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International Exchange Program

Eugene School District 4J collaborates with CSIET approved organizations to provide an educational and cultural experience to students wishing to attend public high school for up to one school year.  4J strives to adhere to the recommendations set forth in the Model School Policy by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET). As per the Model School Policy as set forth by CSIET, international exchange students have all rights and privileges accorded to community students—except the right to a diploma.

For more information, please see Rules and Procedures (Administrative Rules).

See below for information about: 2021-2022 Program UpdatesImportant DatesApplication InformationChecklist for 4J International Student ApplicantsF-1 Visa and I-20 RequestsU.S. Travel and Visa Resources • Questions?


2021-2022 Program Updates

2021-2022 4J International Student Exchange Program Application is available for download.

F-1 visa students, please refer to F-1 Visa and I-20 Requests section below and contact schoolchoice@4J.lane.edu prior to submitting a 2021-2022 4J International Student Exchange Program Application. 

as of April 1, 2021 Churchill HS North Eugene HS Sheldon HS South Eugene HS
Pending/Under Review: 2 1 1 2
Openings Available: 8 8 8 8

Important Dates

Applications are accepted annually for international exchange students. Applications must include the Eugene School District 4J application form in addition to forms required by a sponsoring organization.

  • April 1: International student application available for download.
  • April 15 – July 15: Completed applications must be submitted in original printed format to the 4J International Exchange Program at the Eugene School District Education Center, 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene OR 97402.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Completed applications are reviewed in order of date and time of submission.

Application Information

Click here to download the Eugene School District 4J 2021-22 International Student Exchange Program Application packet.

Completed applications must be submitted in original printed format to the 4J International Exchange Program, Eugene School District 4J, 200 North Monroe Street, Eugene OR 97402. The front desk at the 4J Education Center will receive applications and date/time stamp receipt. In addition, an emailed copy of the application materials is strongly encouraged to schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu.  ** The 4J Education Center is currently closed to visitors until further notice. A mail slot at the front entrance is available to drop off completed applications.**

Applications are screened for completion and compliance with rules and procedures (administrative rules) prior to review. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Completed applications are reviewed in order of date and time of submission.

The student or sponsoring international student organization representative should confirm that the application fulfills the Checklist for 4J International Student Applicants:

  • 4J International Student Application Form, original with all requested signatures
  • Student transcript (in English)
  • Personal statement (Why do you want to spend a year abroad?)
  • English language proficiency test score(s) (ELTiS, SLEP, TOEFL, or IELTS)
  • Medical examination and immunization records (including TB certificate or other documentation as required by local US embassy or consulate in the country of citizenship or permanent residence

Students or sponsoring international student organization representatives will be notified by email of application receipt and completion status immediately and program acceptance status within the following two weeks.

F-1 Visa and I-20 Forms

Tuition-paying students applying with an F-1 visa must submit a completed application and other pertinent information directly to the Eugene School District. An I-20 form will be issued only to tuition paying students after they have been accepted by the 4J International Exchange Program and the school principal. Tuition for these students must be paid in advance to the I-20 being issued. For more information, please contact schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu

* Note: F-1 visa students, please contact schoolchoice@4J.lane.edu prior to submitting a 2021-2022 4J International Student Exchange Program Application. As of April 1, 2021, new international students cannot be issued an I-20 to enter the US and begin a program which is fully online. The Eugene School District 4J is fully online at this time and cannot process requests for F-1 visa students. Please monitor this site for regular updates.

U.S. Travel and Visa Resources

Questions?

Please refer to U.S. Travel and Visa Resources and Rules and Procedures (Administrative Rules).  If your question is not addressed, please email schoolchoice@4j.lane.edu.