Program Details

Depends on choice of school and subjects available
New York City, United States
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Since 1928, the ESU has offered thousands of young people the once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two or three terms in a private US high school, after A-levels. A Secondary School Exchange Scholarship is a gap year with a difference. Scholars study a range of subjects including some that don’t feature in a British school syllabus. Many scholars take the opportunity to study subjects they dropped at GCSE, or to go into more depth in their chosen degree subject, without the added pressure of A-levels. The study skills that can be gained from the exchange have proven to be beneficial at University: American teaching emphasises independence of thought, and discussions play a large part in the classroom. SSE is also as much a cultural exchange as an academic one. Host schools offer an extensive range of extracurricular activities and facilities, as well as American rites of passage such as spring break, prom, and graduation. Your independence, wider outlook and increased maturity will be of benefit to you at university and in your future career. spend 2-3 terms in an American private school where they will be fully fledged

Depends on choice of school and subjects available

Each scholarship covers the cost of board and tuition at a private high school, worth $30,000-$50,000.
Setting Description:
USA - mostly east coast. Please note that the ESU matches scholars with schools, but applicants are invited to state their preference (e.g. urban single-sex). Each school offers a unique and valuable experience, whether the environment is a familiar one, or entirely new.
Each scholarship covers the cost of board and tuition at a private high school, worth $30,000-$50,000. Scholars will be a fully-fledged student at their host school for the duration of their stay, with access to all of the school’s facilities and activities. If successful, the ESU requires a deposit of £100 (returned at the end of your scholarship) and an administration fee of £250. Scholars and their families are responsible for all additional costs including travel, insurance (health and trave

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