Public Schools: Working with iE-USA
Accredited by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), we pride ourselves on being a hands-on organization that can provide 24-hour personal support to each of our students and families. A Local Coordinator from iE-USA will work closely with you in all steps of of the student's registration process and is available to address any questions or issues that may arise throughout the year.
- iE-USA provides the school registrar with our iE Student Application Packet, including certified academic records, teacher recommendation letters and assessments of English level proficiency.
- iE-USA screens and vets host families in compliance with U.S. Department of State regulations.
- iE-USA students are covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan.
- iE-USA Local Coordinators serve as the student's mentor, counselor and family representative throughout the exchange program.
- iE-USA provides student and family orientations and ongoing support meetings throughout the exchange program.
- The Department of State requires a School Acceptance Form to be signed and dated by a school officer or registration official before a student may depart from his or her country of origin. The iE-USA representative will provide the school with this form.
- At the school's discretion, a student is enrolled in classes of the appropriate grade level based on academic history and student aptitude.
- A student does not expect to receive a diploma or certificate of completion.
Most public school bound students travel on J-1 visas. A J-1 visa, regulated by the Department of State, is an educational visa that allows a student to live in the United States for an academic school year while he or she attends high school. An exchange student traveling on a J-1 visa must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and may not work while participating in an exchange program.