CET HIGH SCHOOL AND PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS ABROAD DESCRIPTION
Combine the best of study abroad and pre-college experiences all in one program. CET offers four-week, four-credit summer programs and intensive language gap programs throughout the year. These are not your average travel programs. Each CET pre-college summer program abroad focuses on a specific theme relevant to the program location and offers a conversational language class. While taking an introductory college-level course led by college-level faculty, you’ll immerse in local culture, build confidence, and expand your horizons during a transformative study abroad experience that is invaluable in the college application and preparation process.
CET Gap programs provide the opportunity to develop your skills in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, or Japanese, even if you’re a complete beginner. While participating in activities and excursions alongside college study abroad students, you’ll have options for elective courses and volunteer placements to further your language skills and cultural knowledge. As part of the gap cohort, you’ll have weekly group meetings and individual attention for the support you need.
In all CET programs, you can explore your interests alongside academically motivated peers in an inclusive learning environment and take advantage of CET’s extensive local networks and resources. Enjoy outstanding student support and supervision provided by experienced in-country staff. Prepare with program-specific pre-departure information and a thorough onsite orientation. Rely on CET’s comprehensive risk management strategies that prioritize the health and safety of all students.
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CIEE High School Summer Abroad
CIEE is the leading non-profit in international education with 70 years of experience in cultural exchange. Through CIEE Global Navigator High School Programs, students attain greater language fluency, cultural knowledge, and independence at a pivotal time in their lives. All of our programs are designed to balance structured classroom instruction, relevant cultural activities and travel opportunities, and authentic engagement with host families, local peers, and communities. Students can study abroad for a summer, semester, year, or gap year in 35 locations across the globe.
The Experiment in International Living
Since 1932, The Experiment in International Living has provided 3, 4, and 5-week summer abroad programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country. Students are challenged to explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme. Programs are designed to equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Each year, hundreds of Experimenters come away from their summer abroad with invaluable new skills, connections, awareness, and knowledge to thrive—and lead—in diverse, intercultural environments.
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We offer our students an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves into a small rural community, develop long-lasting cross-cultural relationships, and make positive contributions that will last a lifetime. Our high school, gap year, and college programs provide students with the chance to travel and share an experience with a group of peers while engaging with a local host community through homestays and volunteer work. Through immersion in the community, Global Routes offer the deepest language and cultural immersion opportunities in the field.
Students work side by side with locals on projects selected by the community, such as constructing a school, health clinic, or community center. Our gap and college students can also integrate into local schools to teach or tutor English, math, science, art, life skills, or any other subject where a bit of extra help is needed.
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For 28 years, Global Works programs have empowered middle and high school students to be global citizens and to make a positive impact through their travels. Much more than a vacation, Global Works believes in authentic travel and service learning. Our international programs foment opportunities for fun and engaging leadership development and personal growth. Groups collaborate on meaningful and sustainable service projects with our partner communities around the world. Choose from programs that focus on Spanish, French, pre-med & public health, sustainable business, education & the environment, marine biology, and adventure! Our destinations include Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji Islands, France, Galapagos, Guatemala, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain!
High Mountain Institute Summer Programs
Spark a desire for exploration and growth! Join us in Colorado during the best part of the year for an amazing summer experience.
HMI offers summer programs for both middle and high school students. All of our courses emphasize wilderness adventure in the Colorado Rockies, place-based education, and participation in a community of shared responsibility. Students leave inspired by the natural world and ready to put their leadership skills and curiosity into action.
The HMI Summer Term, for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders is a five-week residential program uniting wilderness expeditions, intentional community, and writing workshops. The High Peaks Adventure is an action packed two-week program for rising 7th and 8th graders.
HMI is entering its third decade as a preeminent leader in inspiring confidence, teaching leadership, and supporting the academic growth of adolescents and young adults. We prepare ambitious, motivated students to take risks, collaborate with peers, communicate with people who hold diverse perspectives, and build trusting, affirming relationships. We strive to be one of the most important, defining educational choices our students will make during their lifetimes.
MWS Student Camps (Montreal French Camps)
MWS Student Camps have been a part of the language learning experience in Canada since 1983. Thousands of students from over 50 countries have attended our language camps and educational trips.
MWS Montreal French Camps offer a French immersion experience for students located at McGill University, in the centre of Montreal. Residential and day camp options are available. Our French Camps are divided into three sections: Junior Camp (ages 7 to 10), Intermediate Camp (ages 11-13) and Senior Camp (ages 14 to 17). Programmes include language study, daily excursions (age specific) and camp activities. Full day trips include visits to Quebec City and Ottawa. Established in 1983, MWS Student Camps have been a part of the language learning experience in Canada for the past 33 years. Students from 32 countries attended our language camps last summer.
Montreal French Camps video - https://youtu.be/hbbBs_fpxp0
People to People International Travel Programs
Join a Proud Tradition
People to People International Travel Programs turn the world into a classroom, creating an educational and inspirational experience that cultivates meaningful connections between people of different countries. For over 60 years we have embodied the vision of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who founded People to People International in 1956. We go beyond typical sightseeing tours and create unique, immersive moments that truly connect students to the people, places and cities they are visiting.
We offer 8-31 day all-inclusive travel programs to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, Africa and Costa Rica for 12-18 year old students.
Here is what makes us different:
We provide our students with “behind the scenes” access, whether it’s meeting a former member of Parliament in London, to meeting with a survivor of a WWII concentration camp in Germany.
