Summer study abroad
When it comes to summer travel and study abroad options, students have a huge variety of options. Consider your goals - do you want to study a language? Learn a new skill? Participate in service learning? And where would you like to go?
The following are just a few examples of program providers known to be reputable organizations. It is always a good idea to check online reviews on a site such as Go Overseas to vet programs.
Likely the most popular summer study abroad program at ZCHS is the IU Honors Program. This program is an intensive summer language study with sites in Mexico, Chile, Canada, France, Spain, Austria, China, and Japan. It is known for its three pillars - a commitment to 100% target language use, academic instruction, and the host family experience.
The National Security Language Initiative for Youth is a State Department-funded program providing immersion experiences abroad in critical languages such as Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, Indonesian, and more. The application process is highly competitive with about 17% of applicants being awarded a full scholarship to study abroad during the summer or academic year.
Rustic Pathways sends groups of students to countries around the world to participate in sustainable development programs and engage in transformative personal learning.
Where There Be Dragons
Where There Be Dragons provides transformative and authentic learning experiences, often with an element of outdoor or adventure education. They provide summer, semester, and gap year programming.
Amigos is a provider specializing in service learning in Latin America. They offer summer immersion and gap semester and year programming.
CIEE provides a wide range of programs for high school students, including summer, semester and academic year study abroad, language immersion, service learning, leadership training and more.
AFS provides a wide range of programs for high school students, including summer, semester and academic year study abroad, language immersion, service learning, leadership training and more.
The Experiment in International Living
The Experiment has a variety of themed programs, including sustainability, peace, art and social change, language learning, and more.