ERIC Number: ED394275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Policies and Procedures for Foreign Exchange Agencies. First Edition.
Hartman, Donald D.
The guide details the policy of the Jefferson County (Alabama) Board of Education policy concerning international exchange of students (travel both to and from United States) in elementary and secondary grades. The first section specifies the standards by which the county will evaluate all international exchange agencies concerning structure, participant and host family screening, travel arrangements and health insurance, contractual responsibility, and compliance with applicable government regulations. Three categories of foreign student are then defined: elementary and middle school students; secondary school students whose work in the United States will not count toward graduation requirements; and secondary school students whose work will count toward graduation requirements in their native country. Educational policies for each group are discussed. Limitations of the county's responsibility, and the county's expectations of the sponsoring agency, are also specified. Guidelines for pre-travel orientation are offered, and "in loco parentis" policy is specified. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Admission Criteria, Advertising, Agency Role, Classification, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Students, Graduation Requirements, International Educational Exchange, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Public Policy, School Responsibility, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Travel
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Board of Education, Birmingham, AL.