High School Study
Abroad and Teen Travel
Find a Summer
Camp or Gap Year Program Now!
The logical and often most cost-effective starting
place for students to start planning for ways to
study abroad and develop cross-cultural awareness
and understanding is at their high school. Guidance
counselors and foreign language teachers can provide
information on summer, short- and long-term international
opportunities. Some of the many choices include
independently arranged student exchanges, formal
youth exchanges, or the many popular teacher-led
high school trips that focus on language, culture,
study, or volunteering. There are also the many
exciting summer camp and teen travel options that
can offer everything from adventures worldwide
to language immersion learning.
Options for gap
year or pre-college students who want to take a
summer, semester, or a year before college to engage
in meaningful travel, volunteer, study or work
abroad include both formal programs and organizations
to help them create their own plans. Many college
study abroad programs prefer that qualified high
school graduates participate in such experiences
as they have proven to be a great preparation for
success in later education overseas.
on High School Study Abroad, Teen Travel and Gap
Abroad: Opportunities Abound for High School
An overview of the many and varied exciting options.
Allure of the Gap Year
An expert guide to the many and varied programs
available between high school and college, by author
Time Off Before College: What Is the Gap Year
Gap years are now considered a very positive move
by major academic institutions as a bridge between
high school and college, as we discover in an interview
with authors Karl Haigler and Rae Nelson
High School Exchange Programs
High school exchanges are useful to both teach students
through cultural immersion and educate hosts through
Adventure of High School Programs Abroad in
an Asian Country
When in Asia, there is so much for high school students
to learn in the way of customs.
Scholarships for High School Study Abroad
Few realize that there are ways to go to high school
overseas for free or next to nothing.
Abroad as a Teen Makes a Difference
Early experience as a teen volunteer can prove to
Time Off to Travel and Volunteer in Nepal
A teen decides to take a year off to volunteer in
Nepal, and it is the start of major change in his
Impact of Volunteering in San Pedro, Paraguay
What a teen learned as a volunteer with AMIGOS.
Year Essentials: A Student Perspective
A view from a student regarding the importance of
a gap year, by Isabel Eva Bohrer
Time Off: A Gap Year Trip Abroad After High
School Offers an Unforgettable Education
Sometimes a year before college is the best preparation
for future academic success.
Difference a Gap Year Abroad Makes
Some key experiences students offered by
gap years that help them in later academic studies
Australian High School Youth Exchange
A high school student experience in Australia makes
High School Summer in Egypt Studying Arabic
A summer of language learning serves as a cultural
Abroad at High Schools Worldwide
The worldwide network of high schools offers students
Inner Journey with the Where There Be Dragons
A teen grows during the course of an educational
Travel Has Shaped My Life
Exploring the seven continents as a teen opens up
the eyes of a student.
Travel in Northern Thailand with Intrepid
An Intrepid adventure travel tour has a huge impact
on a student.
My Teen Travel Solo?
Tips to know when your young adult student is ready
to travel alone.
in High School Study Abroad
Exploring ways to include underrepresented communities
in high school exchange programs.
up Close: A 1-Year High School Exchange Student's
One year in Chile transforms the views of a teen during
the course of an exchange program.
Before College With the Youth International
After high school, a trip backpacking prepares a student
for the future and is also a lot of fun.
Global Citizen Scholarships: College-Bound High
School Students Can Win a Trip
How to win a trip through a unique scholarship.
High School Study Abroad Programs and Teen Travel
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 junior
summer language camps and 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
Safe and Rewarding Volunteer Vacancies
in Spain for English-Speaking Teenagers
English-speaking teens are sponsored to stay
at different venues around Spain this summer,
conversing with Spanish teens who want to
improve their English. Full-board hotel accommodation
is offered along with a fun-packed schedule.
Last minute places are available for chatty
and friendly volunteers.
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 14-31 days in length in June, July
Volunteering for Teens with Amigos
de las Américas
AMIGOS operates in nine countries throughout
the Americas — in Mexico, the Dominican
Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay. With
AMIGOS, you'll be immersed in another culture,
collaborate with your host community on a
development project, and work side by side
with local youth meanwhile building your
own leadership skills. AMIGOS summer projects
range from 4-9 weeks and are open to students
from 16-25 with basic Spanish proficiency.
School Volunteering Programs and Teen
Leadership with GLA
Like Peace Corps for Teens. Programs are
offered in 12 countries throughout Africa,
Asia, and Latin America. Participants explore
historic and natural sites in different countries
while they learn the local culture and history,
and serve the community through meaningful
volunteer efforts. GLA’s goal is to provide
life-changing experiences that will cultivate
a global perspective and open-mindedness
in students that will ultimately inspire
them to become great leaders and global thinkers
who will seek positive change in their own
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.
as a Teen in Spain
Beef up your resume at Instituto Hemingway.
Instituto Hemingway Spanish School is an
excellent choice to spend your vacation,
enjoy sun, mountain and sea views. Make new
friends and learn a new culture. You will
have the time of your life! We offer Spanish
lessons throughout the year plus jobs, internships
and volunteer programs.
College Credit Study Abroad — Homestay
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.
Volunteering with VISIONS Service Adventures
Since 1989, VISIONS has set the standard
for international community service programs.
VISIONS summer community service programs
for teens and middle school students blend
ambitious volunteer projects, cultural immersion
and adventure. We live in the heart of under-resourced
communities in the Caribbean, North, Central,
and South America, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
Know the people whose lives you impact.
Abroad Experiences for International
Primary and High School Students
South Australian Government Schools provide
exciting study abroad experiences for international
primary and high school students from all
over the world. You will have the opportunity
to learn and improve your English, receive
a good education, participate in extra-curricular
activities and make friends. You can choose
to study in a metropolitan school in the
capital city of Adelaide or in one of South
Australia's regional schools. Comprehensive
student support services include an orientation
program, homestay accommodation services,
subject counseling, ongoing English language
support and 24 hour emergency contact.
with Purpose: International Service
Travel for High School Students and
For more than 23 years, Global Works has
been a leader in community service-based
adventure travel programs for high school
students and groups. Much more than a vacation,
Global Works international trips are the
bridge for meaningful cultural exchange with
people around the world. In all of our locations,
we partner with communities and organizations
to select and implement grassroots service
projects that make an impact. Your unforgettable
journey of community service, language immersion,
cultural exchange, and adventure starts HERE!
Summer Camp in the French Alps
High-quality Teenage French Summer Camp in
Morzine in the French Alps, just 1-hour from
Geneva. Combine language learning with great
cultural & outdoor activities in a fun, safe
mountain village environment. Residence accommodation
with great food and en-suite rooms and supervision
by friendly energetic counselors. Option
of adventure activities, mountain biking
or private French classes.
Rica Spanish Adventure Camp for Teenagers — Intercultura
Spanish Language School
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.
Volunteer Abroad — School is
Out for Summer!
Volunteering abroad as a teenager is a great
way to make new friends while getting real-world
experience contributing to an important cause.
Not only is volunteer experience an excellent
resume builder, but it is also highly regarded
among college admission boards and potential
employers. We offer a diverse range of humanitarian,
wildlife or environmental projects abroad
where teens will have the chance to grow
their knowledge and skills. We also offer
a handful of fantastic “under-18” projects
which are designed specifically for teenagers.
Find a project that interests you and contact
us to start planning your next volunteer