We believe in doing community service as a way of giving back to the people and places we visit, from volunteering in an orphanage in Costa Rica, to working alongside Irish teens while cutting peat to provide a heat source for the local elderly.
We feel one of the most genuine and immersive ways to connect to a new culture is to experience the day-to-day life of locals, whether it’s participating in a homestay in Spain or biking through the windmill arms in the Netherlands with Dutch students.
We give students the opportunity to step outside their comfort ones and participate in local, team building outdoor activities, such as rappelling down the side of a medieval castle in Italy to whitewater rafting in Scotland.
We teach our students to be more self-aware, the discover their own interests, become more independent and return home as global citizens.
Putney Student Travel
For over 65 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun. Our summer programs range from two to five weeks in length and include pre-college enrichment, community service, language immersion, adventure travel, and cultural immersion. We are particularly excited this year about returning programs in Cuba, Thailand, and Shanghai, as well as new high school additions such as Skiing in Patagonia, Language Learning in Colombia, Diving in Belize, Community Service in Nepal and middle school programs in Costa Rica, France, Holland and Spain.
The Putney School Summer Arts
Offer students age 14-17 the opportunity for in-depth exploration in the visual arts, performing arts, and creative writing, as well as sustainability through our Farm Program. Our ESOL- Program for International Education for non-native English speakers offers English language classes and accelerated learning through language immersion. We enroll 135 students in each 3-week session.
Additionally we offer a one week workshop in Engineering and Design for students age 11-15 who are interested in programming and electro-mechanical construction.
Summer at Sem English Language Institute
The English Language Institute or ELI is a 4 week summer camp for international boarding students ages 13-18 who want to learn English in the US. ELI offers two different concentrations during the 4-week session: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) or Language and Culture. Students studying English as a second language will find Wyoming Seminary’s English Language Institute the perfect place to further their mastery of the English language.
Since 1984 has offered personalized adventures for students seeking a summer experience like no other. Our extensive range of programs encourages independence and friendship, striking the perfect balance between learning, exploration, and fun. We’re proud of our reputation for providing a high level of attention and care, for being pioneers in our field, and for finding exciting new ways to make each student’s summer unforgettable. Summerfuel offers summer programs for grades 8 - 12, specializing in Pre-College; Language Immersion: Barcelona, Nice and Spanish Homestay programs; Business & Entrepreneurship; College Admissions Prep and Digital Media.
The Road Less Traveled
The Road Less Traveled is a teen summer community service, language and adventure travel program that offers an opportunity for young people to engage in a service of presence and active listening in the world. We encourage involvement and cultivate leadership, excellence, openness and sensitivity, initiative, social activism, and environmentalism. You may build a school or medical outpost in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania or Thailand, work on environmental projects, restore coral reef in the Florida Keys, save monk seals in Hawaii, work with wolves in Colorado or aid disaster relief victims. We travel to Norway, crossing the entire country kayaking, rafting, biking, and hiking and offer formal language coursework in Costa Rica, Ecuador or Italy. We offer surfing, rock climbing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, SCUBA PADI certifications, backpacking. You will contribute, learn and return home with a life-changing travel experience to remember.
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Tufts University Summit Program
Established over 20 years ago, the Tufts University Summit Program invites high school students to develop a greater understanding of the global village they will call home. While improving their French language skills, students are introduced to the complex world of international politics and diplomacy. Their “Introduction to International Relations” and “French Language and Culture” classes, as well as field trips to local sites of historic importance and the natural beauty, help them make the most of this extraordinary region of the Alps and their time in Tufts Summit.
Students live with carefully selected host families in the Talloires area, most often with another student. What students learn first-hand about local daily life and French culture by sharing meals, conversations and outings with their host families, goes well beyond what can be learned from a textbook.
In Tufts Summit, students are encouraged to challenge their physical abilities, as well as their minds. Weekly outdoor activities, such as organized hikes into the local mountains, introduce students to another outstanding aspect of this alpine region — its extraordinary beauty and unique ecosystem.
VISIONS Service Adventures
VISIONS programs are grounded in a philosophy that has been changing the lives of teenagers for 30 years. We believe it is best to do one thing and do it well. That’s why across all programs we have one model, built on the pillars of meaningful service, full cultural immersion and adventurous exploration.
Our student volunteers work among Blackfeet and Northern Cheyenne people on Montana Indian reservations and with indigenous Athabascans in Alaska, as well as abroad in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Cambodia. Programs are 12 days to four weeks long, and some sites include Spanish or French language immersion.
Offers Language programs in Spain, a Language and Community Service program in Costa Rica as well as French, Italian, Spanish or ESL classes on Pre-College Enrichment programs on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, McGill University in Montreal, Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy. Westcoast Connection also offers teen tours, community service, global adventures, baseball tours, and fashion experiences. Programs in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador & Galapagos, Europe, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam & the USA. Programs ranging from 10-40 days for ages 13-18 grouped compatibly by age; with separate ON TOUR programs for teens completing 11th & 12th grades offering more independence.
Where There Be Dragons
Dragons has been facilitating authentic cultural immersion in Asia, Africa, and Latin America for over 25-years. Our Summer Abroad, Gap Year, and College Study Abroad programs take small student groups to remote communities with the best educators in the industry to ensure personalized mentorship and meaningful engagement. Each program is custom-crafted with 9 program components including homestay, language study, and service learning. Our goal is to help participants develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in the world.