About us

STS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing memorable cultural exchanges for young people wishing to visit the US. Our mission is to empower young people to grow through education and cultural exchange. We believe that to know one another and having international friends, we make the world a better place.

STS Foundation was founded in 1986. Since then the STS Foundation has placed thousands of foreign high school exchange students, from over 40 countries. For over 30 years STS Foundation has taken great pride in our personal and caring approach to our students, host families, local coordinators, schools, partner organizations, and everyone involved in our program. STS Foundation is a clear leader in the field of international education and cultural exchanges. Our students come from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and many more countries in the world.

STS Foundation is approved and designated by the Department of State, accredited by CSIET, The Council on Standards for International Educational Travel. STS Foundation takes great pride in maintaining a high-quality, enriching program for our students, host families, and schools.

From the inception of the STS Foundation, we set out to meet the needs of students that wish to participate in a J1 high school exchange program. We made a decision to elevate the standards of the program to meet and exceed the industry standards.

We are committed to facilitating a life-changing program for all participants, with the sole purpose of providing students with a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn and grow with the opportunity to become citizen diplomats while learning about other cultures, and schools with the opportunity to enrich their educational environment.