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The AFS-USA Community College Program is perfect for applicants interested in intensive English language study or a serious first step towards a higher education degree. It is also an exciting gap year cultural immersion experience.
AFS has designed this program to meet the needs of young adults (18-20) who have completed the high school diploma equivalent in their home countries.
Participants are placed in homes where they can experience the United States with the safety and support of host families and local volunteers. AFS teams identify and evaluate host families carefully and provide a local volunteer liaison to aid in the intercultural immersion adaptation. Local teams offer additional social activities such as Halloween Parties to further the cultural experience.
Participants are encouraged to enroll in 15 credits each term at this location, though only 12 are needed to maintain their visa status with the colleges. They must attend classes and keep up an acceptable grade point average to maintain their visa – which is administered by the college directly.
Participants are on a flexible independent travel plan after two months and when school is not in session. Participants who arrive with a drivers license may choose to drive (see additional conditions).
Seattle Central is one of several colleges in the AFS College USA program. Campus location preferences cannot be guaranteed. While you may indicate the college that you prefer, AFS-USA’s ability to confirm a placement for you depends on a variety of factors, including the admission requirements of the hosting college as well as the number of available host families in the surrounding community.
SCCC is on a quarter system and students on the year program will enroll in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms – for different classes each term. Students on the trimester program will enroll in either the Fall or the Spring terms.
AFS USA also promotes the College Program on www.afscollegeusa.org – see this link for more details. In addition, applicants may wish to visit the landing page of Seattle Central Community College at https://seattlecentral.edu/