High School USA

It’s Not Too Late – Come Back + Save Up To $1,600

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As you and thousands of other CIEE High School USA students return home after an exciting year in the U.S., you may be wondering: Does my high school experience really have to end? The answer: No! 

At CIEE, we welcome and even reward students who come back. Submit your returning student application by June 24, 2018, to get a cool $1,000 discount on your next program fee.

BONUS: All returning students will be automatically entered to receive one of three additional $600 discounts – for a grand total of $1,600 off their program fee!

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The benefits of returning with CIEE are clear:

  • Another semester or year in America – travel on the F-1 visa!
  • The opportunity to earn a high school diploma from an American school
  • Up to $1,600 off your next program fee

Hear From Students Who Came Back

  • Bang, Vietnam

    “The best part of coming back has been being able to meet new people and experience a different culture within the same country.”

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  • Pimpatha, Thailand

    "I got to know my second family who loves me like my home family that I won't forget, learned new cultures, try new food, and became more mature than before."

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  • Michaela, Czech Republic

    “You'll never know what the second year has prepared for you, and I encourage you to give it a chance, and do another year, I can guarantee that you will not regret!”

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  • Almudena, Spain

    “A second year gives you plenty of opportunities to live the experience the way you want. Different state, with different goals and achievements. It gives you the chance of trying new things.”

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  • Nutthakamon, Thailand

    “I have been with CIEE for 2 years... I know that CIEE will always find good things for us, always be with you when you have problems, and always help us solve the problems.”

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When you return to the U.S. on a second program with CIEE, you get:

  • The industry-leading, multilingual support you have come to expect
  • The same quality health insurance, a thoroughly-vetted host family, and more
  • A simplified application process – since we already know who you are, applying is easy!

All this in addition to the program itself: another semester or year at a high-quality American high school.


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We are glad you asked! Most CIEE High School USA participants – whether you initially traveled on the J-1 or F-1 visa – are eligible to return to the U.S. on a second program. Exceptions include participants who received an ECA-sponsored grant administered by CIEE, such as CBYX, FLEX, or YES. If you received such a grant, you are ineligible to return on a second program.

Not sure if you are eligible? Email us at contact@ciee.org . 


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Due to industry regulations and policies specific to each partner school, attending the same high school for an additional year is not guaranteed. However, CIEE will work with you and your current school, host family, and local coordinator to see what options are available.

In the event that you cannot attend the same school, do not worry. We partner with over 110 schools across the U.S., and will work with you to find the best fit. Since we handle the regulatory and re-enrollment paperwork, as well as visa processing, the transition is easy.


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Students returning on another program will have to pay school tuition in addition to program fees. If your current program is on the J-1 visa, this will be an additional cost. If your current program is on the F-1 visa, you are already paying tuition; as a result, your costs will only change according to the specific program or school you choose.

For more information, please fill out the form above.