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Teen Summer Camps Abroad

Learning, Adventure Travel and Volunteer Programs

Summer is about more than just working at a local shop. It's a unique time for teens to discover life, the world, and themselves in exciting ways. Instead of sticking to the usual, why not encourage your teenager to explore the world through summer camps, language learning, or even working and studying abroad? What can they gain from these experiences?
Besides becoming more aware of the world and its diverse cultures, teens can pick up essential skills that will benefit them in future jobs, college, and life in general. These skills include improving language and social abilities, gaining knowledge about specific countries, and building international experience. They'll also develop leadership skills, an intense curiosity, an appreciation for diversity, an understanding of cultural subtleties, creativity, and much more. These qualities enhance their college essays and job interviews and contribute to personal growth and a broader global perspective... — by Dr. Jessie Voigts

Top summer programs for teens Top 5 Ways for a Teen to Summer Abroad by Jessica Voigts
5 exceptional ways for teenagers to spend their summer abroad, such as engaging in adventurous, sustainable, cultural, or teen-oriented travel, volunteering, learning languages, participating in study abroad programs, or pursuing work and internships. Such opportunities not only provide enriching experiences but also a remarkable return on investment .
High School and Teen Study Abroad Guide Why a Teen and High School Student Should Go Abroad by Jessica Voigts
A comprehensive guide highlighting the numerous advantages of overseas experiences for teenagers and high school students. Whether it's studying, volunteering, traveling, or language learning, these international explorations will be life-changing.

Programs and camps for teens VISIONS Service Adventures
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.

WhereThereBeDragons 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.

Teen Summer ARCC Adventures Cross-Country: Meaningful Service. Real Connections. True Adventure
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.

Teen Caribbean adventures 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.

Global Works Teen Travel with a Purpose Global 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!

Summer Spanish camp in Costa Rica Intercultura Costa Rica
Spanish & Volunteer Summer Camp for Teenagers

Work on your Spanish skills AND have fun with our full two week session Teen Summer Program! A tropical Spanish adventure will be guaranteed. Study at our Heredia City and Samara Beach Campus with day trips, weekend trip 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.

Summer Camp in France with Alpine French School French Summer 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 

French Teen Summer Classes Homestay French 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!

Summer Teen Internatonal School 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.
ISSOS also offers online programs specifically designed to equip students with skills that will be essential as they prepare for university study.

Projects Abroad
Summer Volunteer Programs Abroad for Teenagers
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!

Abbey Road
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, Inc.
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.

Edu-Culture Immersion
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 groups.

The Experiment in International Living
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 Learning, travel, peace studies, ecology, the arts, or outdoor adventure. Homestays, experiential learning, and language immersion are part of the programs.

Global Routes
Your Journey Starts Here
Global Routes is a pioneer in the world of value-driven, experiential-based, international programming. Since 1967, they have led over 10,000 students around the globe on meaningful, fun, and growth-oriented summer programs. We offer our students an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves into small rural communities, develop long-lasting cross-cultural relationships, and make positive contributions that will last a lifetime. Summer Journeys for High School students and teens include Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Amazon, Fiji and New Zealand, Greece, Italy, Nepal, and Thailand & Cambodia.

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.

Languages Abroad
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 world.

Moondance Adventures
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 Learning, 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.

Pueblo Español
Free Volunteer Summer Language Exchanges in Spain
Each summer, hundreds of teenage Native English speakers, 13-17, are invited to participate in the 8-day Pueblo Español Spanish camp. You'll have conversations with Spanish natives who want to improve their English. In return, you'll immerse yourself in Spanish, with 100 hours of exposure. You'll stay in a quality hotel, enjoy delicious meals, and engage in fun activities — all in exchange for conversation. It's a one-of-a-kind, enjoyable, and highly rewarding experience.

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
Summer 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 activism.

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 of teens.

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