Summer Camps Abroad
Travel and Volunteer Programs
|"Summers are precious times for teens, full of different
ways to learn about life, the world, and themselves. Instead
of finding a summer job at the neighborhood ice cream store,
encourage your teen to explore the world via summer camps,
language learning, and finding adventures through studying
or working abroad. What will this bring to them? Besides
increased global awareness and intercultural skills, they
can learn so many things critical to jobs, college, and
life: a reduction of ethnocentrism, language and interpersonal
skills, country-specific knowledge, international experience,
leadership skills, a heightened sense of curiosity, appreciation
for diversity, cultural nuances, creativity, and more. These
will be helpful for college essays, in job interviews, and,
of course, for personal awareness and global understanding." —by Dr.
||Top 5 Ways for a Teen to Summer Abroad by
Great ways spend a summer abroad, including adventure / sustainable / cultural / teen travel, volunteering, language learning, study abroad and work/internships. All offer a great return on investment and some are cheaper than a camp at home.
a Teen and High School Student Should
Go Abroad by
A guide to the many short- and long-term advantages of going abroad to study, volunteer, travel, and learn languages for teen and high school students—an investment that will provide returns many times over.
|Where There Be Dragons Summer & Semester (Gap Year and College Study Abroad) Programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Mapmakers once drew Dragons to represent lands unknown. Those who ventured beyond the map's edge were said to go, "Where There Be Dragons." At Dragons, we learn by doing. We travel like locals, live with families, apprentice with artists, and learn from scholars, sages, and community leaders. We access phenomenal beauty, engage deeply with local communities, and ignite our own curiosity. THE LEADER IN CROSS-CULTURAL + EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION SINCE 1993. Visit our website to learn more.
||Cost: See website
Dates: See website
Contact: Where There Be Dragons, 3200 Carbon Place, Suite 102, Boulder, CO 80301 – USA
Tel.: Toll Free: 1-800-982-9203. International: 001-303-413-0822.
Cross-Country: Meaningful Service. Real Connections.
ARCC Programs 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.
week programs with a variety of dates every summer
June through August
Cost: $1,500 - $2,200 per week
Contact: ARCC Programs,
242 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel.: To get more information or
request a catalog call our headquarters at 415-332-5075
|ISSOS International Summer Schools
The exclusive ISSOS summer school program offers high school students (aged 13-18) the opportunity to combine learning and action-packed adventure in one of three amazing and historic university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale. Our three-week program welcomes students from over 80 nationalities, and limits the number of students from any nationality to 10% in order to guarantee a truly international experience. Students choose one academic class and one elective class that they follow for their three-week residential stay, and native and non-native English speakers are mixed at all times.
St Andrews (Session 1: 30th June – 21st July 2021 & Session 2: 25th July – 15th August 2021)
Cambridge (TBC for 2021)
Yale (18th July – 8th August 2021)
Contact: ISSOS International Summer Schools –
Tel: 0044 3300 777 247
|Broadreach Global Summer Adventures
Your World Just Got Bigger
For more than 25 years, Broadreach has worked with middle, high school and college students to help them discover their passions and spark new curiosities on summer adventure programs. Students explore the world and their own abilities with the appropriate level of challenge and support in small-group settings, learning from both professional instructors and fellow students. Broadreach students have earned thousands of hands-on scuba diving and sailing certifications, as well as college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography.
||Contact: Broadreach, 901 N. West St. Raleigh, N.C. 27603
|Costa Rica Adventure & Leadership Camp for Teenagers
Learn the Language, Live the Culture, Be the Change!
Summer 2020 is the time to hone leadership skills, gain independence and take steps in the direction of your dreams with Intercultura Costa Rica! Spend 1 or 2 weeks this summer cultivating creativity, exploring new landscapes, creating connections with people near and far, tasting Costa Rican culture + discovering history of their indigenous communities, and most importantly, building life-long skills, like empathy, social responsibility, conscious communication, that will empower you to become an agent for positive change.
|Dates: July 5th – 13th and/or July 9th to July 19th
Cost: 1 week: $1500 USD; 2 weeks: $2340 USD
Prices include: immersion classes, lodging, all meals, local ground transportation, all excursions & activities, volunteering, workshops and chaperone.
Airfare to/from Costa Rica is not included.
Contact Person: Amy Schmidt – Group and Teen Coordinator
Toll-free Tel.: 1-8448-SPANISH
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Works | Travel with Purpose
Authentic Service Travel for High School Students and Groups
Celebrating over 29 years of community service-based adventure travel programs for high school students and groups! Choose from Community Service, Language Immersion, and Global Action, Homestay and Adventure travel opportunities. Programs are offered around the world for students looking for an enriching and life changing experience. Travel with Purpose!
