ASSE International Student Exchange
ASSE was established in 1976 as the American Scandinavian Student Exchange by the Swedish Government to organize student exchange programs between Sweden and the United States. Soon Denmark, Norway and Finland elected to participate. Since then, the program has grown to include: Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada (French and English speaking), Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, South Africa, Poland, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Mongolia.
At present, ASSE works closely with the Canadian provincial education ministries and is approved by the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. ASSE maintains 38 offices in 31 countries and accommodates more than 30,000 host families and high school age students annually in its programs in the participating countries.
As one of the oldest and largest international student exchange organizations, ASSE is able to offer the most comprehensive programs with the lowest possible fees.