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Students' testimonials

What is it actually like to spend a high school year abroad? No one knows or can explain it better than the people who have gone on a high school exchange themselves. That’s why we let several of our students tell us about their year abroad, as you can read about below.

Also, don’t miss our social media channels! Follow @stsworldwide on TikTok and Instagram to get a true feel for what a high school year abroad is really like. We have our students take over our channels every week and it is full of our students’ real-life stories. Follow to see how an exchange year can change your life!

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We’d love to hear about your experiences! If you’re interested in sharing your story, send us an e-mail at social.media@sts-education.com. You might be featured on our channels next time!

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  • Two sisters studied abroad in the USA

    21/05/2024

    Sisters Malin and Sophia from Sweden spent their exchange in different cities in Massachusetts, USA, one hour apart. Malin (17) and Sophia (18) hav...
  • Laryssa went on high school in the USA

    21/05/2024

    Laryssa from Austria spent her exchange year in Nebraska, USA. In the summer of 2022, I started my exchange which lasted for 10 months, meaning tha...
  • Petra was on an exchange year in the USA

    13/05/2024

    Petra, 41, from The Netherlands is a former STS exchange student. Here she shares her exchange story: “When I was 17, I spent the school year of...
  • Selina was on high school exchange in the USA

    18/04/2024

    Hello, my name is Selina, and I am from Germany. I spent my exchange year in Anchorage, Alaska. Spending a year in the probably most unique state o...
  • Michelle chose to study in the USA

    15/03/2024

    My name is Michelle and I am from the Netherlands. I am spending my exchange year in America in a place called American Fork, Utah. Living with a...
  • Ada studied on high school in the USA

    15/03/2024

    Ada from Finland spends her exchange in Arizona, USA. Hi! Greetings from sunny Arizona I had been dreaming about doing an exchange year for years a...
  • Clémence studied abroad on high school in the USA

    05/03/2024

    Clémence from Switzerland spent her exchange in Nebraska, USA. Since I was little, my dream was to go to the USA. When I was ten, my brother did a...
  • Giulia spent a year abroad in the USA

    05/03/2024

    Giulia from Italy spent her exchange in the Lansing area, Michigan, USA. Why did you go on exchange? I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures,...
  • Valentina went on exchange to Denmark

    05/03/2024

    Valentina from Switzerland spent her exchange in Denmark. How it all started In April 2018, my mom and I took a trip to Copenhagen during Easter...
  • Leona studied abroad on high school in Argentina

    05/03/2024

    Leona from the Netherlands spent her exchange in Argentina. I’ve always had a lust for traveling. When I was a little kid, I dreamt of moving to th...
  • Noelle studied on high school in France

    01/03/2024

    Swedish-Canadian Noelle is on exchange in France and she is one of our guest bloggers.  #1 In Sweden, before takeoff My adventure started this summ...
  • Theo studied abroad on high school in the USA

    01/03/2024

    "Just like a high school movie!" Have you ever dreamt about living a scene from an American high school movie, with cheering crowds and a shiny...
  • Mirja spent a year abroad in Germany

    09/02/2024

    Mirja from Montenegro spent her exchange in Hamburg, Germany It was my big dream to live in Germany. The language has played a big role. They say...
  • Liel went on exchange to the USA

    29/11/2023

    Liel from Switzerland was on exchange in USA. Where did you go on exchange and why? I went to the USA, more specifically to Long Island,...
  • Lina went on high school exchange to the USA

    22/09/2023

    Hey there! My name is Lina, I'm from Austria and I was on exchange in Gonzales, Louisiana, in the United States for 5 months, this first half of...
  • Bo went on high school in the USA

    08/09/2023

    Bo from the Netherlands went on exchange to Kansas in the USA. "Dear future exchange student, How wonderful that you are thinking about doing an...
  • Gustav studied abroad in the USA

