California College Bound F-1 Visa Program For High School Students


Pair your academic goals with the adventure of a lifetime!

California College Bound Select F-1 High School Program offers you the journey of a lifetime to discover the best in yourself, change the way you see the world, and pursue your academic goals. This program is open to students ages 14-18 who have not graduated from high school in their home country.

With California College Bound, students have all support options available to our traditional exchange students:

  • Application and Immigration services: Admissions advising, completion of application documents, support with immigration process/I-20 delivery
  • Housing: California College Bound carefully screens all host families and boarding/residence halls to ensure a safe, supportive living environment
  • California College Bound support services: students have monthly contact with a local California College Bound Representative, and families have access to California College Bound USA’s 24-hour support line
  • Orientations and Travel: students have several orientations to help adjust to American life and culture.  Students can also request travel support for ticketing and airport services


California College Bound F-1 High School Program offers many special advantages over the traditional exchange program:

  • Personalized admissions counseling to help students choose the right school for their goals
  • Students have freedom to select their location based on preferences and price
  • Flexible deadlines, students are guaranteed a placement as late as June 30
  • Students can study from one year up to four years and receive a diploma
  • Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement and dual enrollment programs





With California College Bound, you can CUSTOMIZE!


Looking for something unique? Want to live with a relative while you study engineering and play soccer? California College Bound’s F-1 High School Program can design a personal experience just for you! We work with over 100 schools in cities and towns across the USA, and the list grows every day.  Our public, private and boarding school partners offer a range of programs and activities, including STEM, International Baccalaureate, and specialized programs in Sports and the Arts.  Tell us what you want, and we’ll help you find it!

Want to learn more about the different locations California College Bound students can choose from? Contact us to find the area and school that is right for you today at

California College Bound looks for students who are flexible, have a spirit of adventure, and who will enjoy the challenge of adapting to new people in a new culture. You must be between the ages of 15 and 18, meet minimum grade requirements, and be in good health.

Candidates applying to the program must demonstrate pride in their culture and respect for cultural diversity. Applicants take a comprehensive language test to demonstrate English Language skills, submit personal essays, and take part in face-to face interviews to determine motivation and readiness for high school level work. This is an opportunity to mature as you learn how to face the many challenges presented while on exchange. Candidates must be prepared to live by the rules of the host family or boarding school, share about their home culture and actively engage in family, school and community activities.

Tuition and Application

The California College Bound F-1 Visa High School Program tuition includes host family or boarding school placement arrangements, program orientation, and on-going support. Please contact us at for more details on school locations and current tuition rates.