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Nacel International


Nacel International's programs bring students together to travel abroad and enhance cultural awareness. We are the specialists of High School exchange programs all over the world!
With in depth language and culture immersion and study programs in multiple countries, Nacel seeks to provide students with the chance to go an adventure. The focus on education through travel is found in all of the organized programs. Numerous programs are offered for high school students and graduates to study, volunteer, travel, and find an internship or job abroad during the summer, semester, or entire year.
Visit the website for more information about application and deadline instructions, and well as financial costs. You will find all details about our student exchange in France, Italy, Germany, Canada or even China! For students looking for a shorter experience, our summer homestay programs in France, Spain or Latin American countries are always popular.


380 Jackson St
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States



Being forced to use Spanish to communicate with everyone was probably the best thing that could have happened to me. This program didn't group me together with other study-abroad student so I was the only native english speaker in my school/home. I wouldn't have been able to speak in English even if I wanted to, and I think that this is the reason I was able to learn so much. My host family was amazing, the food was incredible, and the friends I made/fiestas I went to were unforgettable. If you want to learn Spanish or are considering this program my advice would be to just do it because you won't regret it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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When I turned 15, I applied to spend a year among the rich Spanish culture of Asturias through the program of NACEL International. Once accepted, I knew I would be spending the next 10 months studying all core curriculum in Spanish, living with a non-English speaking family and experiencing all parts of another culture firsthand. What I never could have suspected was all the love and support I would receive from both my host family and my coordinators at NACEL, who held my hand in times of need, and were always there to help. Once this life changing experience came to a close, I returned to my country a more well rounded person, a person educated in another language and a person who learned from themselves by counting on others. I now have a heart that is split between two oceans, and because of the people and experiences I came in contact with during my year abroad, I can guarantee success, progress and prosperity in my future.

How can this program be improved?
I would have benefited from meeting the other students that were accepted into the same program.
Yes, I recommend this program
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My son Jadon spent half a semester his Junior year in Mexico City with this program.

As a parent I was very pleased with how smoothly everything went. Noelia Vargas was wonderful communicating with myself and my son to make sure we understood everything expected.

My son's experience was life changing. He became so fluent in spanish and has a love for the culture. This experience will help him in college and in the work force.

I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to explore, engage, learn and grow in the knowledge of others.

Yes, I recommend this program
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My first Experience with nacel was 10 years ago when i did my first solo trip to Chile! Back in the days there were no companies that would provide the service of High School Exchanges and I found nacel online. Since day one Nacel was super responsive to me and very professional with the advice about what program would be the best for me. So at the end, even though they were based in France I enrolled in a high school program in Chile for some weeks. My family and I were a bit nervous because all the process was done remotely but i had all of my papers in time to enjoy of my experience.

The time in Chile was amazing and the host family was super lovely. I still consider them as my own family. I hope I can come and visit them sometime. If you are thinking in traveling to Chile, Nacel is surely a great option for your! I highly recommend this program!

Noelia :)

Yes, I recommend this program
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I went for a 6 month program to France with Nacel. During my time in France i loved spending time with a french family and going to school, I got to share with other french students. I was the only english student in the class. I think my time in france was hard at the begining but them it got better, I made friends and also improved the language. I recommend this program to anyone looking for a total inmersion. Thumbs up!

Yes, I recommend this program


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