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Our vision


“In a globalized world, we make it possible to have a cultural and life-enriching experience that has a lasting positive impact on a young person’s life. Tailor-made, individual, personal!

Our biggest goal is, that all students have a happy and successful time in the USA and can build up lifelong lasting friendships. Most of our students say they found a second home away from home and a second family!” 

Paul B. Hallgrimson
Founder & Honorary President  


4342 119th Ave SE
Tenino, WA 98589, USA
Phone: +1 (910) 429-4875
Emergency Phone: +1 (541) 760-8621

EU Headquarters

Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 1A
D-63225 Langen
Phone: +49 6103 504 05 68
E-Mail: info(at)



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Global Horizons USA

Our programs

You live with your host family and go to a private Day School, which we’ve carefully selected after your personal interview.

Accommodation: Host Family
Min. Program Duration: 3 months
Max. Program Duration: 4 academic years
Age requirement: 14-18 years
Schools: mainly East Coast, West Coast and Hawaii

Being a student at a boarding school means you live on campus and you have a lot of options for extracurricular activities within short distance. Soon you’ll have many new international friends.

Accommodation: dorms
Min. Program Duration: 5 months / 1 semester
Max. Program Duration: 4 academic years
Age requirement: 14-19 years
Schools: mainly North East, East Coast, Utah, California and Hawaii

At a public School you can choose out of many activities as well and you learn more about the American Way of Life through living with a host family.

Accommodation: host family
Min. Program Duration: 1 semester
Max. Program Duration: 1 academic year
Age requirement: 15-18 years
Schools: any of the 50 states

Expand your Horizon!

Your Success and your future are our daily drive!

It’s our job, to provide a personalized service for you to have an unforgettable experience in the USA. With the help and support from the host family, the school and Global Horizons USA, our students continually grow into young individuals and get to experience the American Way of Life.

We are passionate about helping each of our students have a memorable year in the USA. Not only will cultural boundaries be broken, it will expand your horizon in a special way.



I've been back in Germany for five days now and arrived safely after a long flight. With this email I wanted to say goodbye as well as thank you, because I really had the best half year of my life in Virginia, experienced and learned a lot.


Thalia B.

"GLH USA always tries to find the best for everyone and treats each student individually with special care."

Michelle F.

"I thought it was great that you knew everyone and when I had a question, I didn't have to call a hotline but a person who really knew me."

Marie A.

"I would always recommend GLH USA because I had such a great time in America."

Ronja V.


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Contact us

European Headquarters:

Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 1A

D-63225 Langen

Phone: +49 6103 504 05 68


Contact us

European Headquarters:

Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 1A

D-63225 Langen

Phone: +49 6103 504 05 68