CIEE Study Abroad Information Session
FROM: School Counseling Department
DATE: October 30, 2023
SUBJECT: CIEE Study Abroad Information Session
LINK: CIEE Study Abroad Flyer
Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,
We are excited to share details about a study abroad program available this summer for Northern Highlands students. We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 2 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a virtual information session to learn more about a unique partnership between Northern Highlands and The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). This program will allow our students to study abroad, earn college credit, and receive community service hours.
CIEE is the longest running study abroad program in the US and has broad applications across the Northern Highlands curriculum. We are happy to share that this past summer, 13 Northern Highlands students traveled abroad all over the world through a CIEE program. CIEE provides students an opportunity to focus in either world language (French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, German, Italian, Mandarin, or Japanese) or various thematic programs (STEM, Arts, Business, or Social Change). Students who participate in one of the language immersion programs can elect to receive four college credits from Tulane University ($150 transcript fee). Programs are 3 to 4 weeks long and are held at CIEE Study Centers. Seniors are eligible to apply for merit scholarships, while freshman, sophomores, and juniors are eligible for both merit as well as financial need scholarships (10%-100% of tuition). CIEE also offers STAMP testing and issues Global Seals of Biliteracy for students who qualify. Additionally, students may earn up to 50 community service credits for their experiences when participating in a thematic program.
We hope you will join us to learn more about this wonderful opportunity for our students! Webinar registration and log-in details are here: CIEE Travel Abroad Webinar.
Kimberly Hayes and Christine Wegert
Career & Academic Pathways Supervisor
Director of School Counseling