The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State are looking for districts and schools to host international students through the State Department’s Exchange Visitor Secondary School Student Program.

The program includes students from around the world in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Future Leaders Exchange and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study programs. Tens of thousands of students from nearly 60 countries apply for approximately 2,100 open slots through the three programs.

Additionally, more than 20,000 privately-funded high school students come to the U.S. under the BridgeUSA program. Each one of them goes through a rigorous application process and receives support from a nonprofit sponsor organization during their time in the United States.

In July 2021, the Departments of State and Education committed to work together and with other federal agencies to promote international education and exchange in a Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education