2020-2021 CSIET Certification Status: Full
Countries Served: Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Vietnam
Number of 2019-2020 Participants: 115 (22 semester or year J-1 inbound; 93 semester or year F-1 inbound)
Not-for-Profit Organization: Established 2011
AnB Education is dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding between people from around the world. It is AnB Education’s philosophy that greater understanding and tolerance of others develops through interaction on a personal level. AnB Education offers a high school academic year program, inbound and outbound, and short-term homestay programs.
AnB Education operates through a network of area coordinators throughout the United States who provide support on a local level. Coordinators interview and screen host families and supervise the program during the students’ stay. Area coordinators, as well as all parties concerned, are required to submit progress reports three times a year. Area coordinators also submit monthly reports. AnB Education also partners with Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, located in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, to provide boarding at Saint Anthony Residence Hall on the school’s campus. The dormitory is staffed 24/7 with AnB Education staff and offers ESL tutoring, group activities and group trips.
Academic Year Program – United States—International students ages 15 to 18.5 travel to the United States, attend school for one semester or ten months, and live with a U.S. host family. Students must complete an application in English, pass an English language proficiency test, submit transcripts indicating above-average grades, and write an autobiographical essay. Students and parents are interviewed prior to acceptance. Students are encouraged to take English, U.S. history, and geography classes at their high school prior to departure.
In addition, most AnB Education students are required to attend an intensive U.S. orientation course in the United States prior to their arrival in the host community. The primary focus of the course is to acclimate students to U.S. culture, review program policies procedures and safety, and prepare them for their academic year stay.