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Essential Programs, Articles, and Resources for people of all ages who wish to study abroad or pursue educational travel.

 Articles and First-Hand Reports on Study Abroad and Educational Travel

Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning
Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning by Dr. Jessica Voigts, Wandering Educator Contributing Editor
Remember that first time you were confronted with extreme difference? It might have been when you were small, surrounded by a cacophony of words in a different language, or while you were a teen, backpacking Europe and trying to figure out the train systems...
Study abroad for your career
Job Strategies While Abroad by Jean-Marc Hachey
Practical options for those seeking to prepare for a future international career while studying abroad laid out clearly by an expert who also describes How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience.
How to choose a program
How to Select the Right International Program: 10 Key Steps by Rachel Rueckert
2014 Student Travel Writing Contest Winner
Choosing the right international program for your needs as a student is not as easy as you would think, given all the options. Here is a comprehensive detailed guide.
Language study as a teen
Teen Language Learning: The Whys and Hows by Amy E. Robertson
Why and how are there such enormous advantages to learning a language while a teen according to much research? It turns out that many of the best options are language immersion schools and programs abroad.
Study abroad in Granada, Spain
Speaking in Tongues: Learning Languages and Studying Abroad in Granada, Spain by Anna Rose Maine
...My interest in other cultures continued through high school and college, and eventually I chose Translation as my major at Brown University. My primary focus has been Spanish, but last year I began studying Arabic and have fallen in love with it, as well...
Study Abroad Scholarships
How to Get Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad by Isabel Eva Bohrer
From experiencing a distant culture, learning a foreign language, becoming more independent...the reasons to study abroad are many and varied... To support students in this endeavor, numerous educational and governmental institutions, as well as private organizations, provide options for scholarships and financial aid...
Palma de Mallorca, Spain Why Study Another Language Abroad?
10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Study and Volunteer in Latin America
by Amy E. Robertson
If you’re considering heading overseas to learn or improve another language, you’re headed in the right direction. One excellent way to create opportunities for conversation and cultural exchange is through volunteering.
Learn Italian in Montepulciano, Italy
A Rock-Solid Italian Immersion Language School in Tuscany by Linda Weinberger
She’s going to live MY dream... I thought when I heard about a friend’s plan to attend Il Sasso, an Italian language school in Montepulciano, Italy. It didn’t take me long to do some crafty calendar-adjusting and put down my 200 Euro deposit for a 2-week course to begin my own real-life dream of living in Italy and learning the language. 
Study art in Florence Study Abroad and Living in China by Maggie Simons
What is it really like to live and be a student in China? Maggie describes daily life and provides her own insights. The current administration is actively encouraging students to study and live in the vast and fascinating country with initiatives such as the 100,000 strong.

Selecting a study abroad program is a pivotal decision in your life, and to help you along Transitions Abroad offers

  • Articles by experts on study abroad
  • First-hand reports by students who have participated in study abroad programs
  • Advice offered from students to fellow students
 Student to Student Articles
 Student Participant Reports
 Student Volunteer Service Learning Articles
 Study Abroad Advisor Articles
 Study Abroad Point: Counterpoint Essays
 Student Work Abroad and International Career Advisor
 Educational Travel
 High School Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
 Language Study Abroad
Student Writing Contest
Annual Student Writing Contest
Students of all ages describe all forms of educational travel, see winners from previous years and submit your own article entry (no fee) and have a chance to win a choice of a $500 first prize.

 Study Abroad and Educational Travel Programs

Students with Language Vacation
LanguageVacation: The Language Immersion Experts
Language Vacation offers short or long term language courses and total cultural immersion abroad. Studying abroad, in the country a language is spoken is the most effective way to learn another language. Enjoy year round language programs worldwide for Adults and junior summer language camps amd programs for Teenagers. We will give you unbiased help in choosing the right type of language immersion and language course abroad to match your needs and requirements.
Study Abroad in Ecuador
Centers for Interamerican Studies: Semester in the Andes
The Semester in the Andes is unique in that it combines an extended experience in one city—Cuenca, Ecuador—with a considerable amount of travel in the Andes including the Ecuadorian Amazon basin, the Galapagos Islands, and Machu Picchu in Peru. The program provides opportunities for students to study a range of topics in Latin America.
Summer Study with Broadreach
Broadreach Summer Adventures for Middle School, High School and College Students
Since 1993, Broadreach has taken over 12,000 students on their worldwide summer adventure learning programs for middle school, high school and college students. We have 75+ program offerings in countries around the world. Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all incorporate a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Trips are in June, July and August.
SPI High School Study Abroad
SPI College Credit Study Abroad — Homestay Immersion
Study abroad and earn college credit this summer in Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, or Italy! SPI programs truly let you experience the language and culture from an insider's perspective as you live with a local homestay family, travel to amazing sites, take fun classes for college credit, and prepare yourself for college.
Teen meaningful adventure programs Adventures Cross-Country: Meaningful Service. Real Connections. True Adventure
Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) offers Gap Semesters, domestic and international adventure programs in 20 countries and 4 western states throughout North America, the South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Africa. With over 30 years of experience, ARCC students travel to a variety of the world's most spectacular locations and participate in activities such as community service projects, cultural immersion, SCUBA diving, surfing, rafting, sea kayaking, zip-lining, and more! ARCC offers innovative service oriented experiences for teenagers and has remained a pioneer of adventure travel and teen summer programs for young people.
Intercultura summer Spanish language camp in Costa Rica Costa Rica Spanish Adventure Camp for Teenagers — Intercultura Spanish Language School (10% Last Minute Discount)
Work on your Spanish skills AND have fun with our one-week or full two week session Teen Summer Program! A tropical Spanish adventure will be guaranteed. Study at our Heredia City and/ or Samara Beach Campus with day trips, weekend trip (if you choose) and lots of activities. This adventure immerses teenagers in the Spanish language and culture of Costa Rica with: Fun dynamic Spanish classes — Volunteer work experience — Cultural activities and tours — Homestay with local families.

Travel is part of a lifelong learning process, and the following directories offer a variety of opportunities to help teens to undergraduates to seniors explore the world.
Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad
Find credit-bearing summer, semester, and academic year undergraduate and graduate programs, listed by country.
Language Study Abroad
Find language study and vacations abroad, often cheap, from studying Spanish in Spain, Mexico, or Costa Rica to Mandarin in China.
High School Study Abroad
Find organizations which offer teen or high school study programs, language programs, teen volunteer programs, teen gap year programs, teen summer camps, or sponsor exchanges for high school-aged students.
Educational Travel
Find a variety of programs open to or designed for post-graduate adults to senior citizens.

 Study Abroad and Educational Travel Resources
 Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad Resources
 Language Study Resources
International Summer Schools Cambridge University
Study Abroad with NYUCEDEI: Centers for Interamerican Studies
Teen Language Study Abroad with Language Vacation
Study Programs International
Teen Programs Abroad with Adventures Cross-CountryHigh School Language Study Abroad with GLA
Study at Accademia Europea di Firence
Learn Spanish in Central America at Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Bocas del Toro and Boquete, Panama
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