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International Student Exchange

Each year, high school student from countries around the globe come for a semester or a full year of study in Jefferson County Schools. Jeffco accepts students with either J-1 or F-1 Visas. Students who wish to study in Jeffco on a J-1 visa must come through an Approved Exchange Agency. Students who wish to study in Jeffco on a F-1 visa should contact The Director of International Student Exchanges for further information and the F-1 application package.

Important Information for Agencies

In order to place students in Jeffco, all agencies must apply annually, and be accepted for inclusion on the district's list of approved agencies for the following academic school year.

The agency approval deadline for 2018-19 is December 7th, 2017. The annual informational meeting for applying agencies will be held Thursday, December 2nd, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Jeffco Ed Center.

To apply, please use either the New Agency Application or the Agency Renewal Application in the documents to the right.  To be considered for approval, agencies must turn in at least one Affirmation Agreement and the Agency Contact Information Form with their application.

Agencies and host parents should not contact any school until the Director of International Student Exchanges has signed and returned a Permission to Enroll form to the agency. Violation of this policy can result in suspension from Jeffco's Approved Agency List.

Agency Application and Information

Agencies should use the links below to either apply for approval or apply for renewal of approval, or access all documents related to J-1 Student Exchanges.

Links of Interest

Study Abroad Programs

Jeffco Public Schools does not offer its own Study Abroad program for high school students, but Study Abroad opportunities do exist. Interested High School students should contact one of Jeffco's approved Exchange Agencies.


Amy Flynn, M.A.
World Language Coordinator
Director of International Student Exchanges
18290 Denver West Drive, Bldg. 27
Golden, CO 80401-0001
Phone: 303-982-8939
Fax: 303-982-6993

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