The world is yours, go for it

Spend a year or a semester as a high school exchange student.

Make your dream come true with STS Student Exchange

Is your dream to travel overseas while also enriching your education? A student exchange program is the experience you are looking for! It will expose you to another culture in the best and safest way possible - you will live with a volunteer host family and attend school in your chosen country.

You will come back with a wealth of new experiences, great memories, improved self confidence, new friends and why not a new language too!

Getting ready

Meet STS High School and other exchange students at the send-off meeting.

Going on exchange takes careful planning and there are many things to consider before you go. School requirements? Travel and visa documents? What to pack? From the time of your first contact with us, we will give you all the information and support you need to have a great exchange.

While overseas

During your exchange year you will make new friends and gain greater self-confidence.

As an exchange student you will become part of a new family, a new school, a new community and a new country. It is a big step and even more, a fantastic adventure that will change your life.

After your return

Join the STS Returnee Club after you get home.

Of course you will be happy to be home again, but you will also miss being an exchange student. Thanks to the STS Returnee Club you can meet other returnees, help out new students, attend our meetings and even work for us.

Student testimonials

Read what exchange students say about their year abroad.

Many other students have been on exchange with STS before you. Check out their stories, it's the best way for you to know what exchange is all about and to make your own decision.

Why choose STS?

Responsibility, safety and quality are STS's core values.

STS (Student Travel Schools), started in Sweden in 1958, has been sending students across the world for 55 years. Our core values are Quality, Responsibility and Safety.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Find answers to your questions in our FAQ section.

We understand you want to know more before committing to an exchange. Here's a sample of our most frequently asked questions and our answers.

Your exchange