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Student exchange program in the United States[edit]

It seems like more students from foreign countries are studying abroad in the U.S for this program and so I noticed that the article can be more specific on this part. The article also needs more perspectives as to the pluses and minuses of this type of exchange program, or some of the difficulties that exchange students might encounter during their stay and so forth. It could be helpful for students who are making a decision of whether to participate in the program and get them ready for the experience. Todu822 (talk) 05:15, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

VFD[edit]

On 26 March 2005, this article was nominated for deletion. The result was keep. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Student exchange program for a record of the discussion. – ABCD 20:50, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I think that the site studentexchangeinfo.com should be included in the links because it is a great resource for exchange students

Glimpse Foundation[edit]

I have added some links to Glimpse materials in several Wikipedia articles as Glimpse's mission is to disseminate cultural information acquired by youth living abroad. Our website is non-commercial and serves as a resource for people interested in life abroad - it is a source of additional information about the experiences of youth abroad and is therefore a valuable external link to this page. AJDC

Does anyone else do this??[edit]

I'd hate to seem ethnocentric, but I rarely ever read about students from the U.S. going to foreign countries. Do foreign countries not take Americans yet America takes foreigners? It seems that way. If foreign countries do, then it has to be a very, very low percentage of people. I suspect it's much lower than how many people America accepts. I'm surprised Japan doesn't do the same for Americans. I don't really read about it too often. Matter of fact, I probably haven't read, heard, or seen anything about it for five years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.77.125.20 (talk)10:17, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes, American high school students do travel abroad to attend school. However, many more students come to the US than go from it to another country (especially to another non-English-speaking country). American students are more likely to travel as part of their university program. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, besides what the previous poster said, you have to accept the fact that not all other countries will be as accepting of Americans as America is of others. They have different laws and cultures, even down to house designs and school systems. If you're pointing fingers at Japan namely, there are actually a good 50,000+ Americans there out of their population of 127 million (see Americans in Japan). Dasani 05:16, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

STS Foundation Australia[edit]

I noticed that our organisation has not been listed among other main student exchange organisations. STS Foundation is a global organisation, operating worldwide since 1958 and in Australia since 1987. Our organisation is registered with the Departments of Education of Australia. Link to our website: www.sts-education.com.au. MS —Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.214.81.42 (talk) 03:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Adding a link[edit]

I've added this link which is the official list of designated sponsor organizations according to the state department. It's substantially more complete than the DMOZ links, and all students wanting to exchange into the US must work with one of the organizations on this lists. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Redirect[edit]

"Foreign Exchange Student" redirects to List of My Name is Earl episodes. It probably would be more helpful for people looking for information on that subject to be redirected to here, specially as that other article doesn't seem to have any relation tho this. Can anyone change that? I don't know how to do it myself. PabloClark (talk) 02:29, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

It seems to have been fixed by creating a disambiguation page Covergaard (talk) 16:16, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

A site for Brazilians[edit]

This Brazilian site: [Câmbio] talks about student exchange programs and is in Portuguese.Agre22 (talk) 14:06, 15 November 2009 (UTC)agre22

Why was the tag removed[edit]

I believe that this article is far from done.

  • First the testimonies dont belong on the page. Text with references to surveys should be included instead.
  • Second the article is still very US-centered. Where are the worries about cultural pollution we in Europe have?
  • Third, where are the references to all the text?

JohanGraham (talk) 05:37, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

I agree. This article reads somewhat like a brochure, especially considering the benefits and testemonial sections. They don't belong on the page. The benefits reads like absolute statements, and very subjectively. I mean, come on, personal development thru exchange programs -> increase self-confidence? Can someone please help giving this article a broader perspective, and perhaps elaborate on the possible negative effects of these stays? I know there are some. I was an exchange student myself. Had a good time though, but I know there were other exchange students, who weren't as fortunate as I, mostly in regards to host family situations. Another slightly negative perspective comes from an international study (by dutch researchers) I was part of some years ago, that concluded that a significant, but not huge, amount of exchange students had trouble getting acclimated to their native country when returning home. Thorsager (talk) 03:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
It would be nice if you can find a reference to this Dutch reserch paper JohanGraham (talk) 10:18, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm trying. It was a couple of years ago, so don't remember much else about it... I'll get back when/if I find it or something similar--Thorsager (talk) 17:54, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

OMG Exchange program[edit]

I noticed that an academic exchange I was part of has not been listed among other main student exchange programs. Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa (OMG) program started in 2008 and sets up 1/2 semester exchanges between studnets in univeristies in Ontario, Canada and those in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Goa.

