You should plan to cover the following expenses in addition to the cost of the program:
- Domestic flight to get to the international departure
- Passport and visa fees
- School lunch money (depends on destination)
- School uniforms if required (depends on destinations)
- Public transportation
- Educational/recreational trips
- Pocket money ($300 to $400/month recommended)
Pre-application fee of $250 is non-refundable. Final payment is due on June 1st. Cancelation before July 1st will incur a $1,000 cancelation fee plus any airline or partner cancelation fees imposed. Cancelation fee after July 1st and before departure date will incur $2,000 fee plus any airline costs and partner cancelation fees. No refunds are available after student embarks on their exchange semester or year.
Scholarships & Discounts
STS Foundation Scholarship
STS Foundation is proud to offer discretionary need-based scholarship opportunities to certain students based on academics and financials. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information on how you can apply to be considered for a scholarship.
Host & Go Discount
You can receive a 10% discount on your high school exchange program fee if your family hosts an exchange student the same year you are going abroad or has hosted with STS Foundation in the 2 years prior to your departure. Enter discount code HOST&GO when filling out your pre-application to be considered for this discount.