If it fits with your goals, foreign travel and study abroad could be the experience of a lifetime! Here are just a smattering of resources through which you can discover more about teen opportunities for study and travel abroad:
The USA government has a website that lists and links many travel abroad opportunities, all of which meet USA standards for safety and value. http://www.exchanges.state.gov/
Highly recommended by some of the teachers here at our school, AFS is an established and respected organization for both your own study abroad AND to perhaps host a student.
Since 1968, NRCSA has been evaluating programs around the world – selecting those best able to meet today’s students’ needs. On this site, you’ll have access to a database of study abroad opportunities. Check out the Teens Abroad section for study abroad opportunities especially appropriate to high school and early-college age students.
Study Abroad is a comprehensive source of information on educational opportunities for students to study in other countries. You can find Study Abroad Programs, including Summer Study Abroad, Internships Abroad, Volunteering Abroad, High School Study Abroad, Intensive Language Programs and more, all organized bySubject, Country or City.
Every year, more and more students elect to take a gap year before beginning their college careers. Whether at your school or others nearby, the trend is growing steadily – and so are the options. Even the most intrepid student may find it daunting to navigate the unfamiliar gap year landscape, so Global Citizen Year has put together a Guide to the Gap Year to help. It’s a comprehensive online resource center for students and parents considering a gap year to weigh pros and cons, explore a wide range of programs, and, ultimately, make an informed and meaningful choice that’s right for them.
Youth For Understanding – USA is a non-profit international educational organization with programs in 64 countries. One of the world’s oldest, largest, and most respected exchange organizations, YFU has exemplified excellence in exchange worldwide since 1951.
ASSE offers academic year, semester, three-month and Summer Homestay programs plus MORE in countries all over the world. There are some generous scholarships available, too. One of our students just got back from Germany with ASSE. Check with Mrs. W for more details,
Since 1980, AYUSA Global Youth Exchange has been a leader in providing a wide range of life-changing cultural exchange experiences. AYUSA today maintains a proud legacy of offering high-quality programs for high school students
Have an exceptional summer experience in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, China, and Senegal — PLUS earn up to 100 service hours!
iE-USA Study Abroad encourages you to experience the world with us. We offer 10 countries, 6 languages and one life-changing experience. (For more info: http://usa.international-experience.net/study-abroad/countries-and-prices/ )