ERIC Number: ED240893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
International Youth Exchange Programs in the Bay Area.
Bay Area and the World, San Francisco, CA.
Information on the nature and scope of organized international exchange programs at the high school level in the nine-county Bay Area of California is presented. In addition to providing an overview of the local situation, information is provided on 19 organizations that are involved in student exchange. The following problems that have been encountered are also considered: finding host families, understaffing of agencies, and the lack of interest expressed by American high schools. The organizations consist of three major national organizations, eight additional major organizations with a strong Bay Area presence, and other local or national organizations and programs. The three major national organizations are the American Field Service, the Experiment in International Living, and Youth for Understanding. In the 1981-1982 academic year, these three organizations brought about 406 foreign students to the Bay Area and sent about 279 Bay Area students to foreign countries. Other organizations that have a strong Bay Area presence include: the American Institute for Foreign Study, the Pacific American Institute, Amigos de las Americas, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the International Christian Youth Exchange, Educational Foundation for Foreign Study, Interstudy, and the American International Education and Training. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bay Area and the World, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California