• The College & Career Center does not facilitate study abroad for students. We will publicize opportunities, but it is the student's responsibility to contact organizations to learn more and to initiate a conversation with their counselors about the possibility of studying abroad. 


    Studying abroad helps students develop the creativity, maturity, independence, curiosity, and adaptability 
    expected of the next generation of leading academics and professionals.

    NOTE: Be sure your choice is accredited and set up "alerts" in Google on both the program and destination before you sign up for timely updates on security, health advisories, and more. 

    Portland Pearl Rotary Club Youth Exchange
    Students who will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th grades during the 2022-23 academic year are eligible to apply. 
    Candidates will be interviewed in May/June 2022. The selected student would then spend the next year participating
    in orientation activities and would go on exchange during the 2023-24 academic year. Questions? dawnschneiderpdx@gmail.com.  
    As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language.

    AFS Intercultural Programs 
    Year-long, semester, summer (1-8 weeks) and post-high school programs as well as opportunities to host in Portland. 

    Play their short Destination Match Game to get country recommendations based on cultural differences, climate preferences,
    favorite foods, and more!

    GO Overseas
    Programs within nine different categories:
    Volunteer, Study, Teach, Internships, Gap Year, Language, High School, TEFL Courses, and Tours & Trips.

    Articles on every topic related to traveling overseas, by writers who are either currently at the destination or have been there before. Recommendations on when, where, and how to go overseas. 

    School Year Abroad is a nonprofit organization focused on providing immersive study abroad programs. With over 8,000 alumni since 1964, SYA is a school fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Founded upon a yearlong study abroad model, SYA operates four campuses in China, France, Italy and Spain, and has expanded to provide a wide array of programs designed to develop skills for an increasingly interdependent world. SYA's yearlong program remains the only secondary-level option allowing students to live with a host family for an entire academic year while earning U.S. graduation credits and preparing for admission to selective U.S. colleges and universities.  

    US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs