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As the United Kingdom moves forward in its reopening process, schools are eager to welcome international students this August! We still have spots available across many of our state/public schools for semester and term programs. Application deadlines are approaching, so please reach out to Michael at as soon as possible! East Sussex College East […]

St. Thomas More School of Connecticut

We are thrilled to announce that SMG has finalized an exclusive marketing partnership with Saint Thomas More School in Oakdale, Connecticut. St. Thomas More School offers a unique academic experience for boarding school students. Each student receives a multifaceted, heightened level of attention which emphasizes their personal, academic and athletic development. We understand that the […]

SMG Webinar Recap

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that our SMG Webinar Series is now available on the EXITS platform for you to watch at your convenience. Thank you to everyone who was able to join our webinars over the past few weeks. We were so glad to see over 300 of […]

Gaia and Her Host Family in Nova Scotia

“This is a year we will never forget. We have baked/cooked, crafted, gamed, movie watched, toured, exercised, visited, homeschooled, loved, laughed and cried together.” “Gaia and Linn have jumped in with both feet. Their English has improved, their sense of community has grown, camping skills were polished, their knowledge of Halifax has increased and their love […]

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Subscribe to our social media pages! Follow our pages for first-hand pictures, stories, videos and testimonials from SMG students around the world! Learn about the incredible experiences they are having with SMG! Do you want to see your students featured? Help your students share their experiences by sending us their pictures on any SMG program, […]

Student Spotlight: Kerem from Turkey

Meet Kerem, an exchange student from Turkey, who recently studied at the Maple Ridge District in Canada. In this student spotlight, Kerem reflects about the awesome experiences he had, volunteer work in the local community and so much more!   About The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows District British Columbia The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School […]

United Kingdom & Ireland Programs

“In December 2017, I hopped on a plane and traveled to the other side of the world for the adventure of a lifetime. I found a kind host family, incredible travel, a welcoming college and memories that I will never forget. This was the experience of a lifetime, and one that I can’t quite put […]

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Getting Settled in Your New Home

You have claimed your suitcase at baggage claim.  You are greeted by your host family and pack your bags in the car.  The drive home will be full of unfamiliar sights, sounds and a lot of emotions.  Your exchange program has officially started. For most exchange students, the first few days will be extremely exciting.  […]


Stand Out as an Exchange Student

It takes a unique student to participate in an exchange program.  Leaving your home, family, and friends behind is an extremely difficult decision to make.  However studying abroad can have amazing benefits, and will allow you to stand out as you move on towards university. Multi-Cultural Understanding Harvard University is among the best universities in the world. […]


Meet Finnish Exchange Student Emilia!

Finnish exchange student Emilia spoke with Diana Santelli, one of our Student Services Facilitator, and discussed her time abroad. Q:  Why did you choose Denver? When I was discussing with my mother about which district to choose, she didn’t want me to pick a place that had natural disasters like earthquakes or hurricanes, so that meant […]


Celebrating Our Annual FAM Trip

Last week SMG and ISE hosted our annual FAM Trip, which brings agents from all around the world to the Northeast U.S. for a week-long visit to our offices and a small selection of schools. We were glad to welcome agents from Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and […]


SMG Student Shares Her UK Experience

Written by an alumni of the UK Experience program In December 2017, I hopped on a plane and traveled to the other side of the world for the adventure of a lifetime. I was not disappointed. I experienced all of the crazy and confusing things you’ll always find in different countries. There were amazing friends, […]

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