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Rochester Students Abroad 2017-05-24T12:40:52+00:00

Be a Rochester Student Abroad

ATAD coordinates exchange opportunities FROM Rochester TO our sister cities. Whether you choose to go for an academic year, a semester, or a summer program, you will gain lifetime memories as a visiting student overseas.
As an exchange student, you will
  • Live with a welcoming, pre-approved family
  • Attend school in your new community
  • Make new friends in your chosen exchange city
  • Experience life as a foreign student in an amazing place
  • Gain lifetime memories, friends and amazing cultural experiences
Frequently Asked Questions
Summer programs – six to seven weeks.
Semester programs – six months, from January to June.
Academic Year Programs – ten months, from August to June.
Summer programs – Arequipa (Peru), Iquitos (Peru), Caltanissetta (Italy), Majorca (Spain), Novgorod (Russia), Krakow (Poland) and Würzburg (Germany).
Semester programs – Arequipa (Peru) , Iquitos (Peru) and Novgorod (Russia).
Academic Year Programs – Caltanissetta (Italy), Rennes (France), Würzburg (Germany).
Any ATAD program costs $3,100.  The largest component of this fee is your round-trip airline fare from Rochester. Financial aid may be available to cover some program cost. Host families provide housing and food.
ATAD‘s $3,100 program fee doesn’t cover variable expenses such as:
• personal expenses (phone calls, postage, recreation, clothing, etc.)
• medical expenses (insurance, medical, optical and dental expenses not covered by insurance, inoculations, etc.)
• passport and visa
• school expenses required by school (transportation, uniforms, books, laboratory fees, etc.) A student will not be placed in a school that requires payment of tuition.
NOTE: If a student is dismissed from any program, voluntarily or involuntarily, ATAD is not responsible for any additional charges, transportation or other fees for a student to return home.
TWO high school credits in Spanish for Arequipa (Peru)*, Iquitos (Peru)* and Majorca (Spain)*
TWO high school credits in French for Rennes (France)* and Bamako (Mali)*
TWO high school credits of Italian or Spanish for Caltanissetta (Italy)*
German proficiency for Würzburg (Germany), German language not required to apply, but mustbgain some level of familiarity with German prior to departure.
* An interview will be conducted to assess language proficiency.
Summer programs – minimum of C average (75% or 2.0) for the last four semesters.
Semester and Academic Year programs – minimum of B- average (81% or 2.7) for the last four semesters.
Summer programs – between 15 1/2 and 18 1/2 at the time of departure.
Semester programs – between 16 and 18 1/2 at the time of departure.
Academic Year programs – between 16 and 18 1/2 at the time of departure.
Summer programs – minimum of C average (75% or 2.0) for the last four semesters.
Semester and Academic Year programs – minimum of B- average (81% or 2.7) for the last four semesters.
Summer programs – between 9th and 12th grade by date of departure.
Semester programs – between 10th and 12th grade by date of departure.
Academic Year Programs – between 10th and 12th grade by date of departure.
You can contact us through this website and you can download application forms on our “Forms” page. We look forward to hearing from you!