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US Secondary Partners

American Language Academy (ALA) offers a pathway to several prestigious private boarding and day schools across the United States for high school level students on an F-1 visa.

Global Student Exchange is a professional international study abroad organization that has over 28 years of experience and expertise in serving and assisting international students in identifying academic programs and institutions that best align with their academic needs, goals, and career paths. GSE provides support services and assistants students with their admissions and placement into their school of choice.

Schools within GSE's network will provide conditional letters of admissions (CLA) for students who meet GSE requirements and the requirements of the institution the student plans to apply for. Students who wish to apply at one of the schools listed below must submit all applications, application documents, and payments to GSE directly.

For more information about Global Student Exchange (GSE) please contact inquire@ala.edu.

Global Student Exchange Network
Private Institution Location in United StatesWebsite Note
1.       Asheville Christian AcademySwannanoa, North Carolinahttp://www.ashevillechristian.org 
2.       Ashley HallCharleston, South Carolinawww.ashleyhall.orgGirls Only
3.       Bishop Canevin High SchoolPittsburgh, Pennsylvaniahttps://www.bishopcanevin.org(HFICCP)
4.       Brother Rice High SchoolBloomfield Hills, Michiganwww.brrice.edu 
5.       Cantwell-Sacred Heart of MaryMontebello, Californiahttps://www.cshm.org 
6.       Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High SchoolCranberry Township, Pennsylvaniahttp://www.cwnchs.org(HFICCP)
7.       Clear Lake Christian SchoolHouston, Texashttp://clcs.tv 
8.       Darlington SchoolRome, Georgiahttps://www.darlingtonschool.org 
9.       Father Lopez Catholic High SchoolDaytona Beach, Floridahttp://www.fatherlopez.org 
10.    Hebron AcademyHebron, Mainewww.hebronacademy.org 
11.    Hilton Head Preparatory SchoolHilton Head Island, South Carolinahttps://www.hhprep.org 
12.    Holy Family International College Preparatory ProgramPittsburgh, Pennsylvaniawww.hfi-cpp.orgBoarding facility and placement management (HFICCP)
13.    Houghton AcademyHoughton, New Yorkhttp://www.houghtonacademy.org 
14.    Kankakee Trinity AcademyKankakee, Illinoishttp://www.k3trinityacademy.org 
15.    Lancaster MennoniteLancaster, Pennsylvaniahttps://www.lancastermennonite.org/lancaster/ 
16.    Mater Dei High SchoolSanta Ana, Californiahttps://www.materdei.org 
17.    Montverde AcademyMontverde, Floridahttps://www.montverde.org/page 
18.    Moore Catholic High SchoolStaten Island, New Yorkhttp://moorecatholichs.org 
19.    Oak Hill AcademyMouth of Wilson, Virginiahttp://oak-hill.net 
20.    Oak Hill SchoolEugene, Oregonhttp://oakhillschool.com 
21.    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High SchoolCoraopolis, Pennsylvaniahttps://www.olsh.org(HFICCP)
22.    Padua Franciscan High SchoolParma, Ohiohttps://paduafranciscan.com 
23.    Pennsylvania International AcademyErie, Pennsylvaniahttp://www.piacademy.orgBoarding facility and placement management
24.    Providence AcademyJohnson City, Tennesseehttp://www.providenceacademy.com 
25.    Quad Cities Christian SchoolMoline, Illinoishttp://qcchristianschool.org 
26.    Quigley Catholic High SchoolBaden, Pennsylvaniahttp://qchs.org(HFICCP)
27.    Saint Joseph High SchoolNatrona Heights, Pennsylvania http://saintjosephhs.com(HFICCP)
28.    San Joaquin MemorialFresno, Californiahttp://sjmhs.org 
29.    South Kent SchoolSouth Kent, Connecticutwww.southkentschool.orgBoys Only
30.    Southwestern AcademySan Marino, Californiawww.southwesternacademy.edu 
31.    Southwestern AcademyRimrock, Arizonawww.southwesternacademy.edu 
32.    St. Bernard PrepCullman, Alabamahttps://stbernardprep.com 
33.    St. Dominic Savio Catholic High SchoolAustin, Texashttp://www.saviochs.org 
34.    St. StanislausBay St. Louis, Mississippihttp://ststan.com 
35.    The Denver Waldorf SchoolDenver, Coloradohttp://denverwaldorf.org 
36.    The Gilbert SchoolWinsted, Connecticuthttp://www.gilbertschool.org 
37.    The Newman SchoolBoston, Massachusettshttps://www.newmanboston.org 
38.    The Orme SchoolMayer, Arizonahttp://www.ormeschool.org 
39.    Tri-State Christian SchoolAsbury, Iowahttp://www.tscs.org 
40.    Vincentian AcademyPittsburgh, Pennsylvaniahttp://vincentianacademy.org(HFICCP)
41.    Wasatch AcademyMt. Pleasant, Utahhttp://wasatchacademy.org 
42.    Western Mennonite SchoolSalem, Oregonhttp://www.westernmennoniteschool.org