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

High School USA

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What is the F-1 Private School Program?

Quest Exchange’s F-1 Private School Program USA is a study abroad program that allows students to live and study in the U.S. for up to five years on the F-1 visa. Quest facilitates the F-1 visa, application process, school acceptance, and secures screened families who have a genuine interest in hosting an international student. Quest’s F-1 program gives students the ability to choose where they want to study with a selection of both private day schools and boarding schools.

You’ll receive professional advice and placement assistance at an affordable price!

  • Age – Students 14- 18
  • Grades – Students must have a C or higher in all subjects for the last 3 years
  • English Ability – Submit an approved English proficiency exam to determine if ESL is needed
  • Adaptability – Students should be willing to adapt to American culture and customs
  • Maturity – Students should be mature enough to overcome the challenges of adapting to another culture and communicating in a foreign language
What’s Included
  • Acceptance and enrollment in a private or boarding school
  • Processing and delivery of visa application document
  • Placement with a screened host family (or boarding placement)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Quest Local Coordinator supervision
  • Counseling from the Quest National Office
  • Arrival orientation and Student Handbook
  • Monthly student progress reports
  • Medical insurance
  • Local airport arrival and departure transportation
  • 24-Hour emergency line

F-1 Public High School USA

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Want to Choose Where You Will Study in America?

The Quest F-1 Public School program allows students to choose which state they want to live in and which school district they will attend. We have schools that fit your family’s budget. Our F-1 tuition public schools are located all across America and offer students a diverse curriculum of academic courses, sports, music, and a large choice of extracurricular programs.

Our caring host families have a sincere desire to host an international student and participate in a cultural exchange experience. They undergo a thorough screening process, orientation and many of them have previously hosted for Quest.

Quest public schools are big and small, but they share one common goal – to offer international students an exciting study abroad program that they will treasure for a lifetime.

Want to be adventurous? Quest has public school programs in Canada and New Zealand!

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What’s Included

Public School Tuition, Host Family Accommodation including meals, School Registration & Application fees, Medical Insurance, Airport Arrival and Departure Transportation, and Local Coordinator Supervision.

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How to Apply

The application process is easy! Submit the F-1 Program Request Form online and one of our staff members will get back with you regarding program options and payments and then help you fill out the application documents!

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Have Questions?

Do you still have questions about the program? Contact one of our staff members for more information or read the F-1 Public High School Program FAQ's here!


Reasons Why You Should Choose the Quest Public High School USA Program


Experienced Staff

The Quest Exchange team is comprised of caring, committed and experienced personnel who support students and host families during the exchange program.

F-1 Visa

Quest facilitates the application process for students and provides them with a smooth transition of school acceptance and timely delivery of the I-20 document.


We carefully pre-screen our host families and perform criminal background checks on all potential host families to ensure the safety of our students. Parents can feel safe knowing Quest cares.


We offer students flexible program options including year and semester programs as well as the ability to participate in sports, theater, music, dance and a variety of clubs.

Peace of Mind

Parents will have peace of mind knowing their child has a trained Quest Local Coordinator who gives support and guidance throughout the student's program.

Progress Reports

Quest provides monthly student progress reports written by the Local Coordinator to ensure students are getting the most out of their study abroad program.


The Quest National Office is available to host families and students with a 24- hour emergency line and trained staff who are on hand to give guidance and support.


Our Student Orientation is conducted by the Local Coordinator to help students feel prepared for their program. Quest Academic Service programs offer struggling students the chance to improve their grades.

Are you thinking about college in the U.S?

Check out the Fast Track Program that allows you to skip 1 or 2 years of high school and get your Associate Degree!
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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.

It's Easy to Apply

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.

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How To Apply

2 Easy Steps

Fill out our request form and then submit your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

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