When you choose to become an Aspect Foundation exchange student, you can look forward to the most unforgettable year of your life. You will get to meaningfully experience American culture and become an active member of your host community and school. You will master a new language, adjust to new situations, and become strong, independent, and open-minded.

Program Details

  • Placement in an accredited American public high school for one semester or a full academic year
  • Room and board with a carefully screened, local host family
  • Documentation for obtaining a visa
  • Comprehensive pre-departure training and orientations throughout the year
  • Greeting at the airport at your final destination by an Aspect representative
  • 24/7 emergency support and a local Aspect coordinator who will be there to supervise you and answer your questions

Fees vary according to country-of-origin and length of program. Please visit our How to Apply page to be put in touch with the Aspect office in your home country.


  • Age requirement: 15-18.5 years old at the time of arrival in the USA
  • Sound physical and mental health
  • Current enrollment in a high school in your home country (or have completed no more than 11 years of secondary education in your home country)
  • A minimum “C” grade point average in your current high school
  • Qualifying score on an English assessment test provided by Aspect Foundation
  • A sincere desire to become an active member of an American host family
  • Curiosity and openness to other cultures, attitudes, and perspectives