Short Term Exchange Program
Life Changing Excursions and Trips

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Welcome to FLAG STEP (Short Term Exchange Program)

STEP is for international exchange students, ages 13 to 19 years of age, which live with a host family or on a campus for an average of four weeks during the school year or summer. FLAG's STEP program is ideal for students who desire to live in the U.S. but are unable to come for a year-long academic program. STEP is designed and executed with the same standard of excellence as our traditional FLAGship and FLAG One programs. A highly customizable program, FLAG STEP can make almost any international student’s dream of experiencing “the American way of life” a reality!

Basic Package

There are several ways you can visit the United States through FLAG STEP. These programs are based on a format of customizability where International Partners and their clients can build their own program by adding features and activities to a basic home-stay program by choosing them from a menu of possibilities as outlined in our promotional materials.

The basic package, including home-stay and insurance only, ranges from 2-4 weeks in length. However, packages up to 6 weeks can be customized. Local activities and excursions can be added to the basic package for an additional cost. The activities vary by location and time of year but could include visits to museums, kayaking, pool parties, sporting events, ice skating and more! In addition to the local activities, one excursion will be added to each trip that includes the activities package. These excursions could include day trips to nearby cities or amusement parks.

FLAG can also work with you directly to customize a high school program. These programs are similar to the basic packages mentioned above. In addition to the basic package, individual students also have the option of adding school observations and activities at a local US high school or career observations, based on your interest.


Program Details

The program will include exciting activities such as baseball games, shopping trips, water park visits, kayaking, stadium tours, museum admissions or similar type outings. These basic activity packages are standard for summertime, although, a package of similar scope will be offered at different times of the year to accommodate seasonal/climate changes.

Excursions can include trips to amusement parks, day visits to nearby cities or a specific requested excursion based on group interest.

The program does require a minimum enrollment of 5 students per International Partner, unless a group has already been formed, in which case, individual enrollments are welcome.


Work With an International Partner or Direct with FLAG

If your local partner doesn’t have any groups they are sending to the U.S., or you don’t live in an area that we have an International Partner, we can work with you directly to build a program. These programs are similar to the basic packages mentioned above. In addition to the basic package, students have the option of adding school observations at a local U.S. high school or career observations, based on their interest. Please contact us directly to see how we can customize a trip for you!

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Summer Fun

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Winter Fun

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Waterpark Fun

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