How High School Summer Abroad Challenges Foster Personal Growth

Going on a high school summer abroad program, is a transformative experience that will carry on with you for the rest of your life.

But it definitely comes with its challenges!

It’s overwhelming to be in a foreign environment and navigate an unfamiliar culture, a new language, and a variety of social norms you have never been exposed to. 

On top of this, you’re out on your own, without the comfort of your family and close friends to stand by your side and help you through it!

On the latest episode of the Out of Your Comfort Zone podcast, we’re talking to three of our high school summer abroad alumni—Nyla, Sarah, and Leilani.

They each spent between 3 and 4 weeks in different countries this past summer. 

Nyla went to Spain to practice her Spanish and Leilani went to France to improve her French. Meanwhile, Sarah was in Costa Rica learning more about climate change, a topic she's passionate about. 

Hear the three of them talk about some of the challenges they had to navigate, before and during program. They also speak on the growth they’ve experienced since:



Check out the programs discussed in this episode: 

Enroll in a High School Summer Abroad Program

Despite the hurdles that may arise before or during program, what you gain on a high school summer abroad program is bound to outweigh the challenges. 

Overcoming adversity and adapting to a new setting can be valuable assets for your personal growth and future career!

Don't miss out. Take a look at the high school summer abroad programs available next summer.