In this program, the student has the choice of which private school or public district to spend their study abroad experience in. Private schools have a mostly religious orientation, as opposed to public districts. Some private schools also offer boarding school options, but in most cases students are housed with families.
Host families are eager to learn about other cultures and share theirs with international students. They receive an expense reimbursement for their hospitality, but their hosting spirit remains one of cultural exchange. Families can be composed of a single adult or a couple, they may or may not have children, they may be younger or more mature, and above all they may have different religious, economic and social backgrounds. The program is non-discriminatory and a strong spirit of adaptation and open-mindedness is always required of the student.
The price includes
Personalized consultation with MLC Edu staff
Aptitude test and English test (if required)
Assistance in completing the online Student Application
Enrollment at a private/public school in the United States
Host family accommodation with room and board. A light meal is provided for lunch.
Baggage, medical, liability and cancellation insurance
Support in visa application procedures
Online pre-departure preparation course for students and parents
Return flight ticket from Milan/Rome, airport taxes, fuel tax
One piece of luggage to check in of 20-23 kg
Meet and greet at arrival airport and transfer to host family, where necessary
Support of a Local Coordinator in the U.S. throughout the experience
24/7 emergency assistance
Assistance with report card validation, if requested
The price does not include
Registration fee MLC Edu €100
School uniform if applicable
Public transportation to school, if not provided by the school, or for personal needs
Participation in activities and sports offered by the school ($50-$500 approx.)
Books (approximately $250-$1000) and school supplies
School administration fees, if required, to be paid locally
Visa costs (consular fee $160 and Sevis fee $350 approx.)
Extra baggage, upgrade class, surcharge for return flights from other airports
Flight date change penalty
School canteen (3$-6$ per day)
Any surcharges related to special diets (e.g. gluten-free)
The balance of the fee is divided into three installments with the following payment dates.
February 15th - € 3,000
March 15th - € 3.000
April 15th - Balance
August 15th - € 3,000
September 15th - € 3.000
November 1st – Balance
MLC Edu Limited
MLC Education was born in 2016 from the sensitivity of a teacher combined with the courage of an entrepreneur, who perceived the demand for a different proposal for education abroad programs. And they created it.
MLC Education has created a range of training proposals that follow the student personally at different stages of the learning journey, aiming not only at improving language skills, but also at personal growth and the achievement of autonomy through experience in the world.
An experienced staff creates and proposes programs by screening the proposals of the international market, and proposes them to families by listening to the needs of each one and proposing the most suitable solution.
MLC Education is professionalism, experience and listening.