The first group of exchange students under this program attended the Fall 2008 session of university in Ontario from Mumbai University's undergraduate college - Jai Hind and students selected for the exchange included Aamer Trambu, Nozer Golwalla and Jignesh Shah. As of 2010 there are about 20-30 students traveling from Maharashtra and Goa to study courses taught in Ontario universities.

Can we include this mention? The webpage http://www.omgprogram.org/About.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spartymantz (talkcontribs) 04:43, 25 December 2010 (UTC)


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VFD[edit]

On 26 March 2005, this article was nominated for deletion. The result was keep. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Student exchange program for a record of the discussion. – ABCD 20:50, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I think that the site studentexchangeinfo.com should be included in the links because it is a great resource for exchange students

Glimpse Foundation[edit]

I have added some links to Glimpse materials in several Wikipedia articles as Glimpse's mission is to disseminate cultural information acquired by youth living abroad. Our website is non-commercial and serves as a resource for people interested in life abroad - it is a source of additional information about the experiences of youth abroad and is therefore a valuable external link to this page. AJDC

Does anyone else do this??[edit]

I'd hate to seem ethnocentric, but I rarely ever read about students from the U.S. going to foreign countries. Do foreign countries not take Americans yet America takes foreigners? It seems that way. If foreign countries do, then it has to be a very, very low percentage of people. I suspect it's much lower than how many people America accepts. I'm surprised Japan doesn't do the same for Americans. I don't really read about it too often. Matter of fact, I probably haven't read, heard, or seen anything about it for five years. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 192.77.125.20 (talk)10:17, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes, American high school students do travel abroad to attend school. However, many more students come to the US than go from it to another country (especially to another non-English-speaking country). American students are more likely to travel as part of their university program. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, besides what the previous poster said, you have to accept the fact that not all other countries will be as accepting of Americans as America is of others. They have different laws and cultures, even down to house designs and school systems. If you're pointing fingers at Japan namely, there are actually a good 50,000+ Americans there out of their population of 127 million (see Americans in Japan). Dasani 05:16, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't totally agree with the last comment, especially the part "They have different laws and cultures[...]" I don't want to say it is wrong, but I believe it doesn't apply in this case as far as there are lots of European students who go to a lot of different countries (AFS webpage), but less Americans. Why should countries as Japan accept more likely Europeans than Americans?i think the fact is American do less exchanges because the U.S. is less multi-linguistic than other countries. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.38.106.60 (talk) 05:24, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

STS Foundation Australia[edit]

I noticed that our organisation has not been listed among other main student exchange organisations. STS Foundation is a global organisation, operating worldwide since 1958 and in Australia since 1987. Our organisation is registered with the Departments of Education of Australia. Link to our website: www.sts-education.com.au. MS —Preceding unsigned comment added by 218.214.81.42 (talk) 03:05, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Adding a link[edit]

I've added this link which is the official list of designated sponsor organizations according to the state department. It's substantially more complete than the DMOZ links, and all students wanting to exchange into the US must work with one of the organizations on this lists. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:39, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Redirect[edit]

"Foreign Exchange Student" redirects to List of My Name is Earl episodes. It probably would be more helpful for people looking for information on that subject to be redirected to here, specially as that other article doesn't seem to have any relation tho this. Can anyone change that? I don't know how to do it myself. PabloClark (talk) 02:29, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

It seems to have been fixed by creating a disambiguation page Covergaard (talk) 16:16, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

A site for Brazilians[edit]

This Brazilian site: [Câmbio] talks about student exchange programs and is in Portuguese.Agre22 (talk) 14:06, 15 November 2009 (UTC)agre22

Why was the tag removed[edit]

I believe that this article is far from done.

