Multiple Locations +8
  • Denmark
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain
12 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Academic Year Fall Spring
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
Get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! High school semester abroad programs include Airfare, Carefully-screened Public or Private School, Carefully-screened Homestay, 3 Meals/Day, Cultural Activities and Excursions, Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection and 24/7 On-site Support.

There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Wifi
Oct 05, 2021
May 22, 2017
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About Program

Swap your hometown and home school and go to high school in one of 8 incredible destinations.

Take off for 1 semester or an academic year and enroll in a public or private high school where you may be the only American in the entire school! Become fluent in a language, soak in a new culture, and make unforgettable friends. Live in a carefully-screened homestay and spend weekends on excursions to get to know your country inside and out.

CIEE High School Semester Abroad programs include airfare to your destination with your program tuition.

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Program Highlights

  • A reputable, well-established public or private high school
  • A welcoming, nurturing and carefully-screened homestay
  • Extracurricular sports and activities
  • Excursions to landmarks and cultural attractions on organized day or overnight trips
  • Airfare included with all CIEE high school semester abroad programs

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Experience!

I am currently studying abroad with the CIEE highschool spring semester program in Valparaiso, Chile. I have been living with a wonderful host mom, sister and brother who have welcomed me into their home and lives.
The CIEE in country staff have really made this experience better than I could've imagined. Maria Paz is my go to person for any problem, doubt or question and is always happy to hear our endless stories and how things are going. The CIEE office is always open and all of the staff here have helped us with so many things. From extra Spanish classes, to debit cards not working, to help studying for tests, to finding sports teams outside of school to participate in, to individual check-ins they really care about the students here and work hard to make our experience unforgettable.
I've already learned a lot in the three months I've been here. My Spanish has improved and I feel a lot more confident speaking now. I've been forced into new situations and in turn have learned how to handle new things and the importance of communication. Through meeting people from a different culture, I've also learned a lot about myself and my own culture.
I can confidently say that this has been the best experience in my life, and I highly recommend this program to anyone thinking about studying abroad!

111 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

From Soup to Nuts

When complimenting me for doing a good job on a project, my grandmother would say you handled it perfectly from soup to nuts. Prior to the 1980s, most formal sit-down dinners were multiple courses beginning with soup and ending with nuts. My grandmother was an excellent host so this compliment held a great deal of weight. CIEE was there for me before, during, and in the close of my daughters Chile experience. My daughter is in the final two months of a year-long program. She is fluent in Spanish. She has made life long friends. Her life is changed through the experience.

After arriving in Chile, my daughter, Julia, received an immersion three week Spanish course. She lived with a family and toured Santiago with fellow CIEE students and her Santiago "host" family. This preliminary program helped Julia to gain the confidence to begin school and live with people who didn't speak English.

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