Student Exchange Program

Every April during Spring Break students from Cupertino Union and Fremont Union High School District are selected to represent the City of Cupertino, their schools, and community in a one week student exchange program. Selected students will stay with a host family in Hsinchu and will get to experience what school life is in another place, taste exotic foods, learn about the local culture and history of Hsinchu and Taiwan, and create life long connections.

Also teacher-chaperones (certificated) from CUSD and FUHSD are selected to help lead our students and represent the city during the trip.

Interested students and parents should click on the program year to learn about the requirements and important deadlines.

General Requirements

-Current 7th-12th graders who are enrolled in either a CUSD or FUHSD school at the time of the application and travel to Hsinchu, Taiwan,

-Application Packet that includes: Student information, Personal Statement/Response, 2 Teacher Letter of Recommendations, and Student Interviews.

-Valid US Passport at the time of the trip.

-Attend several Cultural and Rehearsal Meetings prior the trip. Students are required to attend all meetings.

-Selected students may also be required to host students from Hsinchu in October if they have not hosted in previous years.

-Selected students are also required to attend events hosted and sponsored by CHSCA such as Fall Festival in Memorial.

-Families pay for trip's cost (please check year for cost)

-US Citizenship and US Passport required at time of application.

Here's a little bit of what are students experience during their time there!