Dates: 1- 4 week programs between from June – August
Contact: Global Works,
1365 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette CO 80027
|Summer Volunteer Programs Abroad for Teenagers with Projects Abroad
Spend your summer abroad volunteering with other teenagers! Projects Abroad offers High School Special projects in over 25 different destinations in the developing world for you to make the most of your summer. Join a worthwhile project where help is most needed while having fun with new teenage friends from around the world, all within a safe environment!
||Dates: Programs available all year! Choose your own start date and duration!
Cost: Varies depending on project, destination, and duration.
Contact: Projects Abroad Inc. 600 B Street, Suite 300, San Diego, CA, 92101.
Tel: (+1) 212 244 7234.
Camp in the French Alps
High-quality Teenage French Summer Camp for 11-17 year olds 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.
Prices include Adventure Plus Activities, excursions and the option of private French Language Classes
||Dates: 5th July - 16th August 2020
Cost: 2360€ for 2 weeks (1-week and longer stays also possible)
Tel.: (+33) 450 79 08 38
Summer School Program in Cannes, France
If you are looking to learn French, then there is
no better option than a language homestay learning
program in France. We welcome you in a friendly environment
within a small-size French summer school where you
have space to be and learn.
Our language courses and homestay program consists
of quality classes combined with host family stay.
Activities & excursions are also available.
Live like a local with a French family, learn French
and culture, have fun, make new friends, and get a
head start on your academic/university year!
June, July & August
Cost: See website
Contact: Passeport pour les langues — French
Tel: + 33 6 77 60 17 65
Summer Volunteer Program for Teens
VISIONS summer programs are built on the pillars of meaningful service, full cultural engagement and adventurous exploration. Our student volunteers work among Blackfeet and Northern Cheyenne people on Montana Indian reservations and with indigenous Athabascans in Alaska, as well as abroad in South America, and the Caribbean. Programs are 12 days to four weeks long, and some sites include Spanish or French language immersion.
- 4 week programs in July and August. Please see website
Cost: $3250 - $6250.
Please see website for details.
Contact: VISIONS Service Adventures, 203 North Church Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715.
High School Summer Language Immersion Programs
Summer Program in Florence, Italy
Study abroad in Florence, Italy! Spend this summer learning about Italian art history, language, cuisine, film, fashion and/or photography in the beautiful and historic city of Florence. Enjoy delicious authentic pastas, practice your Italian at local cafes, and go on weekly excursions to discover Italy. Weekend excursion destinations include Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Pisa, Fiesole, Cinque Terre, Verona, and Venice. Participants stay in modern student apartments near the center of Florence and get a quality pre-college experience by living independently.
Summer Immersion Program in Barcelona, Spain
Whether you've never taken Spanish in school, or you're trying to become fluent, our program in Barcelona is a great way to fast forward your skills.
Here, high school students will not only be practicing and perfecting their conversational Spanish, but will have a choice of electives such as Studio Art, Spanish History, Digital Photography, and Community Service, and will be taking weekly excursions such as Figueres, Montserrat, Tarragona, Girona, Cadaques and Tossa de Mar to name a few.
Summer Immersion Program in Cádiz, Spain
Practice your Spanish with locals and immerse yourself in Spain's vibrant culture and lifestyle. High school students with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Spanish language are eligible to attend this homestay program in this ancient southern port city of Cádiz which sits right between Seville and Gibraltar. Here students will not only be perfecting their conversational Spanish, but will have a choice of electives such as Studio Art, Spanish History, Digital Photography, and Community Service, and will be taking weekly excursions such as Sevilla, Cordoba, Tarifa, Gibraltar, Conil, Jerez, Los Toruños, and El Puerto to name a few.
Summer Immersion Program in Nice, France
Explore the beautiful French Riviera with Abbey Road’s Summer High School French Immersion program in Nice, France! Wander through the cobblestone streets of Old Nice, indulge in the local culture, and practice French with locals at cafes, fashion boutiques, and art festivals. Study the French language, art, and history, and embark on exciting excursions to Cannes, Monaco, Antibes, Saint Tropez, and more! Experience living abroad independently in France in your very own student apartment, just steps away from Old Nice and Place Garibaldi. Opt into our Travel Extension to Paris and get the most out of your journey!
Summer French Immersion Homestay Program in St. Laurent-du-Var
Explore the beautiful French Riviera with Abbey Road in our Summer High School French Immersion Homestay program in St. Laurent-du-Var, France! Wander through old cobblestone streets, indulge in the local culture, and practice speaking French with locals at cafes, fashion boutiques, and art festivals. Study the French language, art, and history with other international teens, go on exciting excursions to Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Antibes, Ezé, Saint Tropez, and more! Experience living independently abroad in France with our generous and accommodating host families. Opt into our Travel Extension to Paris and make the most out of your summer!
