Student Exchange Programs

Foreign Links Around the Globe

Choose From 6 Exciting Exchange Programs!

Welcome to Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG)! Since 1989, FLAG has been an industry leader in international student exchange programs. Presently, FLAG offers 6 exciting program opportunities to it's participants. These programs include everything from a traditional J-1 Exchange Visitor Program to short term trips. Because FLAG offers multiple programs, students can select experiences tailored to their preferences. Students can choose between programs from two weeks to 12 or more months in duration.


Currently, FLAG places students in over 48 U.S. states for inbound experiences. In each state, students have the exciting opportunity to experience another culture, improve their English, and learn about their host families and communities. For FLAG Outbound experiences, FLAG has International Partners around the globe and places students in countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Russia, New Zealand, Scotland, Denmark, Belgium, Argentina, Germany…and many more!

Application and Orientation

Each FLAG program has its own application process and requirements. Applicants will work with their local FLAG International Partners to meet eligibility requirements and criteria set by the program or host institution(s). We hope students see the FLAG experience as a unique privilege and put their best foot forward on their applications.

Once selected and placed, each student attends the FLAG arrival orientation —a vital first step toward a positive and successful program. After the orientation, each student continues to receive one-on-one support throughout his or her exchange experience.

*For FLAG's Outbound experiences, students will work directly with a local FLAG representative for their study abroad opportunity.

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