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Teen Travel Programs: Summer Camps and Study Abroad

"Imagine being 16 years old and arriving in Paris for the first time on a hot June morning. Your host family for the next month is waiting to take you by train to a small village called Oradour-sur-Glane. It is in the heart of France, where there are green hills and shimmering lakes, porcelain is made, and the villagers are some of the friendliest in the world.

This is the new trend for high school students in the U.S. and a longer tradition in many countries abroad—spending their summers traveling, learning, sightseeing, and experiencing cultures overseas. These students take their once idle summers and turn them into the adventure of a lifetime.

There are many different programs from which to choose. Students may choose an adventure that lasts a week or one that lasts the entire summer. They may choose programs that focus on everything from academics and language enrichment to outdoor adventures such as camping, rock climbing, skiing, and canoeing. Or they may pick a travel program devoted to sightseeing and daily excursions. The programs also vary greatly in price. A student may pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand."Summer Abroad: Opportunities Abound for High School Students by Vanessa Relli-Moreau

"Pueblo Ingles" — Free Summer Camps in Spain
100s of teenage Native English speakers are sponsored each summer to stay in 4-star resorts in Spain, conversing with Spanish school/college children who want to improve their English. Accommodation, food and a range of fun activities are offered in exchange for your conversation. It's a unique, enjoyable and very rewarding experience.
Teen volunteering in Spain Cost: Free / Low-cost
Dates: Summer — June & July
Contact: Diverbo — More than Pueblo Ingles (Anglo volunteer department), Calle Orense 4, 7th floor, 28020 Madrid, Spain.
Tel. (+34) 913 913 400. Fax: (+34) 913 910 112

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) — Summer Projects
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. AMIGOS programs focus on youth leadership in the fields of public health, children's rights, environmental sustainability, creative expression, social enterprise, and sports and fitness.
Summer Projects Dominican Republic Dates offered: Depends on program
Cost of Program: Check our website for Program Requirements and Cost
Email: Contact Us

Summer High School Study AbroadSummer High School Study Abroad with SPI
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. Dates: Summer June - July
Costs: $2000-6000 All Inclusive Program Fees!
Contact: SPI Study Abroad, 11149 Research Blvd Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759
Tel: 866-502-7505. Fax: 512-532-0803

Adventures Cross-Country: Meaningful Service. Real Connections. True Adventure.
Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) offers 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.
Teen Summer ARCC Dates: 2-5 week programs with a variety of dates every summer June through August
Cost: $1,500 - $2,200 per week
Contact: Adventures Cross-Country, 242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel.: To get more information or request a catalog call our headquarters at 415-332-5075

Teen Volunteer Programs in Africa, Asia, & Latin America
Global Leadership Adventures (GLA)
It’s like Peace Corps for Teens. These once-in-a-lifetime summer 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 communities.

Programs in 12 destinations: China, Tanzania, Ghana, Fiji, India, Bali, Thailand, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, and The Galapagos.
Teen Volunteer  in Africa with GLA Dates: summer (June, July, August); spring break.
Cost: $1,799 - $4599
Contact: Global Leadership Adventures, 10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite A, San Diego, CA  92108
Tel: +1 858-771-0645

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. Their 75+ program offerings include marine biology, scuba, sailing, language immersion, medicine, culture, arts, community service, outdoor skills and leadership adventures. Programs are located in 40+ countries including the Caribbean, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, China, India, South Africa, France, Thailand, the Solomon Islands and Fiji. Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all incorporate a community service ranging from 5-55 hours. Multiple certifications including PADI scuba certifications, IYT certifications, and Wilderness First Responder are also offered through many of their programs.
Broadreach academic treks Dates: 14-31 day programs in June, July and August.
Cost: Starting at $3880
Contact: Broadreach, 806 McCulloch Street, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27603

VISIONS Service Adventures
Summer Community Service Programs for Teens
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.

Work hard, play hard and make a difference.

