In a world that seems increasingly smaller each day, cross cultural experiences are becoming a necessity for today’s students. Business transactions between New York and Honk Kong, or between San Francisco and Dubai are common today. The well educated student who has an opportunity to live and study in another country will be leaps and bounds ahead of those with a domestic only education. Here are some links for the outstanding high school student to pursue.
Personalized Study Search
Looking for the perfect high school level program to study in a foreign country? Study Abroad can give you information on the best programs, travel advice, scholarship help and more. You can blog with fellow travelers and keep in touch via Facebook. search for the best program for you by area of study or country of interest. Set up an account and personalize your search and your favorite programs.
> > Clearinghouse for study abroad programs – StudyAbroad.com
Ayusa Global Youth Exchange
Your first step toward studing abroad
Ayusa Global Youth Exchange has been helping high school students spend time overseas since 1981. In thirty years, over 60,000 participants have experienced Ayusa programs. Not only do they help United States students find the perfect program, they help arrange host families here in the states. Ayusa is helping to create the next generation of global leaders and world citizens.
> > Programs for tomorrow’s global leaders – Ayusa
High School Programs Search
Search the directory of over 27,000 opportunities for high school students representing the best programs for studying abroad. Enter your choice of country and/or area of study. Or search by preferred language or region. Some programs available to high school students offer college credit. Travel tools help you search for flights to and from your destination.
> > Great programs for high school students – GoAbroad.com
AmeriSpan Study Abroad
Connecting Cultures Around the Globe
Teenagers 13-18 can take advantage of the programs offered by AmeriSpan in either summer camps or study abroad programs. Students can choose from summer abroad, summer camps, junior immersion programs and independent teen programs. Since they began in 1993 AmeriSpan has grown from offering three Latin American Spanish schools to now offering programs in 15 languages.
> > Every Language, Every Culture, Everywhere” – AmeriSpan
The adventure and challenge of learning expeditions
Outward Bound serves 70,000 students and teachers each year. Through programs that use unfamiliar settings students learn through adventure and challenge and learn that they can do more than they have ever imagined. Founded in 1941 to help young sailors survived the dangerous waters of the North Seah, Outward Bound now provides courses for students that are five days. In addition to wilderness expeditions, Outward Bound offers At-Risk Youth Expeditions that provide a structured environment for positive development in troubled teens.
> > Challenging cross cultural experiences — Outward Bound
Center for Cultural Exchange
Cultural exchange and environmentally conscious
Formed in 1985, Chicago-based Center for Cultural Exchange seeks to promote cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness and world peace. In over 30 countries world wide, CCI coordinates high school exchange, short-term group home-stay, intern training and more. CCI has adopted Greenheart as its environmental and social initiative, promoting environmentally sustainable practices and principles as well as social transformation around the globe.
> > Making a difference through environmental and social service – Center for Cultural Exchange
AFS Intercultural Programs
Intercultural learning in more than 50 countries
After World War II ended, volunteer ambulance drivers founded AFS as a non-profit international exchange program for students. AFS offers short term programs that last a few weeks or the opportunity to live with another culture for a full year. Families can also host students here in the United States.
> > Experiential learning and structured reflection – AFS Intercultural Program