Admission of Foreign Nationals to Public Schools
Missouri school districts may admit students participating in foreign exchange programs. These requests will fall into two categories: persons traveling under visitor visas and students pursing full-time academic or vocational studies.
Public school districts must follow their policy on admission of non-resident students. Such admission is strictly at the discretion of the school district. There are no state or federal laws guaranteeing a foreign student's access to public school districts. Districts may elect not to participate in such programs, or may limit the number of students admitted.
The Council on Students for International Educational Travel (CSIET) annually publishes an advisory list of reputable high school-level exchange student programs.