Age between 15 to18 years (14 to 19 in some destinations)

  • Two years high school level or equivalent of foreign language when destination is a foreign language speaking country.

  • Good academic level (overall GPA of at least a C)

  • Maturity to adapt to new environments.

  • Successful score in a personal interview.

(Some private schools also may have additional requirements.)



  • Applying Online
    You can apply now by using our online admission application at application/form.  After you apply to the online form, you will receive a confirmation.  You will then be asked to complete an additional Pre-application form and send it by mail to the Two Worlds United Admissions Office.  Please note the online application can't reserve a space in the program until the additional Pre-application form is signed by parents and mailed to our office.

  • Applying by Mail
    A downloadable pre-application is available for the International Exchange Student Program.

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