Possible disadvantages of participation

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Students who are interested in this program should consider the possible negative effects of the program:

  • You may not return home in time to sit for university/institute entrance examinations.
  • Your university or institute may not defer your admission if you have already been accepted.
  • You may not return home in time to take your final school examinations.
  • You may be required by your country to serve in the military upon return.
  • You may have to repeat a year of school.
  • You may not be eligible to receive a gold medal at your home school.
  • Although students participate in an academic program in the U.S., the school curriculum is substantially different than that in your home country and you will not learn the same subject material.