High School Study Abroad

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At CIEE, we offer three separate high school student travel programs: summer abroad, semester abroad, and gap year abroad.
Learn more about our comprehensive high school study abroad programs below.

  • Summer Abroad

    3-4 Weeks

    Seize the summer.

    Explore a different culture in more than 30 amazing destinations across the world. Choose to focus on language learning, service and leadership, or content studies.

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  • Semester Abroad

    1-2 Semesters

    Rediscover high school. Abroad.

    Get fully immersed in the daily life of a local high school student, far away from home, in one of 8 amazing destinations.

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    1 semester to 1 year


    Build the perfect pre-college experience and immerse yourself in a new language and culture in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan or Morocco!

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What People Are Saying

  • "My Paris experience was life changing in several ways […] My CIEE experience has made me more independent, has given me a more open minded and more global perspective, has significantly improved my French and had made me more enthusiastic about incorporating French into my daily life".

    Dahlia S. | Paris, France | High School Summer
  • "I can't express to you how grateful my family is for the amazing opportunity […] This experience has changed my daughter in profound ways and it is such an unexpected surprise for us all. This year in high school she attributes her ability to make friends more easily and open herself up directly to her CIEE experience! We talk about this often, and just wanted to let you know that this program changes lives". 

    Kimberly K. | Mother of a student on High School Summer | Madrid, Spain
  • "CIEE has changed my life. I have done things that would not have been possible. I have found my home and more of myself." 

    Delane S. | Berlin, Germany
  • "I learned to assimilate to situations that were different from what I had been used to, and, through this, was able to form connections with people who were seemingly nothing like me."

    Teagan H. | Toulouse, France | High School Summer
  • "This trip has had a great impact on how I see the world, myself, and the USA. It is absolutely a trip I will never forget and will take with me through my life." 

    Julia H. | Cape Town, South Africa
  • "It is my first time stepping out of the U.S. and being independent, and I love it! Learning more about a different culture, being able to see things in person that I’ve dreamt about, and making new friends are all so amazing."

    Hya L. | Beijing, China
  • "Not only have I made lifelong friendships with lots of new, amazing people, but I have learned about a topic I am passionate about in one of the most beautiful places in the world... I learned to speak basic Setswana and about human-wildlife conflict and conservation. I also got to learn about water and soil erosion/conservation. This meant the world to me!" 

    Kayla W. | Gaborone, Botswana
  • "I no longer travel to find a destination. My destination is to always travel."

    Angela D. | Rennes, France

Your Donation Holds the Keys to Global Change

High school students are open-minded and ready to learn about themselves and the world. With your help, a small seed of change, planted at this point in their development, can influence the trajectory of their lives in a positive, lasting way.

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