Summa Global Education, Inc. dba AnB Education
2019-2020 CSIET Listing Status: Provisional
Countries Served: China, South Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Japan, Spain
Number of 2018-2019 Participants: 149 (12 semester or year J-1 inbound; 137 semester or year F-1 inbound)
Grant Programs: N/A
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.
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 the ELTiS (English Language Test for International Students) 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.
Host families are encouraged to review several students’ applications before selecting the student who would most appropriately match their family’s lifestyle and interests.