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 Featured Articles on Study Abroad and Educational Travel
Living abroad in Spain as a student Congratulations to the Winners of the Student Writing Contest!
Students and recent graduates have written articles describing what are almost always life-changing experiences abroad with long-term impact. The essays also provide insightful advice and inside tips for others contemplating spending time in countries worldwide.
Benefits of Service Learning Abroad The Lifelong Benefits of Service Learning Abroad by Jessica Voigts, PhD
The many benefits of service learning abroad — for local communities and your developent as an educated global citizen — possible through the options available to students of all ages, from teens to college and beyond.
Budget Travel in Europe Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget
An interview with Andy Steves on his new book based partly on his extensive experience leading group tours for students. He offers advice on how to explore and get the most out of visits to 13 great cities.
How to Fund Study Abroad
How to Fund Your Study Abroad by Ashleigh Bugg
A winner of the Student Travel Writing Contest offers advice to students on how to go about funding their semester abroad using scholarships, grants, crowdfunding, and more.
Teen High School Study Abroad Guide
Why Your Teen High School Student Should Go Abroad: The Parents' Guide by Jessica Voigts, PhD
A guide to the many short- and long-term advantages of going abroad to study, volunteer, travel, and learn languages for teen high school students—an investment that will provide returns many times over.
Teen travel abroad Why Travel Abroad is an Essential Part of High School Education by Steph Dyson
An exploration of the many main reasons teen high school students should travel abroad as part of their education, along with recommendations for the best destinations.
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.
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... to begin my own real-life dream of living in Italy and learning the language. 
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.
10 reason teens should volunteer abroad
Ten Reasons Why High School Teens Should Volunteer Abroad by Jessica Voigts, PhD
The words, images and experiences of young volunteers illustrate the many rewards and facets of teen volunteering abroad as key form of education.
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.
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 offers:
  • First-hand reports by students who have participated in study abroad programs
  • Advice offered from students to fellow students
  • Articles by experts on study abroad
 Student Writing Contest (18th Annual with $500 first prize)
 Student to Student Articles
 Student Participant Reports
 Student Volunteer Service Learning Articles
 Study Abroad Advisor Articles
 Student Work Abroad and International Career Advisor
 Educational Travel
 High School Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
 Language Study Abroad
Travel is part of a lifelong learning process, and these directories provide opportunities for everyone from teens to college students to seniors.
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 that 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.
 Featured 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.
Summer Study with Broadreach
Broadreach Summer Adventures for Middle School, High School and College Students
Since 1993, Broadreach has taken over 16,000 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 14-31 days in length in June, July and August.
Study abroad in Florence
Center for Study Abroad
Since 1990, CSA has been offering low cost, non-profit study programs worldwide. Open to college students, high school, and adults worldwide. Earn college credit. Flexibility with program dates, housing, travel, and payments. Easy registration process and quick confirmation documents. Terms offered: Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Summer, Monthly and Weekly — all depends on the program. Housing options include living on campus, student apts, host families, and arranging your own housing if preferred.
Study Abroad and Service Learning Study Abroad and Educational Service Learning Programs with GVI
GVI’s Study Abroad and Educational Service Learning Courses are tailor made for high school or college students and offer a valuable method of learning. We take classroom research and curriculum learning and introduce those theories into real life services. These real-life experiences enhance students’ academic studies and increase their personal growth and interpersonal skills. Emphasis will be placed on relating our long-term goals with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and engaging in daily reflection surrounding the experience. All our Service Learning Courses are led by qualified group facilitators and allow students to gain an increased cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
Teen meaningful adventure programs ARCC Programs: Meaningful Service. Real Connections. True Adventure
ARCC Programs 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.
Volunteer Service Programs for Teens Teen Volunteering with VISIONS Service Adventures
Be a Teen Without Borders this summer! High-quality volunteer travel programs for teens or middle school students who want to accomplish challenging projects and make lasting friendships. Through service work and cross-cultural living, VISIONS offers new perspectives and deep learning while assisting under-resourced communities. Our evenings and weekends are reserved for exploration and adventure. English, Spanish and French language programs in the US, Caribbean, Central America, South America and Asia.
International Summer Schools Cambridge University
Study Abroad with NYU
CEDEI: Centers for Interamerican Studies
Study Abroad and Educational Service Learning Programs with GVI
Teen Language Study Abroad with Language Vacation
Center for Study Abroad
Teen Programs Abroad with ARCC Programs
High School Language Study Abroad with GLA
Learn Spanish in Central America at Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Bocas del Toro and Boquete, Panama
Konall Language and Culture Exchange
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