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Unlock a World of Possibilities with CIEE's High School Semester Abroad Scholarships!


Ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure that will transform your education and worldview? CIEE offers scholarship opportunities for high school students across the US, making a semester or year abroad a more accessible reality!

Scholarships Available:

  • Lincoln Northeast High School Scholarship: This exclusive scholarship covers the full program tuition, airfare, and a stipend for up to a full year abroad in one of 7 amazing destinations.
  • North Carolina High School Scholarship: North Carolina students can apply for a scholarship opportunity that covers full program tuition, international airfare, and a stipend for a full academic year in one of 6 destinations around the world!
  • Portland, Oregon High School Scholarship: This scholarship opportunity covers full program tuition, international airfare, and stipend for a full academic year in one of 6 amazing destinations around the world! Qualifying schools include:
  • Ulysses Grant High School
  • McDaniel High School
  • Benson High School

To apply, reach out to your Enrollment Coordinator for further instructions or schedule a call to learn more.


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  • High school students on a boat in Santiago

Raise Your Own Dollars

Looking to make your trip more affordable? Here are some ways to defray expenses. Devise a doable plan on your own, or join forces with other student travelers to brainstorm a fundraiser. Reach out to those with similar interests, and explain the educational or service-learning work you’ll be doing overseas.

  • Babysit
  • Pet sit or dog walk
  • Mow lawns or do yard work
  • Wash windows
  • Do a car wash
  • Hold a traditional bake sale with an international twist!
  • Hold a yard sale
  • Sell clothing and other items on eBay
  • Ask family and friends if you can use their frequent-flyer mileage
  • Be a “user tester” for websites
  • Make a website for a local business or charity
  • Teach adults how to use social media. (A one-hour session with five people @ $10 each = $50.)
  • Tutor elementary or middle school students
  • Teach English as a second language online
  • Put on a live musical performance
  • Hold an art exhibit (for artists and friends)
  • Put on a play or mini musical

To promote your services or performances, design and create some eye-catching business cards and/or flyers! Be sure to describe the educational or service opportunity for which you are raising money.

For alumni-proven fundraising tips, download the Student Fundraising Toolkit!