PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
lacement into Kindergarten through twelfth grade institutions in the United States allows an international student to build a pathway to academic success. Students are entering the United States at earlier ages every year to build a foundation of knowledge and achievement that will be attractive to college admissions counselors. We provide a broad range of offerings in this area, including F-1 private and public school placements, J-1 exchange placement, a full range of attractive boarding and day school offerings, and a suite of services to support the student’s course of study.
Our K-12 Programs:
High School Pathway Program
EduAbroad’s High School Pathway Program is a
unique option that helps students transition smoothly
to the American school system. This program allows
students to prepare their English skills for several
months prior to beginning their regular education. The
extra time allotted by this program allows international
students the chance to find their footing and spend
more time choosing the right school. Since this
program functions outside the regular school system,
start dates are more flexible and the application
process is quicker.
Pathway Program Information
Student Exchange J-1
J-1 programs are among the lowest cost options
available to students intending to study in the United
States. Such programs offer a great value and
generally allow students to obtain a quality academic
experience and deep cultural immersion. J-1 high
school programs are limited to one year, meaning that
the student will have the option to transfer to an F-1
school if he or she desires to do so after the first year.
J-1 placements are typically made all over the United
States. It is just as common to receive a J-1 placement
for a rural community as it is to receive a placement
into a school in a large city, so students should be
flexible in terms of where they would like to study.
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Public School F-1
American public schools allow international students to get the “traditional” American high school experience at a lower cost than some other competing options. Public school programs in the United States utilize the F-1 visa and I-20 form. Such schools in the United States tend to be larger than their private counterparts, and offer a good chance for students with solid English skills and independence to excel and to get a taste of the real American high school experience. Public school programs are currently limited to a single year enrollment limit, so are best suited to a student that is coming for a shorter term cultural experience or that intends to transfer to another school when the first year is completed.
Private School F-1
Private schools in the United States offer a great variety of schooling options for international students. Private schools represented by EduAbroad typically utilize the F-1 visa and I-20 form. From the smallest private boarding schools to large and diverse day schools, Edu Abroad works directly with partner schools all across the continental United States. Private schools typically offer a very tailored educational experience with special programs, very close attention from school staff and faculty, and small class sizes. These attributes make private schools an ideal place for building foundational skills, improving English skills, and getting close personal interaction with fellow students and with mentors.