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Local Representative

Mrs. Karla Golja Milevoj


+385 91 536 9383

Important Dates

Early Application Deadline:

December 8th

Application Deadline:

January 17th


Late January (dates TBD)


Early: $20 USD

Regular: $30 USD


USD $6,800 for Sanderson (full) Scholarship, $36,250 for Lindfors (partial) Scholarship

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Welcome to ASSIST Croatia

ASSIST became active in Croatia to help young Croatian students currently in the 9th or 10th grade who would like to spend one year as exchange students in the United States as 10th or 11th graders. There are also limited opportunities available to students entering the 12th grade and as postgraduate students.

Our work in Croatia began in the 1999/2000 academic year. Our first Croatian scholars distinguished themselves in their American independent schools, and ultimately 83 Croatian students have studied in the States through ASSIST.

Financial Support for Croatian Scholars

American schools are generous in offering scholarships to ASSIST students. Throughout our time in Croatia, ASSIST has identified sponsors to help students and their families pay for the cost of participating in the program. Croatian alumni and American donors have stepped forward to support deserving donors.

Virtual Information Sessions

Please visit this QR link for dates and more information on ASSIST information sessions via Zoom for Croatian families. You can also reach out to ASSIST's Croatian Program Coordinator, Karla Golja Milevoj, at karla@assistscholars.org for more information on dates and registration.

QR code for Croatian information sessions to learn about ASSIST

How to Apply

Step by step instructions:

  1. The application for a scholarship for the '25-'26 school year opens in August, 2024. To begin, fill out the application form on our application portal and the "Application for a Sponsorship" form (if you would like a sponsor to cover the cost of airfare, health insurance and spending money while you are in America).
  2. Pay a fee of $20 (if you apply by December 13, 2024), or $30 if you apply between December 14, 2024 and January 15, 2025.
  3. In the application form, indicate the contact of the teacher who will fill out and send the letter of recommendation (Classroom teacher, Math teacher, English teacher)
  4. A transcript of previous high school grade(s) (sent by the school).
  5. A transcript of the current school year (a standardized document listing subjects and grades) - sent by the school.
  6. Duolingo test (after registration, the candidate will receive a pre-paid test coupon from the ASSIST representative)
  7. ASSIST will choose finalists who will interview (late January, 2025). It may be in-person on via Zoom.
  8. Those chosen by ASSIST for a scholarship will next complete:
    1. The contract
    2. Family declaration form
    3. payment in the amount of $6,800: mid-March 2024.
  9. School Assignment: April/Early May, 2025.
  10. Purchase of airline tickets - if you have found a sponsor, the ticket will be purchased by ASSIST(June 2025)
  11. Visa - at your expense (July 2025)
  12. Pre-departure Orientation Day: mid-July 2025 (Labin)
  13. Orientation Camp: August 2025. Location TBD.

English Language Testing

Qualified candidates will be invited to take the Duolingo English Test. Ms. Golja Milevoj will send you a prepaid coupon code to take the test in advance of the interviews.

Once you have your code, please visit https://englishtest.duolingo.com/home and select:

  • Try taking a practice test prior to taking the actual test by selecting "Practice Free"
  • Return to https://englishtest.duolingo.com/home and select Purchase a Test
  • Select Test Option 1 for a single test
  • Enter your e-mail address, country and postal code
  • Select Apply Coupon Code in the box to the right of the credit card information. Do NOT enter your credit card information if you are using a prepaid coupon code from ASSIST.
  • Enter Coupon Code

Duolingo Tips for Your Test Experience

Mrs. Karla Golja Milevoj will notify you regarding the results of your application. To receive more information about the ASSIST program or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Karla Golja Milevoj.

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