Face the World (FTW) is designed to provide excellent educational opportunities and an intensive cross-cultural experience to select international students that will expand their normal scope of world understanding. FTW is designated by the U. S. Department of State to sponsor students on a J-1 visa. Our cultural exchange programs are also endorsed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).

Asian student in libraryWe offer Semester and Academic Year programs for full-time study in an American high school to students between the ages of 15 and 18. Students are placed in high schools across the country. Each student lives with a carefully selected volunteer Host Family and is supported by the Community Representative assigned to that community. All students are provided with medical coverage, emergency assistance through our 24-hour Emergency Hotline, and direct communication with the overseas sponsor and natural family.

Our worldwide contacts, national field staff, and dedication to global education make us a leader in the field of student exchange. Both here and abroad, we are all contributing to the development and education of tomorrow’s leaders.