    31/05/2023

    Swedish Gustav was on a high school exchange in the USA in 2010/2011. “My high school exchange in the USA in 2010/2011 made me realize the importan...
  • Emilia was on an exchange year in Canada

    02/05/2023

    Emilia from Austria went on exchange to Vancouver, Canada. Why Canada and Vancouver? Because it is the “bigger version of my hometown in Austria” –...
  • Vittoria was on high school exchange in Germany

    02/05/2023

    Vittoria from Italy spent her exchange in Germany. Where did you go? I spent 11 months in Starnberg, a small town 30 minutes from Munich in Bavaria...
  • Jenny chose to study in Costa Rica

    02/05/2023

    Jenny from Norway went on exchange to Costa Rica. We asked her about her experience. Why did you go on exchange? I have always wanted to go on an...
  • Amanda went on high school exchange to Australia

    26/04/2023

    Amanda from Finland is on exchange in Australia. How did you decide to go? I remember writing a list of the pros and cons of doing an exchange year...
  • Eliza went on exchange to Sweden

    26/04/2023

    Eliza from the Netherlands was on exchange in Sweden. Why did you go on exchange? I wanted an experience of my own, away from all the things I...
  • Cedric spent a year abroad in Canada

    26/04/2023

    Cedric from Switzerland was on exchange in Canada. Where did you go and why? I went to Canada, mostly because my parents deemed it to be a safer...
  • Simon studied abroad on high school in the USA

    12/04/2023

    Simon Hyberg from Sweden is on exchange in Louisiana, USA Why did you go on exchange? It wasn’t really planned, I saw a brochure in my school, and ...
  • Theo studied on high school in the USA

    12/04/2023

    Theo from Sweden on exchange in Illinois, USA. Why did you choose to go on exchange? I chose to go for a couple of reasons. One being that I love...
  • Johan chose to study in Japan

    30/03/2023

    Johan from Norway is on high school exchange in Tokyo, Japan. Here’s his story. I was not prepared to gain such a deep understanding I left Norway...
  • Lucie was on high school exchange in the USA

    30/03/2023

    Lucie Caste from France spent her exchange in Dallas/Fort Worth in Texas, USA. We asked her some questions about her experience. How was it to live...
  • Barbara was on an exchange year in Costa Rica

    30/03/2023

    Barbara from Italy went on exchange to Costa Rica. Why did you go on exchange? I decided to go on an exchange year because I wanted to challenge...
  • Joelle studied abroad in the USA

    30/03/2023

    Joelle from Switzerland was on exchange in Texas, USA. Where did you go on exchange? I was placed in Stephenville, a small city in Texas. In the...
  • Amelia went on high school in Sweden

    22/03/2023

    We managed to get an interview with Amelia from Italy. She was on exchange in Uddevalla, Sweden for 322 days. Why did you go on exchange? Because I...
  • Lovisa studied on high school in the USA

    22/03/2023

    Lovisa from Sweden went on exchange to the USA in 2019/2020. We asked her about her experience. 1. Why did you choose to go to the USA? I went to t...
  • Lisa chose to study in the USA

    03/02/2023

    Lisa from Sweden went on exchange to the USA in 2015/2016. She stayed 10 months in a city called Mechanicsburg, outside of Harrisburg, in...
  • Maja was on high school exchange in the USA

    12/12/2022

    Swedish Maja was a high school exchange student in Kansas, USA in 2016/17. Her drive came from a passion for traveling, a curiosity about...
  • Tuuli was on an exchange year in Costa Rica

    02/09/2022

    Hello! I'm Tuuli and I spent my exchange year in Costa Rica in the academic year 2021/22. The exchange year had been a long-time dream of mine, as ...
  • Clara studied abroad in the USA

    21/12/2020

    Becoming an exchange student and living and going to school in another country is an exciting and fulfilling experience. Clara Ylander from...
  • Albin went on high school in Spain

    21/12/2020

    I had always wanted to go on a high school exchange to experience a different way of life. I chose Spain because I knew some Spanish. I preferred t...