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We welcome applicants as young as 13 into our programs each year from all over the world. We have programs for any length of stay and any time of year. Some programs have more flexibility than others so we are happy to match you with the program that is best for you!

Interested in an Academic Program?

First, we will determine if we have a partner near you. If so, we will direct them to contact you to tell you everything you need to know.

If we don’t have a partner near you, no worries! In some cases, we can work directly with the student and their family. Here are some basic program requirements you’ll need to know.

Summer, Short-term, and ELL programs

These are the most flexible. Tell us what you need, where you want to go, and what you’d like to do and we’re on it!

Choose from a variety of program length, add-ons and locations.





Academic Programs

At Terra Lingua USA each student in our program becomes a part of our family. As a small organization, we know you by name, not number. We take our responsibility to you seriously but you must also take your program success seriously. It is up to you to make the most of your program.

J1 Classic Program

  • Grades 9 to 12
  • Public High School
  • Credit received for classes
  • Diploma not guaranteed
  • No location guarantees. You’re matched with a family that’s the best fit for you.
  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Minimum English proficiency requirements

Program time periods

  • 5 months (September to January or January to May)
  • 10 months (September to June).

J1 VIP Program

  • Grades 9 to 12
  • Public High School
  • Credit given for classes
  • Diploma not guaranteed
  • Guaranteed 4-week placement in California.
  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Minimum English proficiency requirements
  • Includes extra benefits and a weekend excursion to places like San Francisco and New York City

Program time periods

  • 5 months (September to January or January to May)
  • 10 months (September to June).

Short Term Academic Program

  • Grades 7 to 12
  • Public or Private High School
  • F1 or B visa
  • Placement location based on where the program is located.
  • No credit given for classes
  • Minimum English proficiency requirements
  • May include extra benefits and excursions

Program time periods

  • 2 week to 3 months (September to April)
  • 10 months (September to June)

Host families are carefully screened to match your hobbies and interests and live near your school. In some cases, you will bused to school, in others you may be driven or walk. You will be expected to follow all school rules as well as maintain good grades.




Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of people will my host family be?

What kind of school will I attend?

What are the eligibility requirements?

What is expected of me?

What kind of support network is available?

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