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FOREIGN EXCHANGE GROUPS IN ORANGE COUNTY

Listed below are the larger foreign exchange organizations available to Orange County students: AFS Intercultural Programs Phone: (818) 792-7068. Students sent abroad each year from United States: 2,600-2,800. Students sent abroad each year from Orange County: 100. Students brought each year to United States: 2,800. Students brought each year to Orange County: 45. Countries involved: Antigua, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Marianas, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, West Germany and Yugoslavia. Student requirements: B grade-point average, 15 years of age or high school sophomore to 18 years of age; stringent screening process of interviews and recommendations. American Intercultural Student Exchange Phone: (619) 459-9761. Students sent abroad each year from United States: 400. Students sent abroad each year from Orange County: 10-15. Students brought each year to United States: 2,356. Students brought each year to Orange County: 100. Countries involved: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and West Germany. Student requirements: strong grades; 15-18 years of age; some language requirements. American Scandinavian Student Exchange Phone: (714) 494-4100. Students sent abroad each year from United States: 199 for year; 105 for summer. Students sent abroad each year from Orange County: 5. Students brought each year to United States: 2,157. Students brought each year to Orange County: 30. Countries involved: France, Japan, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, United Kingdom and West Germany for summer program; Australia, New Zealand and Canada for yearlong program. Student requirements: B average; 16-18 years of age; strong recommendation and interview. Cultural Homestay Institute Phone: (714) 350-9119. Students sent abroad each year from United States: 200. Students sent abroad each year from Orange County: 0. Students brought each year to United States: 10,000. Students brought each year to Orange County: 500. Countries involved: Japan, West Germany. Student requirements: C average; strong interview and references; good health; high school age. Educational Foundation for Foreign Study Phone: (805) 963-0553. Students sent abroad each year from United States: 500. Students brought each year to United States: 3,700. Students brought each year to Orange County: 20. Countries involved: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, U.S.S.R. (summer only) and West Germany. Student requirements: C-plus average; strong application, recommendations and interview. Rotary International Youth Exchange Phone: (714) 871-1434. Countries involved: Italy, Japan and West Germany. Student requirements: 16-22 years of age; strong interview; family obligation to play host to student from your host family. Youth for Understanding Phone: (213) 382-9446. Students sent abroad each year from United States: 2,064 (477 Sports for Understanding students). Students sent abroad each year from Orange County: 41. Students brought each year to United States: 4,037. Students brought each year to Orange County: 22. Countries involved: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Greece, Japan, Morea, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay and Venezuela; additional Sports for Understanding countries: Austria, Czechoslovakia, England, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, China, Taiwan, U.S.S.R., West Germany and Yugoslavia. Student requirements: B average; 14-19 years of age; good health; strong application, recommendations and interview; language requirements for France, French Belgium, French Switzerland, Spain and Venezuela.


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