Community Choice Awards 2021: High School

At Go Overseas, we encourage travel early in life. Our High School Abroad pages focus on providing parents and teens with all the information they need to make an informed decision about the best high school programs overseas.

This year, we're proud to honor the following high school abroad providers. These providers demonstrate a level of commitment to safety, fun, and participant outcomes that is evident in the reviews they received. Both teens and parents raved about these providers overall, and across the five factors we ask them to review: Growth, Support, Fun, Housing, and Safety. Read on to learn which High School Abroad providers ranked highest in 2021.

Learn more about how we scored programs for this year's awards by clicking here.

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Overall Best High School Abroad Providers

In the Overall category, we looked for those providers whose scores across all factors was highest. The following providers offer a variety of programs in destinations around the world – and participants (and parents) are consistently positive in reviewing their experiences:

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    World Class Programs offers high school students the opportunity to study abroad and experience...

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    Travel For Teens is a program provider that believes that teen travel should be both enriching and...

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  3. Welcome to Berridge Programs

    Berridge offers gap year and summer high school arts programs in Normandy, France based in an 18th...

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Top High School Abroad Providers: Growth

In reviewing High School Abroad programs, we ask reviewers to consider the "Growth" factor of the program. This includes both personal and academic growth, since many programs include a combination of both. The following providers had the top scores in the Growth category:

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    Welcome to Bold Earth! Since 1976, we have served more than 20,000 families through our adventure...

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  2. Alzar School & Gap

    Alzar School & Gap brings students to the intersection of leadership training, cultural exchange and...

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  3. Tico Lingo - Spanish School in Heredia, Costa Rica

    Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley in the city of Heredia, Tico Lingo offers a...

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Top High School Abroad Providers: Support

When we ask reviews to consider the "Support" factor, we want to know how the program ensures participants have both the structure they need and the freedom to explore and learn from the world. The following providers scored highest in the Support category, demonstrating a commitment to helping High Schoolers experience the world on their own – but with support if they need it.

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    Welcome to Bold Earth! Since 1976, we have served more than 20,000 families through our adventure...

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  2. Alzar School & Gap

    Alzar School & Gap brings students to the intersection of leadership training, cultural exchange and...

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  3. Arcos Journeys Abroad High School Programs

    Arcos Journeys Abroad is the division of Arcos Learning Abroad dedicated to working with and serving...

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Top High School Abroad Providers: Fun

Everyone wants to have fun if they go overseas, even if it's for an academic or learning program in high school! We ask reviewers to rate the fun of almost every program on our site, because we know that's an important component of your experience. These providers have the top scores in the Fun category:

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  1. MEI International Academy - "The World is Our Classroom"

    Our guiding principle has always been to encourage students to learn about the world and how to live...

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    Welcome to Bold Earth! Since 1976, we have served more than 20,000 families through our adventure...

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  3. Alzar School & Gap

    Alzar School & Gap brings students to the intersection of leadership training, cultural exchange and...

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Top High School Abroad Providers: Housing

In asking reviewers to rate the "Housing" of a program, we mean both the housing and living standards, and in the case of those providers who offer classroom time, the academic institutions where students spend their time too. The following providers had the highest scores in the Housing category:

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  1. MEI International Academy - "The World is Our Classroom"

    Our guiding principle has always been to encourage students to learn about the world and how to live...

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  2. Tico Lingo - Spanish School in Heredia, Costa Rica

    Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley in the city of Heredia, Tico Lingo offers a...

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  3. Arcos Journeys Abroad High School Programs

    Arcos Journeys Abroad is the division of Arcos Learning Abroad dedicated to working with and serving...

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Top High School Abroad Providers: Safety

Safety is one of the most important factors we ask reviewers to rate here on Go Overseas; we ask it almost every program on our site. For High School Abroad programs, we want to know about the overall level of safety participants felt while abroad – or how parents perceived the safety of their child on a trip. The following providers had the highest Safety ratings:

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  1. Tico Lingo - Spanish School in Heredia, Costa Rica

    Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s Central Valley in the city of Heredia, Tico Lingo offers a...

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  2. MEI International Academy - "The World is Our Classroom"

    Our guiding principle has always been to encourage students to learn about the world and how to live...

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  3. Arcos Journeys Abroad High School Programs

    Arcos Journeys Abroad is the division of Arcos Learning Abroad dedicated to working with and serving...

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