High School Programs in Orlando

High School Programs in Orlando

High School Programs in Orlando

Our High School Programs are provided by our sister organization – Open Hearts Learning Abroad.


Open Hearts Learning Abroad – OHLA is an international educational organization, which specializes in offering High School programs in Florida. The staff at OHLA has over 18 years of experience in welcoming international students from around the globe, helping them fulfill their dreams of being an American high school student. Whether you come to the USA for one semester or one academic year, our support staff will be there to guide and assist you with your American high school experience, while ensuring a welcoming environment throughout the duration of your program. We strive, at all times, to meet our student’s needs and expectations. Our knowledge, experience and passion will make your stay in the USA an unforgettable experience.

High School Experience

Students participating in OHLA High School programs in Florida should be prepared for a wonderful experience! Our team puts forth a tremendous amount of effort to ensure that student receive the highest level of academics complimented with an array of opportunities in sports and after-school activities. The American Public High School educational system includes four grade levels, which are known as: Freshman (9th grade), Sophomore (10th grade), Junior (11th grade) and Senior (12th grade). Students will be placed in the appropriate grade upon arrival according to their school academic history.

In Orlando, students can choose from 9 High Schools. Students select 3 schools and OHLA guarantees placement in one of their selected schools. We assign the school that is best suited to each individual student based on their individual needs. You can also plan to come for your final year of high school in the USA and receive an American High School Diploma, which will help you gain acceptance in an American University or College of your choice!

Welcoming Week Activities

Students are required to arrive a 4 to 7 days prior to the school’s official start date. The purpose of this early arrival is to help students get ready for school enrollment, have their compulsory medical exam, receive their formal orientation, and meet representatives of OHLA and the school district. We will also assist students in getting situated in the city and show them a little bit of what their destination of choice has to offer. These are the following activities that are part of the “welcoming week”.

Welcoming Week Schedule 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Welcome Lunch                         and Boat Tour Program Orientation and Medical Visit School District Orientation and Visit to Downtown Orlando and Downtown Disney School Registration Day Day at Universal Studios and Island of Adventures

Testimonials

Coming to Orlando was the best decision I ever made. Very fast I met a lot of great people and my host family treats me like a real member of the family. I played soccer in school and had a lot of fun with that. All the kids at school are nice to me and ask me if I need help.

Celina Reichel

My five months in America have been the best of my whole life so far. The experience to talk every day English was awesome. I got more confident with this language and I got more opened towards other people. My school was different as I expected, but in a good way. My host family was very nice to me all the time and I feel like I am a part of their family. I met also so many nice people and I got to know many different cultures. I am sad that I have to leave my American life behind and go back.

Lisa Hahn

This exchange year was a great experience. I learned a lot about the culture and I hope my English is better than it was when I arrived here in Orlando last year. I love my host family and I will miss them a lot. During my stay I made some friends which I will miss as well.

Michelle Fleschhut

I had a great time in the US together with an awesome host family and met a lot of nice people. The school is also nice and so are almost all of my classes.

Philip Korneffel

The US changed me a lot, my personality, my hobbies, my habits and my likings. It’s not always easy to change, but after it you’re always a bigger person because you experienced new things you wouldn’t have known about before. So even if it was quite hard sometimes and I felt lonely, it was a great year and I learned a lot for my life. Biggest thanks to my parents and my best friend in Germany because they were always there for me, whenever I had a bad day.

Tim Schirmer

It’s been an awesome experience that strengthened me and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot of what I want to do for my future studies. I really enjoyed this time in the US.

Tiziano Fodde


Our High School Programs are provided by our sister organization – Open Hearts Learning Abroad.


Open Hearts Learning Abroad – OHLA is an international educational organization, which specializes in offering High School programs in Florida. The staff at OHLA has over 18 years of experience in welcoming international students from around the globe, helping them fulfill their dreams of being an American high school student. Whether you come to the USA for one semester or one academic year, our support staff will be there to guide and assist you with your American high school experience, while ensuring a welcoming environment throughout the duration of your program. We strive, at all times, to meet our student’s needs and expectations. Our knowledge, experience and passion will make your stay in the USA an unforgettable experience.

High School Experience

Students participating in OHLA High School programs in Florida should be prepared for a wonderful experience! Our team puts forth a tremendous amount of effort to ensure that student receive the highest level of academics complimented with an array of opportunities in sports and after-school activities. The American Public High School educational system includes four grade levels, which are known as: Freshman (9th grade), Sophomore (10th grade), Junior (11th grade) and Senior (12th grade). Students will be placed in the appropriate grade upon arrival according to their school academic history.

