Application can be made on this website. Anyone wishing to go on exchange with STS will be invited to an online interview with a STS representative. Within two weeks of the interview, providing all necessary documents have been submittted, you will receive a email notification advising preliminary acceptance or non-acceptance. Final aceptance will be notified upon completition of your full application and the receiving country's assessment of your file.
As an STS student, you must sign a contract that indicates that you accept the rules that apply to STS exchange students. STS reserves the right to suspend student participation in the programme with immediate effect if the student violates local laws and regulations.
To participate, you should be between 15 -18 years of age. Before you depart, you need to study full time and be achieving average to above grades in all subjects. You can choose to study for year, semester, 3 months, 2 months, or 1 month.
For each country, different visa rules apply to exchange students. STS issues visa documentation and informs students about the application process. It is the student's responsibility to apply for and pay for visas. A health check should be done before the trip. Individual schools may require additional health examinations and this is then paid by the student. STS reserves the right to discontinue the students programme if previous or current health status differs from that stated in the student's application. If serious health problems occur during the replacement period, STS is entitled to cancel the programme.
The programme fee is payable in 4 instalments.
The programme fee is due in full before departure.
If cancellation is received more than 60 days before departure 50% of the programme fee is forfeited. Within 60 days of departure the cancellation fee is 75%. If at any stage it is felt by STS that a suitable placing cannot be offered the full amount paid will be refunded.
All exchange students are required to have an insurance cover. STS offers a very comprehensive cover. If you prefer to purchase your own cover you will need to provide full details to STS for prior assessment and acceptance that the cover is suitable.
For EU citizens STS offers an optional insurance cover which protects students who need to cancel for reasons of illness, serious injury or death of an immediate family member. For all participants a cancellation protection is available. The cost of the insurance or protection is to be paid with the first instalment in order to be valid.