US High School New York

Culture subjects, Former culture subjects

Exchange programme at The Harvey School in New York. - For anyone with an interest in the English language and American culture. 


Activity + culture destination 

In collaboration with The Harvey School, a unique and exciting high school programme is planned in beautiful Katonah, New York State, north of New York City. The goal is for you to learn about American culture and language, while meeting young high school students from all walks of life and learning about high school life in the USA. 

You'll stay with a local family, where you'll follow the family's teenager through high school. You should expect to give a short talk about yourself and Denmark on one of your first days at school, which will be planned in detail before your trip. 

The programme also includes overnight travel with US Road Trip East after your stay at The Harvey School is complete. 

The purpose 

Academics: There will be a strong emphasis on academics during the trip and you are expected to understand and speak English at a reasonable level to follow the high school curriculum, and you are expected to be interested in engaging with the programme and connecting with other young Americans and their families. During the cultural studies classes, you'll learn about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we'll prepare you to discuss the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in English when we travel to The Harvey School. One of the goals of our cultural studies trip is to empower students to take responsibility. A big part of this 'dressing up' is to educate students about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and in relation to the United States. During the lesson, we will make a comparison between Denmark, New York and the US as a whole, as well as a developing country, to create an awareness of the importance of the SDGs among the students. 

If you are taking Spanish classes at REC, you may have the opportunity to stay with a bilingual (Spanish) family. 

Requirements for the students 

You should expect to have a full day program where you accompany your host student to extracurricular activities in the afternoon and/or evening, which can be American football, track, baseball/softball, cheerleading, band, etc. 

There is a dress code at the schools, which you must of course follow. Ordinary, nice clothes meet the dress code, as long as you can't see, for example, bras or underwear. 

In June, the American students come to Ranum Efterskole College, where you will act as a host student during their stay and you will also plan a weekend at home with your American exchange student. 



Terms and economy

Self-payment on the trip will be approximately 7,500 kr.

Pocket money: Approx. 500-1.000 DKK. recommended