The Commission is not authorized to give financial assistance for secondary school studies, nor is it equipped to provide detailed information about such studies. However, some special information for secondary school students who wish to study in the United States is given below.

Exchange Programs

Many opportunities are available for students from other countries to attend secondary school in the U.S. under the auspices of sponsored exchange programs. While exchanges have been a part of the U.S. secondary school scene for many years, they have received considerable attention since 1982 as a result of President Reagan’s International Youth Exchange Initiative. The initiative has provided a stimulus for the expansion of previously existing exchange opportunities as well as the creation of new programs. Families who send their children to the U.S with these exchange organizations are usually not obliged to receive an American student in return, but may if they so desire.

An exchange normally occurs under the auspices of an intermediary organization specializing in the two‑way movement of high school students. Youth for Understanding and AFS represent just two of the many organizations, both profit and non‑profit, which operate international exchange programs. Some special exchange programs for secondary school students which have come to the Commission’s attention are listed below.

Pre-College Programs

Several opportunities exist for students to participate in post-secondary, pre-college programs at some American colleges and universities.  These programs are designed to acquaint future college students with college life, academic courses and expectations by having students enroll in and take college courses for credit before going to college; usually, during a summer of secondary school.  For specific universities and colleges offering this type of program, please visit the Advising Center of the Commission for Educational Exchange Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Organizations offering exchange programs

AFS Programmes Interculturels
Place de l’Alma, 3/11
B- 1200 Bruxelles
Tel. : 02/ 743.85.40
Fax : 02/ 743.85.50
E-mail: info.please@afs.org
Website: www.afsbelgique.be

AFS Interculturele Programma’s
Hendrik Consciencestraat 52
B- 2800 Mechelen
Tel. : 015/79.50.10
E-mail : info@afsvlaanderen.be
Website : www.afsvlaanderen.be

AILS séjours linguistiques
Rue Alphonse Renard 55
B- 1050 Bruxelles
Tel. : 02/ 344.41.44
Fax. : 02/ 344.01.44
E-mail: info@ails-belgium.be
Website: www.sejours-linguistiques.com

COSMOLINGUA BELGIUM
Spillemansstraat 1
B- 2140 Antwerpen
Tel. : 03/ 236.44.00 (NL) – 02/223.14.19 (FR)
Fax. : 03/ 235.97.19
E-mail : Info@cosmolingua.be
Website : www.cosmolingua.be

EDUCATIONAL AND LANGUAGE TRAVEL SERVICES (ELS)
Eedverbondkaai 36
B- 9000 Gent
Tel. : 09/ 245.13.36
Fax. : 09/ 221.17.32
E-mail : info@els.be
Website : www.els.be

EF BELGIUM
Rue de Stassart, 117, Stassartstraat
B- 1050 Brussels
Tel. : 02/ 513.30.30
Fax : 02/513.66.99
E-mail : talenreizen.be@ef.com
Website : http://www.efbelgique.be

INTERLINGUA/LANGUES VIVANTES
Rue John Waterloo, Wilsonstraat 28
B- 1000 Brussels
Tel. : 02/ 230.01.90 (French) – 02/ 280.15.67 (Dutch)
E-mail : info@taalreizen.com (NL) – info@languesvivantes.com
Web Site : www.taalreizen.comwww.languesvivantes.com

LANGUAGES & TRAVEL BELGIQUE

90 Rue Faiderstraat
B- 1050 Brussels
Tel. : 02 646 97 70
Fax : 02 646 98 85
E-mail : contact@langtra.comlangtravel@skynet.be
Web Site : www.langtra.com

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
Operations location
People To People International-Europe asbl
Chemin au Bois 40
1970 Wezembeek-Oppem
Belgium.

Legal office
People To People International-Europe asbl
Maison de la FranciteRue Joseph II, 18
1000 Bruxelles
Belgique
Tel: +32.478.482023
Fax: +32.2.731.7061
Chalks Richard Corriette
Regional Chair Europe – Board of Directors Global
chalks@ptpi.be
Website: http://www.ptpi.be/

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Website: http://rotary.belux.org/

TIPS ON TRIPS AND CAMPS
Ms. Marianne Deweert
Rue du Collège St. Michel, 95, Sint-Michielskollegestraat
B- 1150 Brussels
Tel.: 02/734.67.97.

WORLD EDUCATION PROGRAM (WEP)
Av. de Jette – Jetselaan, 26
1081 Brussels – BELGIUM
Tel. +32-2-534 53 50
Fax. +32-2-534 50 70
email : info@wep.be
website : www.wep.be

YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING (YFU)

YFU Bruxelles-Wallonie asbl
Rue de la Station, 73/75
4430 Ans – Belgique
Tel. : +32 (0) 4 223 76 68
Fax: +32 (0) 4 223 08 52
Email : outbound@yfu-belgique.be
Skype : deborah.texier-yfu
Web Site : www.yfu-belgique.be

YFU – Vlaanderen
Regastraat 47
B- 3000 Leuven
Tel. : 016/29.06.14
Fax : 016/ 29.32.15
E-mail : info@yfu.be
Web Site : www.yfu.be

N.B. : This list is not exhaustive, nor does inclusion on it constitute recommendation by the Commission.