Nacel Open Door Exchange Programs

Nacel Open Door, Inc. (NOD) is dedicated to promoting international understanding and language education.

NOD believes it is essential for young people to develop a deeper awareness of their role as citizens of the world through direct experience in other cultures and languages. Homestays are the foundation of most NOD programs. The friendships that result from living as a member of a host family encourage continued communication and understanding of other peoples. NOD is committed to providing accessible and affordable programs which include the Academic Year Program, Private School Program, Short Term Programs, and others.

NOD offers programs in the U.S. and abroad, homestays, orientation information for participants, coordinated travel arrangements, comprehensive insurance coverage for students, and a well-structured support network. NOD programs include:

AYP accepts international students ages 15 to 18 for a semester or academic year in the U.S., during which they live with host families and attend school. English language proficiency is required. Orientation is provided prior to leaving home, as well as after arriving in the U.S.

PSP allows American private schools to welcome qualified international students on their campuses. While on a F-1 visa, these students typically come to the U.S. for more than one year with the goal of graduating and attending an American college or university.

With STP, students are welcomed by an American family for anywhere from two to eight weeks. Host families provide room, board, and memories to last a lifetime.

The CBYX Vocational Scholarship offers American high school graduating seniors the opportunity to study in Germany. Outbound Programs provide American students a firsthand look at life in other cultures.

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