  • First the testimonies dont belong on the page. Text with references to surveys should be included instead.
  • Second the article is still very US-centered. Where are the worries about cultural pollution we in Europe have?
  • Third, where are the references to all the text?

JohanGraham (talk) 05:37, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

I agree. This article reads somewhat like a brochure, especially considering the benefits and testemonial sections. They don't belong on the page. The benefits reads like absolute statements, and very subjectively. I mean, come on, personal development thru exchange programs -> increase self-confidence? Can someone please help giving this article a broader perspective, and perhaps elaborate on the possible negative effects of these stays? I know there are some. I was an exchange student myself. Had a good time though, but I know there were other exchange students, who weren't as fortunate as I, mostly in regards to host family situations. Another slightly negative perspective comes from an international study (by dutch researchers) I was part of some years ago, that concluded that a significant, but not huge, amount of exchange students had trouble getting acclimated to their native country when returning home. Thorsager (talk) 03:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
It would be nice if you can find a reference to this Dutch reserch paper JohanGraham (talk) 10:18, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm trying. It was a couple of years ago, so don't remember much else about it... I'll get back when/if I find it or something similar--Thorsager (talk) 17:54, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

EU youth exchanges-International youth meetings[edit]

I would mention also that very often the term "youth exchange" in Europe is used also for international youth meetings. This is true for the Youth in Action programme of the EU" and for the "European Youth Foundation". They are not student's exchange, but meeting where groups of young people (age 15-30) form different countries live together, engage in activites planned and implemented by them, and learn about each other's culture while discussing of different tpics of social interest. This is quite relevant to mention as in Europe the amount of such project is really high (the budget for this programme, wich also includes other types of project, for 6 years is of almost 1 billion Euros). To understand what a meeeting like this is i reccomend you to watch this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG80J6sK91Y

To learn about such programmes i would go to: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programme/doc/how_to_participate/programme_guide_11/programme-guide_en.pdf http://www.eyf.coe.int/fej/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.40.109.231 (talk) 23:48, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Intercambio[edit]

These two links came from the Intercambio page:

Benefiting who?[edit]

I cannot find any source financed independently which claim that student exchange benefits either the host or the guest.

In fact now where the technology allows people to remain at home while studying abroad research support that students should remain in their home country. See: Bliv hjemme - tag på kursus (Danmarks medie og Journalisthoejskole). Secondary student exchange could set the student back because credits are not recognized back home. The Danish department of education will not give credits for high school classes taken in United Kingdom or United States due to the superior education standard in Denmark

I find no reason why the section about who is benefitting from student exchange should stay in this article when there is not sources for it. It looks like original research and Wikipedia is not a place for that JohanGraham (talk) 08:35, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

I think that section should be deleted, it is original research. Zarcadia (talk) 15:56, 5 April 2011 (UTC)


Title change ("as Public Diplomacy")[edit]

I don't think the recent title change is appropriate, and the changes that have led to the essay-like tag that go with it are obscuring the fundamental topic: What is a student exchange program? I suggest a reversion. JJL (talk) 15:05, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I agree. I was unable to find a discussion or comment explaining the change. Logical Cowboy (talk) 15:12, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Glad to now see it back under a more appropriate name. JJL (talk) 03:58, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Statistics[edit]

"The total number of American students sent on exchange for either a school year or semester: 1,980. This is the lowest number of American high-school exchange students in the last seven years." -- http://www.uponreturn.org/uncategorized/exchange-students-the-statistics/

Does anyone have statistics over the past century? 70.59.16.167 (talk) 05:56, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Changes 12/16/2014[edit]

For my school project I had to change or create an article on wikipedia. I thought that write about the exchange students was a good idea because this year I'm living abroad. I just changed the Drawbacks (mainly because I lived some of those or my friends did) and the W-curve adjustment Model taking information on internet or from people who lived. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maddalena Calabretta (talkcontribs) 20:25, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your contributions!
Unfortunately, I removed them. They were not written very well and included both spelling errors and improper tone (e.g., "you"). You also removed information from a cited source and replaced it with information from your personal experiences which is not how we write an encyclopedia. Feel free to write drafts of your contributions here or elsewhere if you'd like feedback! ElKevbo (talk) 20:30, 16 December 2014 (UTC)