Summer Visions Service Adventures for Teens Dates: 2 - 4 week programs in July and August. Please see website for details.
Cost: $1000 - $1500 per week. Please see website for details.
VISIONS Service Adventures, 541 E. Babcock St., Bozeman, MT 59715.
Tel.: 406.551.4423

Where There Be Dragons
Summer and Gap Year Semester Programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa
Where There Be Dragons offers summer and gap year learning adventures in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Through off-the-beaten-path travel, home-stays, language study, service, and wilderness exploration, Dragons provides an authentic survey of culture, landscape and development issues in the world's most intriguing locales.
WhereThereBeDragons Dates: Fall Semester: September 6th- December 8th.
Spring Semester: February 9th- May 12th
Cost: $5,050 - $10,375
Contact: Where There Be Dragons, 3200 Carbon Place, Unit 102, Boulder, CO 80301, USA.
Tel/Fax: 303-413-0822, 303-413-0857

Costa Rica Spanish Adventure Camp for Teenagers
Intercultura Spanish Language School, Vibrant Historic Heredia Campus

Choose the number of weeks that’s right for you and your teen from one week up to 2 full months. Intercultura´s Summer Camp immerses the teenagers in the language and culture with fun dynamic Spanish classes, our trusted, loving homestay families, volunteer work experience, cultural activities such as Latin dance, cooking class, Spanish movie and more. Accompanied by their bilingual chaperone they’ll enjoy mid-week and weekend trips to waterfalls, volcanoes, chocolate and coffee tours and more. Intercultura has nearly 20 years of experience hosting teen groups so we know how to offer the experience of a lifetime!
Intercultura summer Spanish language camp in Costa Rica Dates: Weekly camp starting every Sunday.
Cost: $1,300 for one week, $2,500 two wks, $3,700 3 wks, $4,900 4 wks, each add. wk: $1,100
Contact Person: Lindsay LaVelle – Group Coordinator
Toll-free tel.:
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French 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 counsellors.
Option of adventure activities, mountain biking or private French classes.

Summer Camp in France with Alpine French School Dates: 28th June - 22nd August 2015
1845€ for 2 weeks (longer stays also possible)
Tel.: (+33) 610 401 092

French Language Program in Cannes for Children, Teens, Adults & Groups
Ideally situated in Cannes on the French Riviera, we specialize in French courses for all ages and all levels at affordable prices with year-round discounts for early-bookers, families, groups. We welcome students in different small-size classes. We are one of the most family-oriented French programs and we invite parents to come with their children to learn French. We also welcome groups (schools, friends, companies, clubs...). French langage courses can be combined with homestays accommodation and activities (cooking, sailing, horseback riding, tennis, perfume-making, boat trips and excursions along the French Riviera…).
French Summer Classes Dates: Year-round

Accademia Riaci
Pre-College Summer Art Credit Program in Florence, Italy
Featured summer majors: Life Drawing / Painting, Jewelry Making, Interior Design, Art History, Italian Language Studies. Language assistance and inspiring Artistic Excursions are included. Optional courses: Italian Home Cooking, Overnight Trip to Venice, Mediterranean Sea Day Trip.


For over thirty years, ActionQuest has consistently delivered high-quality adventure based summer programs for teenagers. Through hands-on experiential learning and adventure travel in Australia, the BVI, and Ecuador/Galapagos, AQ has successfully ignited the inherent leadership skills within thousands of young adults. The AQ path offers action-packed adventures that focus on sailing, scuba diving, cultural immersion, marine biology, community service, and global exploration. Centered on small, coed, age-appropriate groups of 8 to 20 teens, the experience is complemented by a committed, professional staff whose main goal is to support their student's discovery.


Adventure Teen Travel
Offers adventure camps, teen tours and travel programs designed specifically for students aged 11-18 to some of the most amazing places on the planet, including Brazil, Canada, China, French West Indies, Greece, and Malta.


AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.
A non-profit organization that sends high-school students for the year, summer, or semester to more than 50 countries to live with host-families and attend local schools. AFS utilizes volunteers in order to keep fees low.

Contact: 198 Madison Ave. 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016; 800-AFS-INFO;;

AIFS Summer Advantage Study Abroad
Teen and High School Study / Travel / Exchange Program

Summer Advantage provides students ages 16-18 the opportunity to experience an international educational program, giving them a taste of university life and helping strengthen their prospects for acceptance at a leading university through foreign language study or liberal arts courses abroad.
Program locations include: San Jose, Costa Rica; London, England; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; and Granada, Spain. See website for details for programs offered.

