Studie des Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State http://iienetwork.org/file_depot/0-10000000/0-10000/1710/folder/46685/ECA%20Report%20on%20Secondary%20School%20Exchanges.pdf
Die Studie gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über den Schüleraustausch 2006/2007, untersucht Hintergründe, warum es auch schiefgehen kann, vergleicht die Entwicklung mit den letzten Jahren und vieles mehr.
This paper provides an overview of the Secondary School Student Exchange Visitor Program and presents data describing the 2006-2007 academic year. It offers observations of the current state of these programs and their participants. It also identifies pitfalls that may lead to unsuccessful programs and seeks feedback on how best to avoid them. The Department intends that this paper be a first step in an industry-wide dialogue that will encourage best practices and the successful programs we all want.
In recent years, Department-designated program sponsors have facilitated the entry of more than 300,000 exchange participants annually under J-1 visas. Of these, approximately ten percent (10%) have been secondary/high school students. Peaking at over 30,000 students per year in the late 1990s, the program experienced a decline in 2000. A welcome reversal in this trend has resulted in approximately 29,6883 participants for the period coinciding with the most recent academic school year.