In Orlando, students can choose from 9 High Schools. Students select 3 schools and OHLA guarantees placement in one of their selected schools. We assign the school that is best suited to each individual student based on their individual needs. You can also plan to come for your final year of high school in the USA and receive an American High School Diploma, which will help you gain acceptance in an American University or College of your choice!

Welcoming Week Activities

Students are required to arrive a 4 to 7 days prior to the school’s official start date. The purpose of this early arrival is to help students get ready for school enrollment, have their compulsory medical exam, receive their formal orientation, and meet representatives of OHLA and the school district. We will also assist students in getting situated in the city and show them a little bit of what their destination of choice has to offer. These are the following activities that are part of the “welcoming week”.

Welcoming Week Schedule 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Welcome Lunch                         and Boat Tour Program Orientation and Medical Visit School District Orientation and Visit to Downtown Orlando and Downtown Disney School Registration Day Day at Universal Studios and Island of Adventures

Testimonials

Coming to Orlando was the best decision I ever made. Very fast I met a lot of great people and my host family treats me like a real member of the family. I played soccer in school and had a lot of fun with that. All the kids at school are nice to me and ask me if I need help.

Celina Reichel

My five months in America have been the best of my whole life so far. The experience to talk every day English was awesome. I got more confident with this language and I got more opened towards other people. My school was different as I expected, but in a good way. My host family was very nice to me all the time and I feel like I am a part of their family. I met also so many nice people and I got to know many different cultures. I am sad that I have to leave my American life behind and go back.

Lisa Hahn

This exchange year was a great experience. I learned a lot about the culture and I hope my English is better than it was when I arrived here in Orlando last year. I love my host family and I will miss them a lot. During my stay I made some friends which I will miss as well.

Michelle Fleschhut

I had a great time in the US together with an awesome host family and met a lot of nice people. The school is also nice and so are almost all of my classes.

Philip Korneffel

The US changed me a lot, my personality, my hobbies, my habits and my likings. It’s not always easy to change, but after it you’re always a bigger person because you experienced new things you wouldn’t have known about before. So even if it was quite hard sometimes and I felt lonely, it was a great year and I learned a lot for my life. Biggest thanks to my parents and my best friend in Germany because they were always there for me, whenever I had a bad day.

Tim Schirmer

It’s been an awesome experience that strengthened me and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot of what I want to do for my future studies. I really enjoyed this time in the US.

Tiziano Fodde


Our High School Programs are provided by our sister organization – Open Hearts Learning Abroad.


Open Hearts Learning Abroad – OHLA is an international educational organization, which specializes in offering High School programs in Florida. The staff at OHLA has over 18 years of experience in welcoming international students from around the globe, helping them fulfill their dreams of being an American high school student. Whether you come to the USA for one semester or one academic year, our support staff will be there to guide and assist you with your American high school experience, while ensuring a welcoming environment throughout the duration of your program. We strive, at all times, to meet our student’s needs and expectations. Our knowledge, experience and passion will make your stay in the USA an unforgettable experience.

High School Experience

Students participating in OHLA High School programs in Florida should be prepared for a wonderful experience! Our team puts forth a tremendous amount of effort to ensure that student receive the highest level of academics complimented with an array of opportunities in sports and after-school activities. The American Public High School educational system includes four grade levels, which are known as: Freshman (9th grade), Sophomore (10th grade), Junior (11th grade) and Senior (12th grade). Students will be placed in the appropriate grade upon arrival according to their school academic history.

In Orlando, students can choose from 9 High Schools. Students select 3 schools and OHLA guarantees placement in one of their selected schools. We assign the school that is best suited to each individual student based on their individual needs. You can also plan to come for your final year of high school in the USA and receive an American High School Diploma, which will help you gain acceptance in an American University or College of your choice!

Welcoming Week Activities

Students are required to arrive a 4 to 7 days prior to the school’s official start date. The purpose of this early arrival is to help students get ready for school enrollment, have their compulsory medical exam, receive their formal orientation, and meet representatives of OHLA and the school district. We will also assist students in getting situated in the city and show them a little bit of what their destination of choice has to offer. These are the following activities that are part of the “welcoming week”.

Welcoming Week Schedule 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Welcome Lunch                         and Boat Tour Program Orientation and Medical Visit School District Orientation and Visit to Downtown Orlando and Downtown Disney School Registration Day Day at Universal Studios and Island of Adventures

Testimonials

Coming to Orlando was the best decision I ever made. Very fast I met a lot of great people and my host family treats me like a real member of the family. I played soccer in school and had a lot of fun with that. All the kids at school are nice to me and ask me if I need help.

