• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Finally, you can manage your Google Docs, uploads, and email attachments (plus Dropbox and Slack files) in one convenient place. Claim a free account, and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) can automatically organize your content for you.


Summer Programs - Abroad

Page history last edited by Shelley 2 months ago

Summer Programs in non-US locations (for HS students)


You might want to also check out the list compiled by What Kids Can Do, here: http://www.whatkidscando.org/resources/spec_summer_16.html



About Abbey Road:

"Established in 2000 by Stanford University alumni, Abbey Road offers summer immersion programs for high school students in the United States, Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Canada. Abbey Road programs facilitate cross-cultural understanding and enrichment by providing a unique opportunity for cultural immersion, intensive language study, exposure to new academic subjects, travel excursions, recreational activities, personal growth, and building life-long friendships. The company emphasizes personal attention, high quality of academic, cultural and recreational programs, strong organization, and safety. Accredited through CSIET (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel), Abbey Road is based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Atlanta, France and Italy." 


Adventures Cross-Country


About Adventures Cross-Country:

"Our teen community service adventures honor the desire to contribute. Join a group of like-minded teens for a unique adventure camp experience to serve those in need. Make real connections with rural Ecuadorians, gentle Thai monks, or exuberant Fijian children. Form friendships with people who rarely glimpse the outside world. Participate in teen community service projects that seek to improve the lives of individuals and communities and gain satisfaction knowing you have touched the lives of others. Find the right service adventure camp fit for you from our upcoming trips below."


Africa & Asia Ventures


"We specialize in group-based, full-immersion experiences: volunteers go out as part of a group but then get split into, typically, twos or fours and live with the locals the way the locals live. The program ends with a period of independent travel when volunteers can travel wherever they like - with the benefit and support of our 24/7 in-country management teams."




"ArchaeoSpain was created in 2001 by a group of archaeologists and educators committed to furthering cultural exchange and experience in archaeology. Its goal has always been to provide opportunities for people from all over the world to engage in scientific research at important archaeological projects in Spain and Italy. Not only do our students learn about archaeology, history, culture, and language, but they become active members of a research team that is contributing to historical knowledge with each archaeological season. To date, more than 700 people from 26 countries and over 200 universities have joined our programs. Many of the students obtained academic credit at their universities for their participation."

Bea Institute


BEA aims to change the world by fostering “Global Citizens” through developing leadership, communication skills, and an international personal network for young leaders around the world. BEA nurtures student leadership abilities by providing access to world-renowned university professors in post-conflict and relevant geographical locations.


Cambridge Scholars' Programme


The Cambridge Scholars' Programme was founded by graduates of the University of Cambridge, to allow ambitious high school students to benefit from a Cambridge education, explore the historic sites of Britain, make fantastic new friends.


CIRU Summer Bridge Summer Camp in China

This is a selective program coordinated by Rutgers University in New Jersey. Selected students will only be partially responsible for the fees associated with the trip. Please see http://www.ciru.rutgers.edu for complete information.


Critical Concrete (in Porto, Portugal)


In 2016, Critical Concrete will hold an innovative Architecture Summer School in Porto, both practical and theoretical, in the neighborhood of Bonfim. In collaboration with the Junta de Freguesia do Bonfim, students and teachers will rehabilitate houses that will be included in the social housing programme Habitar.


In 2015 Critical Concrete was founded with the ambition of promoting a new model: the refurbishment of abandoned places for social housing and cultural initiatives through summer camp programs centered around sustainable architecture and art in context.


Experience America's Japanese Immersion Trip: http://www.expamerica.net/summer/japan/

"This 15-day adventure opens your eyes to the possibilities of a completely different world. Experience Japan through the eyes of a student, a professional, and a local. "


Experiment in International Living


"The Experiment in International Living has been offering immersive experiential learning programs abroad since 1932. Today, The Experiment offers three-, four-, and five-week summer programs for high school students in more than 20 countries around the world."