Contact: AIFS Summer Advantage, 1 High Ridge Park, Stamford, CT, 06905, USA; tel. 800.913.7151;;

Amerispan — The Bridge Between Cultures
Teen Study Abroad and Summer Camps

Visit website for information on a variety of tailored and varied teen summer camps worldwide.


Costa Rican Adventures for Teens
Summer Camps
Hike, raft, bike, and zipline through Costa Rica on our 23 day EarthConnect program that integrates adventure travel, community service, and Spanish language immersion, including a week-long homestay. Outdoor Adventures for Jewish Teens: Hike, raft, zipline, surf, snorkel, and horseback ride through Costa Rica or Belize on our 22 day programs that integrates adventure travel, community service, and Jewish Community building.


Deer Hill Expeditions
We offer wilderness adventure and community service programs for teens grades 7-12. Programs are run in the Southwest USA, Costa Rica, and Equador.


Edu-Culture Immersion
High School Summer Study Abroad Language Programs in Spain & France
Organizes group and individual Study Abroad programs in France and Spain for high school students. Authentic French or Spanish learning experience. Volunteer host family immersion is a component of every program. ECI also offers the opportunity to earn university credit through one of their internationally recognized language schools. ECI arranges host family programs in the US for European students, and customized programs to Europe and Costa Rica for school groups.

Contact: Edu-Culture Immersion (ECI), P.O. Box 2692, Berkeley, CA 94702;;

The Experiment in International Living
Summer Programs
The Experiment has offered transformational learning experiences since 1932. Summer programs, which range from three to five weeks, are available for high school students in more than 20 countries worldwide. Experimenters focus on themes such as community service, language study, travel, peace studies, ecology, the arts, or outdoor adventure. Homestays, experiential learning, and language immersion are part of the programs.


Explorica Summer Academy
Summer Programs and Tours
Explorica offers Spanish Immersion in Marbella; Spanish Immersion in Mexico; Costa Rica Language, Adventure and Conservation; Costa Rica Sea Turtle Rescue and Conservation; French Immersion in the Cote D'Azur; Italian Language & Culture; European Cultures from London to Madrid; European Cultures from London to Athens, and Cultures of Italy and Greece.
Explorica's three-week travel, study, and volunteer programs for high-school students aged 14 to 18 years old let you explore your world with confidence. Combine international travel, immersion programs for intensive language learning, and volunteer work to expand your mind this summer.


Summer and Yearlong Camps Providing the Language and Culture Soccer Experience of a Lifetime

EduKick International summer boarding schools and and year-long camps combine professional soccer training and language lessons in many countries. Athletes/students will learn a language, practice soccer and be immersed in a new culture.


French Summer Course
Summer Language Program for Teenagers
Language program for children and teens in Antibes, Nice, Cannes, Paris, Hyères, Biarritz.


Global Works
Summer Programs for Teens
Global Works offers two to five week summer service-based global adventure travel for teens. Our programs provide opportunities that foster personal growth and promote social and cultural awareness for students and the communities they serve. Our international travel programs encompass service projects, outdoor adventures, cultural exchanges and language immersion in Central and South America, Europe, China and the South Pacific.

Comprehensive programs offered include: Journey to the Far East! — China, Bula! Beach to Mountain Villages — Fiji Islands, Viva the Spirit of Service! — Nicaragua, Building Community and Exploring the Wonders of the Caribbean — Puerto Rico, Seguir El Ritmo de la Música y las Montañas — Argentina, Tierra Magnifica — Ecuador & Galapagos, Un Grand Voyage... Médiéval à Moderne — France, Puente de las Américas, Puente de la Amistad — Panama.


International Summer School in St Andrews, Scotland
Offers high school students from all over the world (aged 14-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the historic and picturesque seaside town of St Andrews. Offering a brilliant selection of Academic and Elective options and a summer experience like no other! Courses available in Creative Writing, Film, Debating, Golf, Cultural programs and much more.


Kroka Expeditions
Teen Summer Travel Programs
Emphasizes sustainable travel experiences in which harmony with nature is the goal, and has teen summer travel programs in Canada, Ecuador, and the U.S.