Celina Reichel

My five months in America have been the best of my whole life so far. The experience to talk every day English was awesome. I got more confident with this language and I got more opened towards other people. My school was different as I expected, but in a good way. My host family was very nice to me all the time and I feel like I am a part of their family. I met also so many nice people and I got to know many different cultures. I am sad that I have to leave my American life behind and go back.

Lisa Hahn

This exchange year was a great experience. I learned a lot about the culture and I hope my English is better than it was when I arrived here in Orlando last year. I love my host family and I will miss them a lot. During my stay I made some friends which I will miss as well.

Michelle Fleschhut

I had a great time in the US together with an awesome host family and met a lot of nice people. The school is also nice and so are almost all of my classes.

Philip Korneffel

The US changed me a lot, my personality, my hobbies, my habits and my likings. It’s not always easy to change, but after it you’re always a bigger person because you experienced new things you wouldn’t have known about before. So even if it was quite hard sometimes and I felt lonely, it was a great year and I learned a lot for my life. Biggest thanks to my parents and my best friend in Germany because they were always there for me, whenever I had a bad day.

Tim Schirmer

It’s been an awesome experience that strengthened me and I feel like I’ve learnt a lot of what I want to do for my future studies. I really enjoyed this time in the US.

Tiziano Fodde


Program Information

Program Information

Program Information

PROGRAM DATES

Semester Dates:

Arrival: August 7th, 2017 Departure: December 23, 2017

Academic Year Dates:

Arrival: August 7th, 2017 Departure:  June 2, 2018

Admission Criteria

  1. Students are to be secondary school student in their home country, who have completed at least eight but no more than eleven years of primary and secondary study, exclusive of kindergarten.
  2. Students may not have already graduated from High School in their home country
  3. Students are to be between 15 and 17 and 1/2 years old at the time of arrival
  4. Students who are 17 years of age can only enter grade 12 and register for a full year program or the fall semester. Students who are 17 years of age cannot enter grade 12 in the winter semester
  5. Students who at any time have been retained (repeating grade) are not allowed in the program
  6. Students must carry at least a B averages
  7. Students are to be have at least two or more years of successful English training
  8. Students are to be are able to communicate with their host families and school officials in English
  9. Students are to demonstrate maturity, good character and scholastic aptitude with above average grades in their home country.
  10. Students are to be in excellent health and demonstrate no emotional disorder
CHOICE OF SCHOOLS

In Orlando, students can choose from 9 High Schools. Students select 3 schools and OHLA guarantees placement in one of their selected schools

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  Placement with a Host family for the length of the program [maximum of 2 students per Host family, each with their own room]   Placement in a school for the length of the program
  Host family stipend and school tuition
  Local orientation
  On-going supervision
  Welcoming week activities
  Season pass for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 Medical, Liability and early repatriation Insurance available as an option for $80 per month and $20 per additional week
 Compulsory physical, TB tests and other required shots on arrival approximate cost US$125
 Monthly transportation pass about $75 / month
 SEVIS, visa and passport fees
 Monthly transportation pass about $75 / month
 School lunches about $60 – $80/ month
 School uniforms [if required]  Book fees & School supplies
 Extra-curricular activities

OPTIONAL GROUP ACTIVITIES

Following the excitement of the arrival, students might feel homesick and alone and might benefit from meeting more often with other international students. To overcome this problem, OHLA organizes a number of optional activities and field trips where students can meet each other and spend additional time with OHLA team members. Here are some of the activities offered at an additional cost.

Proposed Activities:

  • Day Visit to Tampa [Busch Gardens]
  • Day Visit to Kennedy Space Center
  • 3 day-2 night trip to New York
  • 2 day-1 night trip to Miami
  • International Pot-Luck Dinner
  • Farewell End of Program Celebration / Farewell

About the Program

PROGRAM DATES

Semester Dates:

Arrival: August 7th, 2017 Departure: December 23, 2017

Academic Year Dates:

