Well, you definitely need to work on English, that's for sure. However, one of the biggest benefits of an exchange year is language immersion. This is a large investment of both time and money and it would be a shame not to get full benefit.
You can find a complete list of organizations that are certified to operate in the U.S. at www.csiet.org. I also suggest you check with your high school counselor because any organization is only as good as it's local representatives.
In general, you must be 15-18 1/2, have a decent GPA and be of good character. Program costs vary, with Rotary being the cheapest (but most competitive). Other programs range from around $5,000-$10,000 depending upon the length of stay and the country. If you wish to go to a French speaking country, two years of high school French will most likely be required.
Good luck and go for it!
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