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6 Reasons Why Program Leaders Are a Vital Part of High School Summer Abroad

By High School Summer Abroad at CIEE

Every year, CIEE hires Program Leaders to lead participants on their Global Navigator high school summer abroad. Discover the 6 reasons Program Leaders are a core component of our programs.


How High School Summer Abroad Challenges Foster Personal Growth

By High School Summer Abroad at CIEE

In the latest podcast episode, we catch up with our alumni on the challenges they experienced during high school summer abroad and the growth they've seen in themselves since!



By Julia Nawa at CIEE

My final goodbyes to the 2023 Summer Tokyo Language and Culture Program. Thank you for all the good memories kids and I hope you all continue to learn Japanese; if not, I hope you enjoyed your summer in Japan!


Storming the Castle! (and visiting the Palma History Museum)

By Alexander Mazuzan at CIEE

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, we wrapped up the last of our program's cultural activities with a visit to Castillo Bellever and a walking tour of some graffiti... keep reading


Scavenging Madrid

By Clare Duckworth at CIEE

As session two comes to a close and the students are feeling confident about their Spanish-speaking abilities and navigation skills, we sent them out on a scavenger hunt (Gymkhana) throughout... keep reading


Students as Walking Tour Guides

By Deborah Rosen at CIEE

This week, students acted as walking tour guides in the Marais, one of the most interesting and popular neighborhoods in Paris. Located in the third and fourth arrondissements, the Marais... keep reading


Terra i Mar Aventura! Camping, Hiking, Watersports, and Otherwise in Alcúdia

By Alexander Mazuzan at CIEE

Over this past weekend, July 29 and 30, the whole group traveled to the north of the island for a weekend full of adventure and fun. We met early in... keep reading


Wonderful Iguazú

By Eblin Molina at CIEE

It is almost impossible to find the right words to describe the beauty of Parque Nacional Iguazú. These waterfalls in the middle of the jungle are breathtaking! It does not... keep reading

Our Last Weekend

By Maryjane C.

This past weekend we got to go to Cinecittà World, an amusement and water park about an hours drive from Rome. It was one of my favorite things that we've... keep reading


Remembrance and Reflection at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

By Michael McCloskey at CIEE

On Wednesday, students made the journey to the town of Oranienburg. This excursion was quite different from our others since the destination was the memorial center at the site of... keep reading


Making Sushi!!

By Jennifer Keynan at CIEE

The first excursion of week 4 for the level 2 language groups was SUSHI MAKING. The sushi master spoke only in Japanese as he instructed the students, so they had... keep reading


Take a historical trip in DaDaoCheng

By Sean Hsieh at CIEE

Today we visited the historic neighborhood of Da Dao Cheng. Established during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, Da Dao Cheng originated as a trading post. The area’s location immediately next... keep reading

Goodbye Session Two Global Navigators

By Devin S.

To our Session Two Students: Hi Friends, Alrighty, y’all already know we think that all of you are absolutely awesome…but strap in because we're gonna say it one more time... keep reading


What is Better than Buying French Pastries? Making Them Yourself!

By Yismelle Duran at CIEE

This week students from the French Language & Culture High School Summer Abroad Program in Paris had the opportunity to do another hands-on activity that they absolutely loved and enjoyed... keep reading


¡Enamorados del Atleti!

By Chassidy Simmons at CIEE

Madrid Session 2 students tour Civitas Metropolitano Stadium.