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ASSE was established in 1976 as the

American Scandinavian Student Exchange

by the Swedish Government to organize

student exchange programs between Swe-

den and the United States. Soon Denmark,

Norway and Finland elected to participate.

Since then, the program has grown to

include:

At present, ASSE also works closely with the

Canadian provincial education ministries.

ASSE maintains 38 offices in 31 countries

and accommodates more than 30,000 high

school age students and host families an-

nually in its programs in the participating

countries.

To qualify, you must be no younger

than 15 nor older than 18 1/2 years of

age upon departure, and be mature

enough to adjust to the different val-

ues, lifestyle and attitudes of a foreign

country. You must also be a student

in good standing in the upper third of

your class or have a B grade average

(C for summer programs), be in good

health and have excellent character

references.

Having studied a foreign language

is certainly helpful, but not essential.

Most important is a sense of adven-

ture and a serious commitment to

learning the language and becom-

ing an active participant in the family,

school and community life of your

chosen country. It’s an experience you

will remember and cherish for the rest

of your life.

Great Britain

France

Germany

Switzerland

Italy

Spain

Holland

Belgium

Portugal

Czech Republic

Poland

Romania

Moldova

Slovakia

Turkey

Serbia

Lithuania

Estonia

Ukraine

Canada

( French & English speaking )

Mexico

Brazil

Argentina

Japan

Korea

Thailand

China

Mongolia

Taiwan

Hong Kong

Vietnam

Australia

New Zealand

South Africa

A fewwords about

ASSE

How you qualify

for an

ASSE

Exchange Year