The Public Preferred program allows you to choose which school district you want to go to school in and therefore giving you the ability to also choose the State you want to live in. All schools participating in this program are state schools that have chosen to make a number of seats available for exchange students for a payment. Therefore, the high price compared to the traditional high school program.
In the traditional high school program neither the high school or the host family receive any payment for receiving a student - it is forbidden by the laws that govern the traditional program. Therefore, in the traditional high school program you cannot choose where you will live or go to school. The Public Preferred program provides both school and host family with a reimbursement- because it's the only way we can ensure that there are a host families available for the school district you choose. Places in schools are often difficult to secure in the High School programs, in contrast these places are secured in advance with the Public Preferred program.
Schools in this program have many different and exciting activities they can offer you.