MexArt in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Summer Art and Spanish Teen Program
One month art, Spanish and cultural immersion program for students finishing the 8th - 12th grades. Art areas: painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, silver jewelry. All Spanish levels welcome. Highly supervised and structured program particularly suitable as a first study abroad experience. Also a Summer Dance and Spanish Teen Program.One month dance, Spanish and cultural immersion program for students finishing the 9th - 11th grades. Dance areas: hip hop, jazz, modern, ballet, Latin dance, folkloric dance. All Spanish levels welcome. Highly supervised and structured program particularly suitable as a first study abroad experience.


MB International Summer Camp in Lignano, Italy
For children (10-12) and teens (13-18): The MB International Summer Camp program combines English or Italian language tuition with sports, creative and leisure activities in the fully equipped residential village of Villaggio Adriatico. This private area with parks and a beautiful beach is situated close to Lignano, a modern city, 80 km from Venice, Italy. Whether studying Italian or English, students integrate with a mix of nationalities of similar ages.


Moondance Adventures
Teen summer adventures on trips in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, and U.S.


Nacel International
French Language and Sports Summer Camp
Foreign students will no doubt profit from this sport camp to improve their French skills. The French language is the used during all activities: Sports, leisure time, etc. The camps are organized in Vichy, France. The "campers" are given 15 hours French lessons per week (3 hours in the morning, from Monday to Friday) in groups of about 15 students. Participants practice sports afternoons and share social activities afternoons and weekends.


Nacel Open Door
Nacel Open Door is a nonprofit organization dedicated to international understanding and language education. American students ages 16 to 18 live with a family and attend school for either a trimester, semester or school year in one of 8 countries: Argentina, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, or Spain. Summer programs are also available. Application and program fees. Scholarships available.


New York Film Academy
Summer Camps
For high-school students ages fourteen to seventeen, the New York Film Academy offers a pre-college enrichment experience that is unparalleled. Each year hundreds of students from around the world benefit from the extraordinary education offered at the Academy. Our summer camps for teens are offered at The Dalton School in New York City, Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Oxford University, England, Harvard and Princeton Universities, Disney-MGM Studios in Florida, The French National Film School in Paris and in Florence, Italy.


PAX Abroad
Pax offers U.S. high school students, ages 15 to 18, programs and homestays for the school year and summer in France, Germany, Ecuador, Spain, Australia, Brazil, and China. Program fees.

Contact: 242 King Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Tel. 800-555-6211;,

STS Foundation
U.S. high school students, ages 15 to 18, can live and study abroad. Its programs in France, Germany, Italy, and Austria require at least two years of formal language training. Programs in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and the Netherlands have no language requirements. Programs are also offered in New Zealand and South Africa, and summer homestays are available as well. Application and program fees.

Contact: 6946 E 2nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251; Tel. 800-522-4678;,

Teen Summer Camps in France
Full language immersion program for French in Paris.

Study Abroad programs in Europe.


Teenagers Abroad
Teen Language Summer Camps & Schools Abroad
Teenagers Abroad specializes in sending young people between the ages of 13 -17 to exciting places and programs around the world. All our programs are designed to introduce young students another culture and to encourage them to make friends with other students from around the world.


Travel For Teens
The Summer of a Lifetime
Cultural Immersion trips to Europe and Australia for boys and girls ages 13-18. Fully supervised, authentic, geared toward learning by doing and toward natural interests of teens.


Triskallian Tours
Summer Adventure Programs
Triskallian Tours offers the premier summer travel adventures for teens in both Costa Rica and Thailand. Our Costa Rica Volunteer Service and Surf program combines a half day of learning how to surf or improving upon existing surfing skills with the other half of the day spent conducting community service. Our Thailand program combines small group travel with backpacking, to create the ulitmate adventure in teen student travel.


Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing
Offers unique all-outdoor summer camps, teen adventure camps, and teen travel camps in Cambodia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Vietnam, and U.S.


Wilderness Ventures
Summer Teenage Wilderness Adventures in Australia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and U.S.


Youth for Understanding USA
Youth For Understanding (YFU) offers the learning adventure of a lifetime to high school students. A YFU study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, cultures and communities of a real family in one of over 40 countries around the globe. You can choose from summer, semester, year or gap year programs. Change Your Life, Change Your World! Study Abroad with Youth For Understanding, one of the oldest and most respected student exchange organizations.

Contact: 6400 Goldsboro Rd. Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20817; 800.TEENAGE; Tel. 240-235-2100;,

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