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About Us​

iGoGo was founded in 2021 by Jane Greer and Dawna Sandala. Since 1996, Greer and Sandala have worked with students, the US Department of State (J-1 Visas), and the Department of Homeland Security (F-1 Visas). Hundreds of students have benefited from the guidance and mentorship of the iGoGo team. Will you be one of them?

How it works...

As an iGoGo candidate, you will unpack the best the industry has to offer. The process is simple:

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    Complete an easy online student application. Follow the instructions to present yourself in the best way to future schools and host families.

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    Collaboration

    The iGoGo team reviews your requests to select a community/school that fits your desires and budget.

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    Connection

    iGoGo secures your spot at a desired school and finds a host family or boarding school placement (based on your request).

Should a medical emergency arise, insurance will be available. In addition, your Local Coordinator will provide a report, monthly, that details the progress and current status of your stay. These reports will be provided to your parents for review.
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requirements

Students of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Must demonstrate a proper command of the local language.

must be academically disciplined.

an ELTIS English test will be administered and the score will determine which educational opportunities are available.

Students should be curious, adventurous and ready to immerse themselves as they become members of a household and/or community.

iGoGo Works With Private and Public Schools

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school collaboration

We work with both public and private schools that provide a quality cultural and academic experience in safe and welcoming communities. For schools to accept students from the iGoGo program, the student must be certified through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the SEVP system. Not every public or private school is approved to issue the appropriate visa for the iGoGo program. We will assist you in determining which schools are available for you as an international student. See below for more information.

  • Public Schools
    • Can attend for one (1) year, based on guidelines established by the Bureau of Cultural Affairs.
    • Required to pay the full-funding that the school receives from the state in which it is located.
  • Private Schools
    • Can attend for multiple years.
    • Required to pay the tuition set by the school for all attendees (partial scholarships are sometimes considered).
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