Host School Resources
CIEE has established a number of program rules to encourage exchange students to adjust well as members of both their U.S. host family and host high school community. CIEE selects students based on academic and English ability, maturity, and motivation. Our rules set clear guidelines for students regarding academic expectations, host family participation, and personal health and safety.
CIEE works with students to help in adjustment matters, both academic and social. In situations where students violate program rules, CIEE follows a disciplinary process that includes providing policy reminders and letters of encouragement, warning letters, probation letters, and dismissals in rare cases when we feel that the student has demonstrated a persistent and significant lack of maturity, poor judgment, lack of responsibility, or effort. CIEE makes every effort to assist participants to enjoy a successful learning and growing experience here in the U.S.
As a host high school, some important rules you should be aware of are:
- Students are required to maintain a C+ average or higher in all courses at the host high school.
- Students are required to take English (other than English as a second language) and an American History course, along with two other academic courses of the student’s choice.
- Students are expected to attend school each day that it is in session and are required to abide by school absence policies if they are ill or unable to attend.
- Students are required to abide by all school guidelines, policies, and codes of conduct.
- Students are expected to accept the grade-level placement as determined by the host high school, as well as school policies regarding exchange student participation in graduation ceremonies or the receipt of a diploma. Students are aware that they may not be permitted to participate in graduation or receive a diploma, depending on the host school’s policies.
Click here to see full program rules given to students by CIEE.
If a teacher or school administrator has any concerns regarding a student’s performance, behavior, or academic abilities, we encourage the school to contact the Local Coordinator or the CIEE office, and we will be happy to assist.