Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact your Pan Atlantic Foundation representative for additional information or if your question is not listed below.
How old do I need to be?
Program participants need to be 15 to 18.5 years old, and enrolled in high school in your home country.
What level of English do I need?
You need to have basic practical skills in both spoken and written English and have completed at least three years of English instruction.
Do I need to have good grades?
Students must not have failed a year of school or an English language course in the past three years and meet a minimum grade requirement.
Why should I choose the Pan Atlantic Foundation program?
Simply put, we are the best. We select participants carefully. Our Area Representatives are well trained, and the expertise of our staff spans more than 25 years.
How does the program support me throughout the year?
Area Representatives live near you and are always there for you. They are available throughout the program year for advice and support. In addition, the Pan Atlantic Foundation office in Portland Maine has a toll-free line available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
What are a host family's qualifications?
Pan Atlantic Foundation Host families are carefully interviewed and screened. But, equally important, Host Families have open hearts and look forward to opening their home and welcoming you as a part of their family.
How will I benefit from the program?
You will benefit by immersing yourself in another culture, discovering a new perspective on the world around you, and make life long connections and friends.
Who are Pan Atlantic Foundation Area Representatives?
They are individuals who are active members of their communities. They enjoy working with young people and are open-minded, believing passionately in the value of cross-cultural exchange.