Global Leadership Adventures - http://www.experiencegla.com/

"Global Leadership Adventures (“GLA”) presents a fresh, new approach to service-learning abroad for intellectually-curious and socially-oriented teenagers. Programs are offered in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Participants explore historic and natural sites in different countries while they learn the local language 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 and seek positive change in their own communities."


International Volunteer HQ - http://www.volunteerhq.org/

"International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is a volunteer travel company based in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Established in July 2007, IVHQ has grown to become the world’s leading volunteer travel companies, working in over 25 countries around the world and placing thousands of volunteers abroad every year."


Loomis-Chaffee summer programs

Loomis-Chaffee school is considering opening up some of its summer programs to students from other schools: http://www.loomischaffee.org/page.cfm?p=15567



"The Edge is an intensive three-week program that responds to the needs of the college bound high school student who is seeking an international cultural experience with a college admissions focus.  The program allows you to:

  • obtain an emerging markets internship,
  • take an intense SAT Reasoning preparation course,
  • participate in a group service learning project,
  • learn from visiting USA professors, and
  • explore the natural wonders of Ghana."


Global Glimpse


"Global Glimpse is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists to educate young people about the reality of the world that they will inherit. We inspire and empower high school students to become the global leaders of tomorrow through a 3 week summer experience in a developing country that emphasizes community service, mutual understanding and respect, and college preparation.

Our program delivers true socioeconomic, ethnic and experiential diversity. Our students not only learn about the developing world, but also gain deep insight into themselves and the diverse perspectives and experiences of their peers. With this these young people are equipped and inspired to tackle the social, political, and economic challenges of the future."


Music Fest Perugia: http://www.musicfestperugia.net/aboutus.html

"Over two weeks in the summer, Music Fest Perugia provides a challenging but inviting environment for young performers aimed at keeping the classical repertoire vibrant and alive. During the festival, students take private lessons, perform in master classes and have the opportunity to fill Perugia’s beautiful and historic halls (Sala dei Notari and Basilica di San Pietro, the latter a favorite of Herbert Karajan and Maria Callas) with recitals and concerti accompanied by an orchestra over three evenings. While the festival has historically been based on young pianists, we have since gone on to incorporate vocalists and are actively recruiting chamber music performers in 2010. From a modest start in Montecastello di Vibio in 2006 (8 pianists), we have grown into a sizeable annual presence in Perugia, at times filling our five-star host Hotel Brufani with more than 50 musicians." (2010 also represents the first summer that there is a program for visual artists.)


New Worlds Emerge - http://www.newworldsemerge.org

"New Worlds Emerge, as part of the WorldStrides family, is part of the largest and most trusted educational travel organization in the nation. WorldStrides was founded nearly 50 years ago by an educator committed to enriching students’ lives through experiential travel, and has since grown to an international organization providing unique experiences to more than five million participants.


New Worlds Emerge offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through unique, educational, life changing experiences. With a diverse array of programs focusing on adventure and service, language and cultural immersion, expeditions, master concentrations, and pre-college, we challenge students to gain new perspectives and expand their knowledge. Join us, think more."


NYT Student Journeys - https://www.nytimes.com/times-journeys/students/journey-finder/


"New York Times Student Journeys offers educational travel programs for high school students. Our portfolio visits destinations The Times has covered, where students can benefit from our special understanding and insider’s view as they explore themes and topics associated with Times coverage of local issues.


Operating each of our Journeys is Putney Student Travel. Putney is as passionate about educational travel as The New York Times is about education. This collaboration combines the Times’s expertise in adding perspective to places and events with Putney’s long history of designing educational travel programs to present a range of experiences like no other."


Outward Bound Costa Rica


"Outward Bound Costa Rica inspires and develops leadership, compassion, intercultural understanding, respect for the environment, and a commitment to serve through adventure-based programs led by a highly skilled, safety-conscious staff."


Oxford Royale Academy - http://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/index.php

"Oxford Royale Academy (ORA) is a British company with a real passion for international education. Each year our team works harder to compile stimulating and rewarding programmes for all ages, bringing together outstanding teachers (many of whom teach at Oxford University), energetic counsellors, brilliant guest speakers and professional support staff.

