High school students age 14 - 19
A month in the US living with an American host family, a one week youth camp plus many activities and excursions.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The SummerXchange program gives high school students the opportunity to live alongside American families experiencing American culture first hand. Students will improve their English language abilities while having an amazing experience in the US through various activities, trips and a weeklong youth camp. (See details below.)
Not only is this an opportunity for high school students to learn about the American culture, but it is also an opportunity for them to share their culture with the host family. This is a mutual cultural exchange.
This year SummerXchange will be in Tennessee. The home of country music, Elvis and the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.
The exact program will be confirmed near the time of departure.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND DESTINATIONS
All our American host families are carefully selected by our US Director of Operations. An interview, home inspection, family training and background check ensure that students (and parents) feel secure knowing the family they stay with is known and trusted by us.
Our host families are extremely keen to share their home, family and culture and strive to provide an amazing unforgettable experience.
A lot of families in the United States are Christian and it is therefore common for students to accompany the family to church on Sunday morning or take part in activities organized by their church.
All students participating in the SummerXchange program will take part in activities with their family but also together with other students partaking in the ultimateXchange Summer program.
These include excursions to various points of interest in the local area, museums, movie nights, a Lake Day and many more.
All activities organised by ultimateXchange have bilingual uXc staff members accompanying them.
All ultimateXchange students also take part in a week-long American Youth Camp. This is a fun, action packed week away where students have the opportunity to try new sports and activities, travel to a new part of American and make long lasting friendships with other American kids their age.
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> Be between 14 and 19 years old
> Provide an application including one reference from an English teacher
> Complete a short Oral English Level Assessment conducted by a uXc staff member before going to America
> Agree to our rules and polices*
The cost of the SummerXchange is €3,750.
A deposit of €1,500 is required at the time of registration.
> Roundtrip flights to and from chosen Italian airport to US destination (Transport to and from the airport in Italy is the participant’s responsibility)
> Travel and Medical insurance
> ESTA application (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation)
> All transportation in the USA (for activities with host-family)
> Group activities (see list above)
> Food during group activities (students will visit a number of American restaurants, see pictures above)
> One week youth camp (see above)
> uXc Staff members during the trip
> uXc induction evening a month before the trip
> uXc T-shirt, water bottle, sunglasses, pen, pad of paper, and stickers
*Siblings receive € 100 discount each.