American School Experience (ASE)

Quest Exchange’s short-term high school program gives students ages 14-18 a taste of life in America with the opportunity to attend school for one, two or three months!

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Is the American School Experience Program right for you?

Are you looking for a short-term American high school experience before committing to a full semester or year? Do you dream of being able to study in the U.S. at an affordable price? Quest Exchange’s ASE program has all the benefits of a full year study abroad program at a fraction of the cost!

The American School Experience Program (ASE) is a short-term version of our F-1 High School Program USA . We offer the opportunity for students to study in an American high school for 1-3 months while living with a host family.

This short-term high school program allows flexible enrollment dates throughout the school year.  Students who complete their program can choose to extend or re-apply for a full semester or year F-1 High School Program USA.

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” 

– Andre Gide

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How Can I Apply?

Getting Started is easy! Click below and fill out the form. One of the Quest Team members will contact you and start the application process.

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Quest works with many schools across the U.S. to provide students diverse locations, tuition rates, academic course options and more. Students audit their courses and do not receive grades or transcripts. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program documenting the courses that they have audited. If students decide to extend for a full academic semester or year, they may be eligible to receive course credit.


Participants enter the U.S. on either an F-1 or tourist visa, depending on school choice and course load.

Local Coordinator

The Quest Local Coordinator screens host families and visits each home to ensure that the family can provide a safe and supportive environment for an exchange student. The Local Coordinator holds an arrival orientation with students and host families, giving support and guidance during your program.

Host Families

Quest host families undergo a thorough screening process including criminal background checks, references, in-home interviews and an orientation. They must be approved by the Local Coordinator and receive final approval from the Quest National Office. Host families are eager to share their American culture and learn about their international student’s country and customs.

The ASE Program includes

Full-time enrollment in an American middle or high school

Support from Quest’s National Office, including a Student Counselor

A Quest Local Coordinator to give guidance and supervision

Placement with a screened host family

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Monthly student progress reports

Medical insurance

Airport pick-up and drop-off

24-Hour emergency line

Arrival orientation

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