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
Airport pick-up and drop-off
24-Hour emergency line
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
- 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
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!
Public School Tuition, Host Family Accommodation including meals, School Registration & Application fees, Medical Insurance, Airport Arrival and Departure Transportation, and Local Coordinator Supervision.Learn More
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!Submit Request
Reasons Why You Should Choose the Quest Public High School USA Program
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.