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Academic Programs

At Terra Lingua USA each student in our program becomes a part of our family. As a small organization, we know you by name, not number. We take our responsibility to you seriously but you must also take your program success seriously. It is up to you to make the most of your program.

J1 Classic Program

  • Grades 9 to 12
  • Public High School
  • Credit received for classes
  • Diploma not guaranteed
  • No location guarantees. You’re matched with a family that’s the best fit for you.
  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Minimum English proficiency requirements

Program time periods

  • 5 months (September to January or January to May)
  • 10 months (September to June).

J1 VIP Program

  • Grades 9 to 12
  • Public High School
  • Credit given for classes
  • Diploma not guaranteed
  • Guaranteed 4-week placement in California or Connecticut.
  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Minimum English proficiency requirements
  • Includes extra benefits and a weekend excursion to places like San Francisco and New York City

Program time periods

  • 5 months (September to January or January to May)
  • 10 months (September to June).

Short Term Academic Program

  • Grades 7 to 12
  • Public or Private High School
  • F1 or B visa
  • Placement location based on where the program is located.
  • No credit given for classes
  • Minimum English proficiency requirements
  • May include extra benefits and excursions

Program time periods

  • 2 week to 3 months (September to April)
  • 10 months (September to June)

Host families are carefully screened to match your hobbies and interests and live near your school. In some cases, you will bused to school, in others you may be driven or walk. You will be expected to follow all school rules as well as maintain good grades.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of school will I attend?

What are the eligibility requirements?

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If you are interested in joining one of our Short Stay and Summer Stay Programs or partner with us to bring your students for a short stay, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 1.800.860.5942. We will contact you with the information regarding the application process.

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