• Exchange Opportunities


    Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) in Washington DC:  American University hosts 8 week long internships for Native students who have a strong interest in: public policy, statistics, economics, communications, budget and finance, IT, and / or cultural diversity. There are spring, summer, and fall internships.
    The internship organization pays for tuition, books, housing, meal plan, transportation cost, and a small living stipend while working in DC. An online application is available at http://www.american.edu/wins.
    Questions may be addressed to Jack Soto at 202-895-4879 or soto@american.edu. The WINS office can be reached at 1-800-853-3076 or by email at wins@american.edu.

    School for Ethics and Global Leadership:  Each semester, SEGL selects a small number of promising 11th grade students to immerse them in a Washington, DC ethical leadership laboratory that teaches students through firsthand interactions with diplomats, policymakers, and academic experts.
    SEGL highlights include:

    • An innovative case study-based Ethics and Leadership course.
    • Introductory exposure to Arabic and Chinese language and culture
    • A $1000 social entrepreneurship grant for each student upon graduation
    • A collaborative, student-written, published policy document
    • A Capitol Hill residence steps from the Capitol
    • Honors/AP Level curriculum
    • A diverse student body 
    • Guest lectures by ambassadors, U.S. politicians, foreign diplomats, journalists, speech-writers, scholars, social entrepreneurs, etc.
    • For more information, please see our website at www.schoolforethics.org and blog at http://schoolforethics.org/news/

    Rotary Youth Exchange: Spend your sophomore or junior year abroad, learning and living in a new culture. Our local Rotary clubs are seeking fun loving, adventurous, level headed teenagers to be our ambassadors to the world. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. For more information, email cherylkeepers@ak.net or go to www.rotary.org

    American Field Service (AFS): High School students and recent graduates study abroad for a year, semester, or summer in one of 42 different countries. View the new AFS catalog in the counseling office. Autumn is the time to start your application process. AFS offers intercultural educational programs in over 40 countries. Have some fun, learn about another culture, and share yours all at the same time! Find out more at www.afs.org.

    International Student Exchange Programs: This is a scholarship program designed for students to live and study one full school year on exchange. For more information, go to www.asse.com.

    About Congress - Bundestag Youth Exchange: There are 250 full scholarships for American high school students to live with a host family and attend school in Germany for a year. You must be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident; have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale; and be between the ages of 15 and 18 by the start of the program. Go to www.usagermanyscholarship.org

    Leysin American School: This coed boarding school in Switzerland offers a challenging American curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students in grades 10 or 11 may apply. Call 1-888-642-4142 or visit www.las.ch .

    Rose Urban Rural Exchange - Urban students exchange with rural students for a two-week period to experience family life, school, community and cultural activities. Download the URBAN STUDENT APPLICATION at www.roseurbanruralexchange.org Urban students travel out to the village in March; and rural students travel to Fairbanks in April. Deadline is usually in December. Also see the Alaska Humanities Forum.

    Youth for Understanding USA: Find opportunities in 35 countries. Scholarships are available. Visit www.yfu-usa.org.


Last Modified on February 6, 2024