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Teen Summer Camps, Adventure, Volunteer, Language, Gap and Study Programs

High school study abroad and teen travel

 Schools are a Base for Experiences Abroad as a Teen

Connect With Your Teachers

  • Reach out to your language and other teachers
  • Teachers have information on summer and short-term international programs
  • Don't hesitate to ask for advice from school guidance counselors

Explore Directories of Programs and Social Media

  • Browse program directories and social media focused on international adventures
  • Get inspired to research and plan your ideal activities and destinations
  • Share your discoveries with your parents

Choose Your Adventure

High school and teen programs abroad offer:

  • Study and cultural exploration, often with host families
  • Language learning
  • Volunteering and service learning
  • Summer camps and travel for meaningful and enjoyable experiences

Pre-College Opportunities

  • Plan a summer, semester, or "gap year" overseas before college
  • Programs exist to help you explore interests
  • Independent or small group travel for development and leadership
  • Stand out to prestigious colleges with your study abroad and experiential learning

Why It Matters: Studying Abroad is Proven to Help You at Any Age

  • Work with people from other countries while in high school
  • Understand global issues
  • Embrace intercultural learning and understanding while a teen
  • Improve grades and educational opportunities
  • Advance career skills and future employability
 Articles on High School Study Abroad, Teen Travel and Gap Year
Teen travel abroad Travel Abroad is an Essential Part of High School Education by Steph Dyson
Find out why traveling overseas is essential to your high school education.
High School and Teen Study Abroad Guide Why a High School Student Should Go Abroad by Dr. Jessica Voigts
A guide for teens and parents to the many high school programs abroad, an investment that will return many times over.
Top summer programs for teens Top 5 Ways for a Teen to Summer Abroad by Jessica Voigts
Explore the advantages of spending your summer abroad as a teen.
Language Learning as a teen The Advantages of Language Learning as a Teen by Amy E. Robertson
Discover the advantages of learning a foreign language as a teen and the best immersion program options.
Wildlife volunteering for teens 5 Wildlife Volunteer Programs for Teens by Lavanya Sunkara
As a dedicated teen volunteer, you will find rewarding opportunities to help care for endangered animals in foreign countries.
Study Spanish in Panama How Teen Volunteering Abroad Develops Global Citizens by Amy E. Robertson
Hear from young volunteers about their memorable experiences with volunteer service learning programs abroad.
Why teens should volunteer abroad 10 Reasons Why High School Teens Should Volunteer Abroad by Jessica Voigts
Learn from experienced teens about the lifelong benefits of volunteering abroad.
Gap year abroad The Allure of the Gap Year by Susan Griffith
Explore the appeal of taking a gap semester or year before college, along with resources and tips.
Scholarships to study abroad Teen Study in Thimphu, Bhutan: A DIY High School Semester by Owen Ringrose
Two adventurous teens decide to seize a chance to attend a private high school in a spectacular land. The rich educational and cultural immersion, the incredible natural beauty, and the warmth and wisdom of their Bhutanese classmates and teachers are memorable and life-changing.
Studying Arabic in Egypt in high school with AFS, sitting between two other young male students, with the Pyramids of Giza in the background Full Scholarships for Teen and High School Study Abroad by Connie Ip
Learn how to obtain scholarships for high school study abroad programs.
Volunteer in Panama as a teen Volunteering Abroad as a Teen Makes a Difference by Kirsten Tobey
Discover the impact of volunteering in Latin America on a teen's personal growth.
Gap Year Program Backpacking Before College Program by Margaret Ulrich
Take off on an exciting backpacking adventure in South America before starting college.
Rotary club youth exchange How an American Teen Became a Student and a French Citizen by Stacey Ebert
Learn from an American student who came to France as a teen, developed language skills, and became a French citizen.
Take Time Off: A Gap Year Abroad After High School Offers an Unforgettable Education
Gap Year Essentials: A Student Perspective
Study Abroad at High Schools Worldwide
A High School Summer in Egypt Studying Arabic
Teen Travel in Northern Thailand
Diversity in Study Abroad

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