High School Exchange Programs
for American Students

ICES High School Exchange Programs for American Students offer the students the opportunity to explore the world and learn about different cultures while learning about themselves.

Students who are ready to embark on their Study Abroad experience may choose the desired program and country right away, while high school students still in the process can learn more about student exchange by becoming a volunteer in our Global Ambassador Program for American High School students.


High School Study Abroad
Programs for American Students

Academic Year & Semester Programs

As an American who can speak a second language, you will be a more desirable candidate in the job market and you will gain a new perspective for the ever-changing global world we live in.

Learning a foreign language through immersion will accelerate the learning process, and you will become fluent in no time. A study abroad experience will change your life, you will meet another culture head – on while making new friends that may be with you for life! It is not only about the fun times you will have, this experience with help you grow as an adult while giving you challenges that will shape who you will become.

ICES High School Study Abroad Programs are affordable and may be customized to meet your specific needs. You decide if you want to study for a year or just a semester, and ICES can provide both public and private school alternatives in your country of choice. ICES High School Study Abroad Programs for American Students are available in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania.

A trained local coordinator will place American students with pre-screened and carefully selected host families who have a genuine desire to share their culture.


Short Term Student Programs Abroad

Short Term Programs are Temporarily Unavailable

If you’re not ready to study abroad for a longer period of time or if you’re just looking for a few exciting summer weeks in another county, then the ICES Short Term Student Programs Abroad are the perfect opportunity to improve your language skills and to get a taste for foreign cultures and traditions.

Explore your options below, and join students from all over the world on an amazing experience abroad!

High School Experience Abroad

Are you looking for a taste of what a study abroad program has to offer? The ICES High School Experience Abroad has almost all the benefits of a full year exchange program at a fraction of the cost.

American high school students choose their program length for 1-3 months, they live with a host family while studying in a local school in their host country. With flexible enrollment dates throughout the school year, this unique short-term program abroad will prove to be challenging and fun!

Student Summer Programs Abroad

Experience the perfect mixture of language classes in the mornings and fun activities in the afternoon. Make international friends, meet local people, try new food and enjoy your summer stay abroad!

Curious about what different programs and countries are available? Simply click on the button below to learn more about the details.


ICES Global Ambassador

High School Volunteer Program
for American Students

Become a Global Ambassador

ICES Global Ambassadors are high school students who provide peer support, friendship, and cultural expertise to exchange students living in their community. Global Ambassadors play a valuable role in helping each student quickly and successfully adapt and integrate into their host culture. We are looking for internationally-minded, responsible high school students who enjoy meeting new people and desire to make a difference in the world by building bridges between cultures. If this sounds like you, read on. . .

Your Benefits as an ICES Global Ambassador

• Learn about another country and culture.
• Impact the exchange students in your school and make friends for life.
• Grow your leadership skills.
• Make friends from all over the world.
• Scholarship for ICES Study Abroad program.
• Community service experience for your transcript or future resume.
• It’s fun!