In July and August 2012, ORA welcomed over 1500 students to our summer school programmes, and we expect 2013 to be even bigger. We are anticipating that students from over 93 countries will join us in the historic city of Oxford and we hope you will be one of them! Many of our students come back year after year, either to take a new programme or a different combination of subjects.

ORA’s range of academic, sporting and cultural options is ever increasing and its international reach is broadening. Getting to Oxford has never been easier or more economical with airlines offering great return flights to London from most countries in the world. If you are thinking of joining ORA we have just one piece of advice - do it!"


Some scholarships available; see information here: http://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/scholarships-for-summer-courses---information.html


Putney Student Travel - http://goputney.com/

"For 62 years, Putney Student Travel has offered high school and middle school students the opportunity and insight to shape their world through travel, unique cultural engagement, friendship, and fun.

We believe that an essential component of every young person’s education is passionate engagement with the world in the company of carefully selected peers–an experience that goes far beyond looking out the window of a tour bus."


Information about scholarship opportunities is here: http://goputney.com/scholarship-opportunities/


Reach Cambridge - www.reachcambridge.com

"Reach Cambridge is an international summer programme based in the beautiful and historic city of Cambridge, UK. Our mission is to give high school students a taste of what it's like to study at university in this unique environment, while letting them have lots of fun and make new friends from around the world. 


Students choose from a host of subjects including English Literature, Life Sciences and Medicine, Politics, Physics, and Law. Outside of the classroom there are a range of extra-curricular activities including sports, drama, music and more, as well as excursions to famous British sites such as London, Brighton, Oxford and the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon.


Scholarships are available, and students can find more information about that here:http://www.reachcambridge.com/scholarship-essay-competition."


Varsity Education: http://varsity-education.ac/#our_programmes

Two-week long summer programs offered at Cambridge and Oxford Universities depending on the academic interest including Biological Sciences, Business, English, History, International Relations, Engineering & Math and more.  "Varsity Education helps academically advanced high school students engage and thrive in immersive academic and cultural programs. Developed and taught by Oxford and Cambridge University Fellows and Professors, our courses are designed to advance and challenge high-achieving students. Varsity Education is a UK-based non-profit education organization offering summer and winter programs. For more information on our programs or our scholarships please visit http://varsity-education.ac/."





Royal Veterinary College - Pre-Vet Summer School - http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/international-students/pre-vet-summer-school


SPI - Study Abroad - http://www.spiabroad.com/

"Our high school study abroad programs and language immersion methodology have been crafted by master world language teacher, Rose Potter, who founded SPI (Study Programs International) in 1996.  Our methodology combines serious academics with meaningful hands-on cultural experiences.  The traditional classroom takes a back seat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals, and weekend journeys to places where history, art and culture come to life.  SPI programs provide students an authentic linguistic immersion experience with cross-cultural leadership skills that help them gain a competitive advantage in college admissions and future job opportunities."


University of Vermont - http://www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/costa-rica

"UVM, in partnership with International Studies Abroad, is excited to offer a unique international environmental program that examines the intersection of culture and conservation by observing and exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica."


Walking Tree Travel - http://www.walkingtree.org/

"Our mission is to inspire individuals to become global citizens by taking an active interest in the world around them. We hope to achieve this goal by providing unforgettable programs filled with challenging and enriching adventures.  Walking Tree stands for a more open, curious and compassionate form of travel. We facilitate meaningful cross-cultural interactions that allows our travelers to participate and recognize the similarities among people instead of fearing the differences. Rather than a typical tour, our programs are designed for a proactive, select group of travelers who seek an authentic international experience and the opportunity to grow as leaders and global citizens."


YingHua in Beijing - http://yhls.yinghuaschool.org/academics/yib

"The YingHua Language School is proud to offer its highly successful Chinese language program in Beijing, China for students in grades 4-9. "

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.