Community Choice Awards 2020: 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 2020.

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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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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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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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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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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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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