Four basic program models
Four basic models have been identified to refer to a study abroad program's structure. They consist of (a) Island, (b) Integrated, (c) Hybrid, and (d) Field-study programs.
- Island - Students participating in island programs study alongside other American students in a study center. Island programs are typically sponsored U.S. universities and/or third-party providers, who develop a curriculum specifically with American students in mind.
- Integrated Students who participate on an integrated program enroll directly in courses alongside local students at a host university. Program sponsors may provide additional services such as assistance with course registration and language tutoring.
- Hybrid - Hybrid programs include elements of both island and integrated program. Typically students take a selection of their coursework at a host university and the remainder at a study center. Hybrid programs are common in countries where the primary language of instruction is not English, such as China and Morocco.
- Field-based - Field-based study abroad programs for academic credit are structured much more liberally than traditional island, integrated or hybrid programs. Generally these programs involve a thematic focus, field study training and finally an independent study project. SIT Study Abroad programs are for the most part field-based.
While the majority of foreign students who study in the United States are pursuing a full degree, most outgoing U.S. students study abroad for one or two academic terms. The majority of US students now choose short-term study abroad programs according to the most recent Institute of International Education Open Doors Report. ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Study_abroad_in_the_United_States
A How-To Guide to Studying Abroad on a Budget, on a
Whim, and on a Time Crunch
Endeavor On is a multi-platform educational and inspirational program that seeks to provide community college students in the St. Louis metropolitan area with the encouragement and tools needed to pursue studying abroad for themselves, regardless of age, gender, lifestyle, or financial resources. ... http://www.endeavoron.com
Foreign Exchange Student Programs for High School
First step in the process
The first step in the process to become an exchange student is to contact an Exchange company and find out more about the programs they offer. It’s the exchange program that takes care about all the paper work and finds a school, host family for you in your exchange country.
Through the directory at Exchange Student World you’ll find exchange programs from all around the world. It is advised that you contact as many companies as possible. Do your research before you chose program because they will have much influent if you will have a great year or not. ... http://exchangestudentworld.com/student/become-an-exchange-student