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Encourage Your Students to Study Abroad

You play an important role in promoting global citizenship — by exposing your students to opportunities they might not know even exist! Taking a gap year, especially, is a foreign concept to some people, even though most students would clearly benefit from it. That’s never been truer, now that getting into the right college has become extremely competitive. Explore our site and let students know about the myriad options available through CIEE Global Navigator High School Study Abroad.


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Open the Door to a Life-Changing Experience

Studying abroad will increase your students’ language proficiency, intercultural competence, leadership skills, and self-confidence. Not only will you have a hand in expanding their global competence, you’ll know that you’ve played a small part during a huge leap in personal growth.

Taking a gap year provides students with an opportunity to reach new heights. The ability to recognize those achievements — while making and learning from their mistakes — is no small feat.

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Raise Awareness, Earn Rewards

Every year, our study abroad programs transform the lives of hundreds of U.S. high school students, but we need your help to get the word out!

When it comes to championing global competence, teachers are our best ambassadors. Many students and parents assume that study abroad is just for college! Raise awareness about our Global Navigator high school programs (Summer, Semester/Year, or Gap Year Abroad), and watch your students’ progress in their language proficiency and myriad other ways.

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Benefits of Studying Abroad

Spending a year in a foreign culture is a challenging and transformative experience that will help your students develop valuable, real-world skills.

Global Citizens with a Better Appreciation for Other Cultures

By immersing themselves in unfamiliar practices and customs, students become better equipped to identify and interact with people from other cultures — whether in school, on the job, or in their personal lives.

More Flexible & Better Able to Handle All Kinds of Experiences

Students who take a gap year are better prepared to make transitions, take control of new situations, and appreciate challenging experiences for what they are: opportunities to learn and grow.

More Marketable for Internships & Jobs

There’s a reason recruiters like to see a gap year on a résumé — it’s one of the greatest ways for students to acquire the kinds of life skills that can’t be learned in a classroom. Taking a gap year shows initiative, maturity, and independence on the part of the participant.

More Aware of Their Academic & Professional Passions

By allowing students to explore their interests and develop new ones, a gap year can help students gain a better sense of what they want to study in college or even pursue as a career.

More Adept at Processing & Learning From Experiences

A gap year provides students with an opportunity to reach new heights, whether that’s climbing a challenging peak, mastering a new language, or making a difference in another life or community. The ability to recognize those achievements and to grow academically, professionally, and personally — while making and learning from their mistakes — is integral to the gap year experience.