Program Extension Request

Students wishing to extend their program beyond 7 days must request an extension from BFF 


Students must leave within seven days of the last official school day unless BFF grants permission for you to extend your stay for up to 30 days after your last day of school or your Visa expiration, whichever comes first.

You may apply for a program extension once you have discussed the idea with your host family and parents, and everyone is in agreement. Program extensions will only be approved if you are in good standing with the program. To apply for a program extension, please follow these steps:

    1. Complete and submit the form below by the deadline.
    2. Submit a payment of $100 for administrative fees via PayPal at BFF PayPal. When it asks you what the payment is for, please write your FULL NAME – Extension Request. 
    3. Wait for approval from BFF before booking any travel. The sooner you send the form, the sooner we can approve it.
    4. Submit your updated return flight arrangements to

For your convenience, the PayPal page will open after completing this form.

Note: *YES and FLEX scholars are not permitted to apply for an extension. Departure dates for these programs are set and are not flexible.