How Students are Selected

GLOBAL FRIENDSHIPS works closely with overseas affiliates who work directly with high school, associate or client organizations to form groups of highly motivated and responsible students to participate. All the students must be studying English and display the necessary maturity to travel abroad.

With high school groups, it is the teacher who has been responsible for screening and selecting the students and who will chaperone the group.

With the overseas organizations generally arranging summer visits, it is each particular organization’s representative who interviews the students, generally in the presence of one or both parents.

Each student who applies must complete an application which includes biographical information, interests, hobbies, photographs, a “Dear Family letter” and a “Medical Release Form.” Applications of enrolled students are passed on to our coordinators who match each student with an appropriate family who is then given the application form at the earliest possible time.