Traveling and studying abroad represents an invaluable experience for students of all ages. They can expand their knowledge, step out of their comfort zone and ultimately grow as individuals.
Studying abroad for a short time offers young children the benefit of new sights, sounds, and tastes of different cultures.
Our school is a strong believer in diversity and the power of knowledge that comes from embracing cultures around the world with an open mind. A great opportunity to do so is by attending Study Abroad programs.
Below we have put together a list of opportunities for elementary and middle school students.
Summer camps to Spanish speaking countries
National Geographic – Costa Rica Expedition
National Geographic organizes educational expeditions for Middle School students aged 13 and older. Alongside trips leaders and National Geographic experts, students will examine Costa Rica’s innovative ways of protecting the natural ecosystem and wildlife. Your child will learn about the impact of climate change on the world’s tropical forests and become a mindful global citizen. Other activities include wildlife photography, surfing lessons, and trips through the rain forest.
The International Summer camps are addressed to students aged 5 to 18 years old. Young children and teenagers alike can spend a summer practicing their Spanish skills while having fun in the sunny Spain. The camp is organized in various locations such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia just to name a few.
The International Junior Summer Camps are organized in 8 different locations in Spain, from Madrid to Salamanca and other exciting cities. The immersion summer camps are addressed to students aged 5 to 18. Young students will study, play and learn about the Spanish culture 24 hours a day in a multicultural environment.
You can read more about other Study Abroad programs here.
Summer camps to Chinese speaking countries
The Mandarin Training Center at NTNU organizes Summer Camps every year for students aged 8 to 17. This is an excellent opportunity for young children to learn and explore the world through Chinese. Your child will spend the summer practicing their Mandarin skills in traditional classes while going on exploratory trips in Taiwan.
That’s Mandarin is an innovative Chinese school that organizes immersive summer camps in all their 3 locations: Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. The program focuses on showing the Chinese culture through interactive activities and also intensive classes. They offer tailored-made programs to best suit your child’s needs and your budget. They have standard programs as well, such as: Full Camp, Day Camp, Classes-only, Homestay and Family Camp.
You can read more about their programs and enrollment details here.
The RISH Chinese Learning Center offers one of the top-ranked summer schools for foreign students. Children aged 8 to 18 years old can benefit from a total immersion experience in their Shanghai locations through intensive classes and cultural activities. The package also includes a tour in Beijing and field trips in other parts of China.