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Foreign Exchange Students

Thank you for your interest in the Nation Ford High School Exchange program.  All exchange spots are filled for the 2024-2025 school year.  The 2025-2026 application will open on March 1, 2025 at 9:00 am.  Please see below the information and requirements for our program, if interested.

Protocol for Foreign Exchange Students:

  • NFHS will accept 3 foreign exchange students each year
  • Applicants must be a high school student in their home country, 9-12th grades
  • The host family must live in the NFHS attendance zone
  • A host family may have only one foreign exchange student attending NFHS
  • Applications must participate in an accredited foreign exchange program and will be considered when the student's full exchange application packet is received. Packets will be reviewed by NFHS counselor and administration
  • Students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis

Foreign Exchange Student Enrollment:

  • The host family must complete the New Student Enrollment process
  • Schedule an enrollment appointment 
  • Complete the required paperwork
  • Contact the school counselor to discuss course selection (documentation of courses required by the foreign exchange program should be provided)

Foreign Exchange Student Policies:

  • Foreign exchange students must follow their exchange program's guidelines regarding courses they must take. FMSD policy is that all exchange students must take English III and US History while participating in the exchange program
  • Foreign exchange students will take EOC exams (if applicable) but are not required to take the PSAT, ACT, or SAT
  • Foreign exchange students may attend prom regardless of grade level
  • Foreign exchange students may receive 1 ticket to attend graduation

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Abby Duncan at or (803) 835-0445