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Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby somenube » Sun 08.17.2008 9:10 pm

I am planning to go over in 2010 for a semester or two, (I am not sure yet) I was wondering if anyone here has any experience or recommendations. Right now I am looking at Intrax study abroad because it has insurance and the ability to get scholarships.

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby somenube » Wed 08.20.2008 1:21 pm

No one wants to answer? :cry: The first person to reply gets a cookie! *waves it in your face* :)
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby BrianM » Wed 08.20.2008 10:34 pm

This is probably the first time I posted this but, use the search option, theres probably hundreds of these threads.
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby chikara » Wed 08.20.2008 10:41 pm

somenube wrote:No one wants to answer? ....

Maybe no one who has viewed this thread so far *knows* the answer :)

Try BrianM-san's advice.
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby somenube » Thu 08.21.2008 12:34 am

I searched but I couldn't find a thread specifically for High-school, there was a lot for college though. But I didn't read all 87 pages of threads. :mrgreen:
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby AJBryant » Thu 08.21.2008 1:10 pm

Did you try something like a Google search for "foreign exchange high school japan"?


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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby somenube » Thu 08.21.2008 2:18 pm

I search and found Intrax -study abroad-. (Look at the first post)
Here's a link: http://www.intraxstudyabroad.com/japan
It costs over 8,000 for a semester :shock: !
Is this an expensive deal in comparison with other companies such as CCI? :?
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby Mugiwara_shojo » Thu 09.25.2008 9:35 pm

8000 doesn't sound too expensive. I know of a summer program that's 6000 for 6 weeks. 8000 isn't that bad.
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby chikara » Thu 09.25.2008 10:09 pm

Mugiwara_shojo wrote:8000 doesn't sound too expensive. I know of a summer program that's 6000 for 6 weeks. 8000 isn't that bad.

OK, since you've revived this thread with that useful piece of information how about providing some more details for the OP :)

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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby kyo_sora_forever » Mon 09.29.2008 10:35 am

YFU is a good one and offers full scholarships!
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby Algoze » Thu 10.02.2008 12:09 am

Only ones I can think about is AFS, Rotary EF and YFU.

I don't recommend EF though, heard some bad things about them, I as well haven't had dealt with them so well either =/ They aren't that bad either though, I do recommend however AFS or YFU.
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Re: Good High-school exchange programs!

Postby chiisu321 » Thu 12.11.2008 10:42 am

what country are you from?
I know about intrax. It's good, but it's rules are kind of inconsistent and a pain.

If I remember correctly, AFS has some crazy thing where you have to write a 1st and second choice and you may not get your first choice. =/

I didn't well read what you wrote, but Intrax is a good program. You'll be automatically registered to take the JLPT test (in case you didn't know). It has the best pricing, the insurance is a plus, and besides the occasional rules setting you back, I found no problems.

You may be placed in a very unpopular area (i was placed in Anjou. even people in japan don't know where this is) So, if you're dead set on a certain area.........forget about it. I noticed when i went that Tokyo is really for the younger kids because they need to be closer to headquarters in case of problems. The older students were placed farther away.

My advice, whatever program you chose, please be prepared. Don't be picky about stuff (i hated ALL the other exchange students. They were so ungrateful to their host families, never studied, and cause problems at school) it's not a vacation, if you're not going to learn something be it language or culture, don't go at all.

(Intrax is a good program.)
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