Summer Modern European History Program
Modern Europe is an exciting educational journey to some of Europe's most beautiful cities, an inspiring historical adventure, exploring the greatest moments of 20th century European history. Students will witness some of the most important events of the 20th century, contemplating the D-Day landing on the beaches of Normandy, the World Wars in Paris, Berlin and Dresden, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of communism and the velvet revolution in Prague, and contemporary international politics in Europe and the world. You will visit some of the most beautiful cities, traveling alongside inspirational historians every step of the way.
Summer French Immersion in Quebec City, Canada
Participants will study both French as a living language which differs in accent and vocabulary according to the region, and country in which it is spoken, and francophone culture with a special emphasis on the role Québec has played in its history and development.
Whether enjoying fine dining along the rue St. Jean, shopping at the Marché Vieux Port or strolling along the ramparts, students will be immersed in one of the most vibrant francophone cultures in the world.
Sailing and Scuba Diving Summer Adventure Camps for Teens
For over 30 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.
AFS Intercultural Programs,
Summer Study Abroad Programs
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.
Free Volunteer Summer Language Exchanges 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.
High School Summer Language
Immersion Programs in Spain and 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
The Experiment in International
High School Summer Programs
The Experiment has offered transformational learning
experiences since 1932. 31 summer programs, which range from
three to five weeks, are available for high school students
in more than 25 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.
GoBeyond Student Travel
Summer Global Service and Travel Adventures for High School Students
Backed by over 40 years of experience in the field of
experiential education, GoBeyond Student Travel offers quality
international travel, outdoor adventure, and community service
programs for teenagers during the summer. Destinations include
Australia, the British Virgin Islands, China, Costa Rica, Galapagos & Ecuador,
Iceland, India, Peru, Spain and Sri Lanka.
Teen Summer Camps Abroad
Teenagers Abroad specializes in sending teens 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
Summer Adventures, Expeditions, and Service Worldwide
Teen summer adventures, service, and expeditions to a growing list of destinations from 14-23 days in the summer. Destinations include: Australia, Canada, Costa
Rica, Croatia, Ecuador & Galapagos, Fiji, France, Iceland, South Africa, Thailand, the U.S. and more!
Nacel Educational Travel
High School Summer Camps, Study, Volunteering Abroad
Summer camps, language study, volunteering and travel. Camps and programs are available in many locations worldwide.
New York Film Academy
Teen Summer Camps
For high-school students,
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 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.
Outward Bound Costa Rica
Teen Summer Expeditions
Discover the true meaning of “off the beaten path” and live the homestay experience on a deep-jungle hike, earn your NAUI scuba diving certification, learn how to surf, or serve local indigenous communities. Our 2-8 week summer courses are for students ages 14-18 who want to become more independent, knowledgeable about themselves and the world around them—maybe even build your resume or material for your college application essay. Send us an inquiry below.
Smithsonian Student Adventures
Summer Cultural Journeys for High School Students
For 170 years, the Smithsonian Institution has inspired generations through its steadfast dedication to the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” In a globalized world, it is more important than ever to promote the Smithsonian values of Discovery, Creativity, Excellence, Diversity, Integrity, and Service. This is why the Smithsonian, in collaboration with Walking Tree Travel, a premier service-focused student travel provider, is pleased to offer a new collection of dynamic programs for high school students.
Smithsonian offers summer cultural journeys to over 25 destinations worldwide.
The Road Less Traveled
Community Service, Language, and Adventure Travel Programs for
Middle and High School Students
Life-changing education travel that is relevant, collaborative,
and responsible. Students connect with others different from themselves
while exploring humanity and the world. We offer domestic and
international programs that focus on community service, language,
environmental, animal and marine conservation, cultural immersion,
and wilderness adventure. Our aim is to cultivate leadership,
openness, sensitivity and a sense of social awareness and environmental
A variety of programs are offered throughout the summer as well
as Gap Year, Family and Custom programs. Each program offers its
activities such as Animal Conservation, Backpacking, Biking, Black
History Education, Boat Exploration, Community Service, Cooking
Lessons, Cultural Immersion, Environmental Service, Hiking, Hot
Springs, Kayaking, Language Lessons, Marine Biology, Meditation
Classes, Organic Farming, Rainforest Hiking, Rock Climbing, Safari,
PADI Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming, Teaching English,
Whitewater Rafting and Ziplining.
The Road Less Traveled offers travel
to a variety of destinations (see the website for specifics),
including in Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Iceland, Azore Islands
(Portugal), Thailand, Vietnam, Tanzania, as well as many themed
trips located within the United States of America.
Travel For Teens
The Summer of a Lifetime
Cultural immersion trips to countries worldwide
for boys and girls ages 13-18. Fully supervised, authentic,
geared toward learning by doing and the natural interests