Arrival: August 7th, 2017 Departure:  June 2, 2018

Admission Criteria

  1. Students are to be secondary school student in their home country, who have completed at least eight but no more than eleven years of primary and secondary study, exclusive of kindergarten.
  2. Students may not have already graduated from High School in their home country
  3. Students are to be between 15 and 17 and 1/2 years old at the time of arrival
  4. Students who are 17 years of age can only enter grade 12 and register for a full year program or the fall semester. Students who are 17 years of age cannot enter grade 12 in the winter semester
  5. Students who at any time have been retained (repeating grade) are not allowed in the program
  6. Students must carry at least a B averages
  7. Students are to be have at least two or more years of successful English training
  8. Students are to be are able to communicate with their host families and school officials in English
  9. Students are to demonstrate maturity, good character and scholastic aptitude with above average grades in their home country.
  10. Students are to be in excellent health and demonstrate no emotional disorder
CHOICE OF SCHOOLS

In Orlando, students can choose from 9 High Schools. Students select 3 schools and OHLA guarantees placement in one of their selected schools

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  Placement with a Host family for the length of the program [maximum of 2 students per Host family, each with their own room]   Placement in a school for the length of the program
  Host family stipend and school tuition
  Local orientation
  On-going supervision
  Welcoming week activities
  Season pass for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 Medical, Liability and early repatriation Insurance available as an option for $80 per month and $20 per additional week
 Compulsory physical, TB tests and other required shots on arrival approximate cost US$125
 Monthly transportation pass about $75 / month
 SEVIS, visa and passport fees
 Monthly transportation pass about $75 / month
 School lunches about $60 – $80/ month
 School uniforms [if required]  Book fees & School supplies
 Extra-curricular activities

OPTIONAL GROUP ACTIVITIES

Following the excitement of the arrival, students might feel homesick and alone and might benefit from meeting more often with other international students. To overcome this problem, OHLA organizes a number of optional activities and field trips where students can meet each other and spend additional time with OHLA team members. Here are some of the activities offered at an additional cost.

Proposed Activities:

  • Day Visit to Tampa [Busch Gardens]
  • Day Visit to Kennedy Space Center
  • 3 day-2 night trip to New York
  • 2 day-1 night trip to Miami
  • International Pot-Luck Dinner
  • Farewell End of Program Celebration / Farewell

About the Program

PROGRAM DATES

Semester Dates:

Arrival: August 7th, 2017 Departure: December 23, 2017

Academic Year Dates:

Arrival: August 7th, 2017 Departure:  June 2, 2018

Admission Criteria

  1. Students are to be secondary school student in their home country, who have completed at least eight but no more than eleven years of primary and secondary study, exclusive of kindergarten.
  2. Students may not have already graduated from High School in their home country
  3. Students are to be between 15 and 17 and 1/2 years old at the time of arrival
  4. Students who are 17 years of age can only enter grade 12 and register for a full year program or the fall semester. Students who are 17 years of age cannot enter grade 12 in the winter semester
  5. Students who at any time have been retained (repeating grade) are not allowed in the program
  6. Students must carry at least a B averages
  7. Students are to be have at least two or more years of successful English training
  8. Students are to be are able to communicate with their host families and school officials in English
  9. Students are to demonstrate maturity, good character and scholastic aptitude with above average grades in their home country.
  10. Students are to be in excellent health and demonstrate no emotional disorder
CHOICE OF SCHOOLS

In Orlando, students can choose from 9 High Schools. Students select 3 schools and OHLA guarantees placement in one of their selected schools

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  Placement with a Host family for the length of the program [maximum of 2 students per Host family, each with their own room]   Placement in a school for the length of the program
  Host family stipend and school tuition
  Local orientation
  On-going supervision
  Welcoming week activities
  Season pass for Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 Medical, Liability and early repatriation Insurance available as an option for $80 per month and $20 per additional week
 Compulsory physical, TB tests and other required shots on arrival approximate cost US$125
 Monthly transportation pass about $75 / month
 SEVIS, visa and passport fees
 Monthly transportation pass about $75 / month
 School lunches about $60 – $80/ month
 School uniforms [if required]  Book fees & School supplies
 Extra-curricular activities

OPTIONAL GROUP ACTIVITIES

Following the excitement of the arrival, students might feel homesick and alone and might benefit from meeting more often with other international students. To overcome this problem, OHLA organizes a number of optional activities and field trips where students can meet each other and spend additional time with OHLA team members. Here are some of the activities offered at an additional cost.

Proposed Activities:

  • Day Visit to Tampa [Busch Gardens]
  • Day Visit to Kennedy Space Center
  • 3 day-2 night trip to New York
  • 2 day-1 night trip to Miami
  • International Pot-Luck Dinner
  • Farewell End of Program Celebration / Farewell

About the Program

What is the price of my chosen program or how do I register for this program?

 For the latest price information or to start your registration process contact us at info@ohla.com

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