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2017/2018 Program Fees and Terms

The sooner you apply, the better your chances for acceptance in the program of your choice. A limited number of ASSE scholarships are available based upon financial need and academic merit.

An academic year, semester or a short–term program abroad will be the most challenging experience of your life. And if you’re ready to face the unknown, the excitement, adventure and rewards of an exchange experience abroad can be yours, too!

Preliminary Application Fee:

All candidates for acceptance in the ASSE Exchange Program must complete an Application Form and pay a Preliminary Application Fee of $250. This Preliminary Application Fee is non-refundable. Consideration for acceptance and country of preference will be based upon your qualifications and the date of receipt of your application

( Exclusive of Program Fee ) All Programs $250

Program Fees: 2017/2018*

Priced and payable in U.S. Dollars
School Year or Semester** (August/September 2017 Departure)***
Germany, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Holland, Turkey, Belgium, Estonia, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, and Moldova$7850
English Canada$9850†
English Canada Choice Plus (Vancouver)$21000
English Canada Choice Plus (Calgary)$20750
French Canada$12000†
Thailand (July departure)$7200
China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Vietnam$8950
Semester only**(August/September 2017 Departure)***
Great Britain$8600
School Year or Semester**(Spring 2018 Departure)***
Australia (depart January)$9650
Japan (depart March)$10500
Korea (depart March)$9800
Argentina, Brazil (depart January)$7050
South Africa (depart January)$8590
Thailand (depart May)$7000
Summer Homestay – 6 weeks(July 2017 Departure)
Sweden, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, Finland, Portugal, Slovakia, Norway, Czech Rep, Argentina, Italy, Turkey, Estonia, Poland, Romania$6800
Japan, Korea, China, France$7900
Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mongolia$6000
Summer Language – 4 weeks(July 2017 Departure)
*Program fees subject to change due to major exchange rate or airfare fluctuations.
**Due to variances in host country school start and end dates, program group departures, compatibility with home country and host country school terms, availability of suitable volunteer host families, etc., School Year and Semester Programs may start before or after host country school start dates and may finish before or after host country school end dates.
***Semester programs available to most year program destinations.
Program fee excludes airfare.

Program fees include: Round trip international airfare from New York to Europe and South Africa, from Miami to Brazil and Argentina, from Los Angeles to Asia/Pacific. Summer and Year programs between USA, Canada, and Mexico exclude airfare.

Fees also include comprehensive health, accidental death and travel insurance, host family recruitment and screening, non-English speaking country language training (School Year and Semester Programs only), and orientation.

Program fees exclude: domestic travel from home to international gateway city (special "youth fares" available upon request), passport and visa fees, school uniforms (if required), educational/recreational overnight field trips, school lunch money (if necessary), and pocket money.

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