School Visit Program


The School Visit program is our most popular group homestay program offered between September and June each year. Our school visit programs typically last from 10 to 21 days and offer a rich cultural experience by giving students aged 13 to 18 the chance to stay with an American host family while visiting an American high school. Our students will spend a minimum of three to seven class days (depending on program length) in school. During these visits, students will experience a variety of different classes. School visit program students are also offered several planned group activities during their stay.

Main Features

  • Opportunity to spend 3 to 7 class days visiting an American high school
  • Unique cultural experience by learning about various subjects taught in American classrooms
  • Placement in a volunteer American Host Family that has been carefully recruited, screened, and selected by trained IFF professionals (host family contact information is generally provided 2-4 weeks before scheduled arrival)
  • One (1) full-day excursion per week (Student admission costs included; lunch will be provided for IFF students)
  • One (1) half-day group activity per week (Admission costs associated with pre-planned activities included)
  • Welcome and Farewell Parties

As with all IFF programs, the School Visit Program also includes:

  • Supervision by trained and dedicated IFF Coordinators with intimate knowledge of the destination community
  • Insurance covering all program participants including students and volunteer host families
  • 24-Hour, 7-day-a-week support from the IFF Home Office
  • Support for obtaining tourist visa (if required)