Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain
AFS study abroad program is available to high school students. Students have the opportunity to study abroad in over 40 countries with program lengths of 4 weeks to one year abroad. Foreign language knowledge is not required to attend. Click here for more information.
AIFS is open to undergraduate students. The program begins in January and can be up to a year abroad with options in over 20 countries. The program fee includes housing and a meal plan but students can choose to do a homestay. Click here for more information.
API has options for high school, undergraduate, or graduate students. High school student programs are for the summer term or a gap year, with opportunities for community service or coursework. Undergraduate students have program choices in over 20 countries, ranging from a semester to an academic year. Internships are also available in 14 countries. Graduate students can study for a semester or a full academic year in one of 5 countries. Click here for more information.
Birthright Israel is open to undergraduate or graduate students of Jewish decent, ages 18 to 26, from around the world. This is a free 10-day trip to Israel. Click here for more information.
CET Academic Programs
CET Academic Programs are available to undergraduate students. Most programs are language-intensive but there are a few that focus on specific academic major areas. There is an option to choose programs that offer foreign internships with NGOs and nonprofit organizations. Click here for more information.
CIEE is open to high school and undergraduate students. High school programs are one year long in one of 11 countries and are taught in the country’s official language. Undergraduate students have a selection of 40 countries with a variety of language instruction or coursework in major fields. Click here for more information.
Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange:
The Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program offers graduating high school seniors a year-long opportunity to live with a German host family, participate in a training or school program, and gain experience working abroad through an internship with a German company. Click here for more information. There is also a separate program for undergraduate students to spend one year in Germany. Click here for more information.
HECUA is an option for undergraduate students. These programs are focused on social change and are offered in the summer or winter terms in 5 countries. There is also the opportunity to intern in the United States. Click here for more information.
IES has opportunities for undergraduate students in 19 countries with a variety of academic coursework and internship options. Click here for more information.
ISA is available to high school, undergraduate, or graduate students. High school students can study in 7 countries or volunteer in 2 countries. Undergraduate students can study in 30 countries, intern, or do service-learning abroad. Graduate students can study in 30 different countries while doing master’s-degree coursework. Click here for more information.
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad:
YES Abroad provides high school students with an opportunity to develop a firsthand perspective in a Muslim culture through spending an academic year attending school and living with a host family in countries with significant Muslim populations. Participants serve as “youth ambassadors” of the United States, promoting mutual understanding by forming lasting relationships with their host families and communities, and upon returning, share their knowledge with their home communities. Click here for more information.
Rotary Peace Fellowships
Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered to graduate students to obtain a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution studies at an international university. This program is fully funded by Rotary International. Click here for more information.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange is open to high school students. There are opportunities from a few weeks to a year in another country. Classes are taught in the country’s official language but students do not have a language requirement. High school students pay only for airfare, international insurance, visas, and spending money. Click here for more information.
Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. Students spend a semester on a ship traveling to countries all over the globe.A variety of academic coursework is available while studying global issues. Click here for more information.
World Endeavors is available to high school or undergraduate students to volunteer, study, or intern in 29 countries. For students, there is a homestay requirement but no foreign language requirement. Click here for more information.
World Learning is open to high school or undergraduate students. High school students have programs available for 3-5 weeks in over 20 countries. Programs are focused on sustainability, language study, and community service. Undergraduate students can study abroad through SIT Study Abroad and the International Honors Program. These programs are in 70 countries in a variety of themed coursework. Undergraduate students spend 6 weeks in a homestay, 2-3 weeks on excursions, and one month on their own. Click here for more information.
Remember to check with your high school or university for more program options and transfer of credits!