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Prices and Financial Resources 2025

YEAR programme to the USA:

  • Programme price $27,244
  • Scholarships and Grants Available
AFS would like to make intercultural exchange accessible to as many students as possible

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be between 15 years and 5 months to 18 years and 3 months
  • Enrolled in a NZ school
  • You can’t have graduated school in New Zealand or graduate while on programme
  • Covid/immunisations required
  • Vegetarians are hard to place

You will go in on a J-1 Visa

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Cultural Tours
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Stipend
  • School Uniform

Kahu's story in the USA

Kahu tells us about his time in the USA, playing football, meeting new friends and travelling from Arkansas to New Orleans.

Read Kahu's Story

Learn more about the United States

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