More recently, visa for Exchange students who wish to spend a year in the United States, have become scarce. More recently, visa for Exchange students who wish to spend a year in the United States, have become scarce. The American State Department has put in place new procurement arrangements and distributed annually the number of visas to be issued to American Exchange organizations. The annual meeting of the CSIET members, where turnout for the visa quotas provided thereby plays an important role. Reasons for the scarcity of visas are among others terror fear and become publicly known problem cases in the student exchange. Allegedly an American Exchange organization may be five years nothing to debt come, to get more visa forms.
Insiders from the student exchange scene consider the procurement regulations however inscrutable and arbitrary. In addition, the role of CSIET had been weakened and adopted increasingly by the Department of State. The amount of time to spend a school year abroad, is short. It offers to pupils aged between 15 and 18 years. You attend school and live with a host family, which is not paying for accommodation and meals. More than 70 organizations provide such stays, which cost on average around 7,500 euros (United States) in German-speaking countries. This included the preparation, travel costs, school fees, accommodation, and meals for a family. The actual services are very different.
“In the book a school year in the United States: Exchange organizations to the test” the authors Christian Gundlach offer, former exchange student, and Sylvia Schill, student exchange expert, an overview of all German providers. They are closely examined and presented directly comparable. Many tips will help in the decision.