Foreign Exchange Students

*In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Johns County School District Foreign Exchange Program has been suspended for the entire 2020-2021 school year. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to take measures that protect the safety and welfare of students and families.

NO applications or placement requests for foreign exchange students entering or leaving the country for Foreign Exchange St. Johns County Schools will be approved for the 2020-2021 school year.  This applies to all exchange partner organizations.

Any approvals that have already been processed for the 2020-2021 school year are rescinded as of March 18, 2020. 

For questions, please contact the Director of Guidance & Programs of Choice, Denise Sumerix.*

Foreign Exchange Students Coming to the United States:

St. Johns County Students Leaving the US for a Foreign Exchange Program:

Rising juniors may participate in a foreign exchange program.  Students may not participate in an exchange program in their senior year as it may jeopardize the completion of graduation requirements.  There is no credit guarantee for courses taken in a foreign country.  Course descriptions in English can be reviewed for advanced approval, but there is a high probability that no credit will be granted.  Therefore, students should consult with their counselor and carefully weigh their options for meeting graduation requirements.  Students who leave the country for a foreign exchange program are not eligible for tuition-free courses through Florida Virtual School. For additional information, contact the student’s school counselor.

(Page 6; SJCSD High School Progression Plan)