American Intercultural Student Exchange

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... It may seem like a strange choice of gap year project, particularly for an English-speaking teenager, but something about spending a year of my life living in the US as an American high school student just grabbed my attention and didn't let go. Most young people who take a gap year between ... Read review

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Community Level 2katyparles

katyparles

A Year in the USA: The Experience of a Lifetime

AdvantagesFantastic, amazing, unforgettable experiences in a birlliant country

DisadvantagesExhange company not very helpful... leaving at the end of it all!!

"...in the US as an American high school student just grabbed my attention and didn't let go. Most young people who take a gap year between secondary and higher education go to Thailand or Australia, or just waste it away at home, but I always had the feeling that neither of these would be right for me. I didn't feel old enough to go travelling alone and most of my good friends were going straight onto university, and I didn't just want to spend a year ..." Read review
19.04.2006

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Community Level 1Student03

Student03

This was a waste of Money!

AdvantagesThe organization got me here, although I was switched to another family after arriving

DisadvantagesDo not seem to care about the students. Do not perform the job correctly.

"AISE is understaffed, unhelpful and extremely expensive. There were several students in my area that were switched around like I was. I am not sure what the company did with my $10,000+ USD but it was not worth it! This company does not check all of it's host families in advance and sometimes does the check after students are already in the host family's house. Complaints fall on deaf ears when contacting the company. "Find your own replacement family" ..." Read review
03.02.2009

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