and Educational Travel
Essential Programs, Articles
and Resources for
and First-Hand Reports on Study Abroad and
||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.
||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.
||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 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.
||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.
Rock-Solid Italian Immersion
Language School in Tuscany
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
to begin my own real-life dream of
living in Italy and learning the language.
Language Learning: The Whys and
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 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.
Abroad and Living in China by
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
- Articles by experts on
- First-hand reports by students
who have participated in study
- Advice offered from students
to fellow students
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
Abroad and Educational Travel Programs
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
Summer Adventures for Middle
School, High School and College
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.
|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 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.
||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.
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.
|Travel is part of a
lifelong learning process, and the following
directories offer opportunities
to help teens to college students to seniors
explore the world.
and Graduate Study Abroad
Find credit-bearing summer,
semester and academic year undergraduate
and graduate programs, listed by country.
Find language study and vacations abroad,
often cheap, from studying Spanish in
Spain, Mexico, or Costa Rica to Mandarin
School Study Abroad
Find organizations that offer teen
or high school study programs, language
volunteer programs, teen
gap year programs, teen
summer camps or sponsor exchanges
for high school-aged students.
Find a variety of programs open to or
designed for post-graduate adults to senior