Requirements for International Student Exchange Program participation


The general requirements for admissions in the Academic Year programs 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.

Spending an Academic Year as an exchange student means living with a host family and attending high school for 10-11 months.  This is a great opportunity to become fluent in another language because of the length of time you will spend with native speakers.  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 study abroad 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. International Student Exchange Program 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.


(Some private schools 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 Student Exchange Program.


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