HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Your year abroad in the USA
Do you dream of living in the USA and don’t want to wait until college? We can help you to get your year abroad at an American high school. Get inspired by checking out some of the possibilities on our website and fill out our free opportunity assessment.
ATHLETES HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS
From experience we can say that the needs of athletes are very different from those of normal college students. The same applies to students who want to spend a high school year abroad in the United States.
Together with our partners in the USA, we can find a placement to fit your specific needs.
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
When working with us, you will never feel left alone. Your personal advisor will accompany you every step of the way, finding the high school of your choice.
We strive to respond to all of your questions within a 24-hour period!
WE KNOW THE POSSIBILITIES AND PEOPLE ON SITE
As an athlete, you also want to improve your athletic skills on a daily basis. When choosing the right high school, we will advise you not only on topics such as location and academic quality, but also from an athletic standpoint.
We make sure that you can practice your sport at a high level all year round, that you have a suitable coach and that you have optimal practice conditions.
FAIR PRICES FOR TRANSPARENT OFFERS
Only one possible school to choose from or five-digit surcharges to choose a specific region in the US?
Not with us! Our athletes can always choose freely from their offers and do not have to pay any surcharges to pick a certain region.
Start your free opportunity assessment!
FOR THE ATHLETE EXCHANGE
America is certainly the most exciting country for a year abroad. Such a diversity of cultures, regions and people is rare. The positive attitude to life, as well as the hospitality and openness of the people, sometimes differ significantly from the European mentality and make a stay a very special experience.
THE SPORT IN THE USA
The USA is No.1 when it comes to the Olympic Games. The nation always manages to produce dominant athletes in a variety of sports. In addition to traditionally strong sports such as track and field, swimming, golf or even tennis, as well as the classic American sports, the USA is also becoming stronger in soccer. The foundation for these extraordinary achievements is being laid in the high schools, because unlike in Europe, competitive sports are also largely organized through the schools. This enables better coordination of sports and school and prevents the athletes from having to travel long distances to their practice facilities.
SCHOOL IN THE USA
Here the word “all-day school” is written especially large. Just as at universities, teachers and students identify with their school much more than in Europe. The various sports teams are supported in large numbers at their home games or competitions, and the range of leisure activities school offer is much larger than at European schools. In addition to the wide range of courses offered, the school also pushes individual development for each student.
High school covers the last 4 years up to the university entrance qualification. The school year is divided into 2 semesters and begins in August or September and ends in May/June. Your exchange year therefore lasts about 10 months.
The American school day is very similar to the European one. Classes usually start between 8 and 9 a.m. and usually end at 3 p.m. at the latest.
CHOICE OF SUBJECTS
When it comes to choosing your subjects, you are really spoiled, because in addition to mandatory subjects such as English, mathematics, science and history, you can choose from a very wide range of elective subjects. You can also choose exceptional subjects such as Mandarin, environmental sciences or programming. There are special advisors at the school who will help you to set up your schedule.
After classes, you can also participate in a variety of recreational activities and clubs. We recommend that you check first to see if this can be combined with your athletic ambitions.
In most cases, we place our athletes at boarding schools. So you do not live with a host family, but with other students and athletes on the campus of the high school.
The boarding schools offer first-class rooms, a balanced diet, supervision by trained educators, and short distances to all facilities of the school. You can therefore concentrate completely on school and sports and easily make friends with the other students. And the best thing is that there are no more long journeys to school or training. Everything is within walking distance.
Of course you should not miss the experience of living with an American family. In special partner programs you have the chance to experience life in an American family. You have the opportunity to live with a host family on weekends, breaks and celebrate traditional holidays with the family.
The setup at a boarding school gives you a very nice insight into life on a campus and helps you decide whether a sports scholarship at a U.S. college would be an option for you after your year abroad at an American high school and your high school graduation.