Study Abroad with ISE


Expand Your World


Our programs are open to high school students in good academic standing. We offer programs in Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and select other countries by request. To study in any of these countries, students must have studied the native language for at least one year.

About Our Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad and living like a local is more than a vacation away from daily life, it is a transformative experience that contributes to increased creativity, collaboration, and personal development. Exchange students will acquire a global awareness through which respectful discourse can occur and new perspectives can be shared. In a world where internationally-informed thinkers are under increasing demand, exchange students have a unique advantage.

Students can earn this advantage by embarking on an international exchange with ISE. Our short-term cultural exchange programs of up to 2 months and our longer high school programs of up to 12 months will take participants to exciting new places, allowing them to live with a caring host family and experience local life.

Our Programs

Our high school programs are designed to give exchange students a distinct academic edge. While abroad, students will be enrolled in a full course of study at a local high school and live with a vetted and approved host family or in program-sanctioned dorms. These programs typically last from 3-12 months.  Programs typically start in either September or January, with enrollment deadlines 4-5 months prior to your program start date.

Our cultural programs allow for a more flexible stay. Exchange students enrolled in this program live with an approved host family, experience local culture, and have the option to attend supplemental language camps. These programs typically last from 1-8 weeks. Enrollment is continuous throughout the year and the application deadline is 60 days before the program start date.


  • 24/7 local support
  • Progress reports for parents
  • Full room and board
  • Medical insurance

Not Included

  • Flights, passport, and visa
  • Additional excursions
  • Personal spending

Study Abroad Blog

Read more about the importance of studying abroad, as well as tips & tricks to help make your time abroad successful.

Host Family Scholarship Program

Our Host Family Scholarship is a thank you to our host families for volunteering. We are proud to offer a substantial discount to allow them to send their own children abroad and experience the world!


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our most asked questions. Be sure to read our full study abroad FAQ to learn more

Studying abroad is a great experience for anyone. It helps exchange students learn about new cultures and gain global awareness. Studying abroad can also help give you an advantage when entering the job market.

Here are some other advantages of studying abroad.

  1. Make sure you are ready to become a foreign exchange student.
  2. Once you have decided that you are ready, research different programs. Here are a few things to look for when researching a program.
  3. Fill out our Study Abroad form.

Yes, students who study abroad must have studied the native language for at least one year.


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