Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
Foreign exchange organizations wishing to place students in Atlanta Public Schools must be approved by the Council on Standards for Education Travel (CSIET). Applications should be submitted by May 3. Additionally, organizations must receive approval from the Atlanta Public Schools’ Department of Student Assignment prior to submitting an application for acceptance of a foreign exchange student.
To be considered for approval the organization will provide the Department of Student Assignment with the following information:
• The organization’s most recent brochure describing its programs
• Evidence of health, accident and bonding insurance;
• Name, address and telephone number of the organization’s local representative for the Atlanta area;
• Two letters of reference authored by local host families who have had students placed in their home by the organization within the last year. Reference letters should specifically address the family’s working relationship with the organization and its local representatives;
The foreign exchange student must be between 15 and 19 years of age and reside with a host family or sponsoring family living within the boundaries of the Atlanta Public Schools.
Foreign exchange students will be enrolled as full time students and will be subject to the same policies, rules of conduct and attendance requirements as regular students. The Atlanta Public Schools may limit the number of foreign exchange students admitted. Additionally, the Atlanta Public Schools reserves the right to deny placement opportunities for all applicants relative to space availability in its high schools.