Student Exchange Program

The Memphis in May International Festival Student Exchange Program provides selected students and a chaperone with an all-expense paid, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the culture of our honored country. Each year, students are selected based on communication skills, grades, and community service.

2017 Student Exchange Trip

A delegation of high school students and a chaperone will be selected to serve as Exchange Students for Memphis in May International Festival, and will have the opportunity to travel to Colombia during March 2017 (travel dates to be determined). Selected students and chaperone will stay with host families and will attend classes at a host high school. The Memphis in May International Festival funds the round-trip airfare for each student and coordinates all arrangements with the host country.

2017 Local Host Families

Each year a small group of students from our honored country will come to Memphis in partnership with our Student Exchange Program. If you're interested in additional information or want to apply to host a group of students this year, fill out the application below.

Host Family Application

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