THE SCHO­L­AR­BOOK

HIGH SCHOOL EXPE­RI­ENCE

Your year abroad in the USA

You also dream of living in the USA and don’t want to wait until college? We help you to get your year abroad at an American high school. Get inspired 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 opti­mally serve exactly these needs.

COMMU­NI­CA­TION IS KEY

When working with us, you will never feel left alone. For this reason, you will be accom­pa­nied by your personal advisor every step of the way to the high school of your choice.

Our motto: During the week you will always get an answer within 24 hours!

WE KNOW THE POSSI­BI­LI­TIES AND PEOPLE ON SITE

As an athlete, you also want to improve your athletic skills every day. 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 great 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 ust! 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!

THE USA – THE COUNTRY

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 on earth. Espe­cially the posi­tive atti­tude to life, as well as the hospi­ta­lity and open­ness of the people make a stay a very special expe­ri­ence and some­times differs signi­fi­cantly from the Euro­pean menta­lity.

THE SPORT IN THE USA

The USA is the No.1 when it comes to the Olympic Games. The nation always manages to produce domi­nant athletes in a large number 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 a better coor­di­na­tion of sports and school and prevents the athletes from having to travel long distances to their prac­tice facil­ties.

SCHOOL IN THE USA

Here the word “all-day school” is written espe­cially large. As at univer­si­ties, teachers and students iden­tify with their school much more than in Europe. The various sports teams are supported in large numbers in their home games or compe­ti­tions, and the range of leisure acti­vi­ties on offer is much bigger than at euro­pean schools. In addi­tion to the wide range of courses on offer, the school also pushes the indi­vi­dual deve­lo­p­ment of 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 spoilt, because in addi­tion to manda­tory subjects such as English, mathe­ma­tics, science and American history, you can choose from a very wide range of 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.

YOUR ACCOM­MO­DA­TION

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 fully on school and sports and quickly find your way to 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 oppor­tu­nity 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.

PACKAGES AND PRICES

Do you want to go to the USA? Then you will find all the infor­ma­tion here on how we can support you with this project.

PARENTS FAQ

Dear parents, you can get the first answers here even before our consul­ta­tion. We’ll clarify ever­ything else toge­ther!