Study Abroad Programs

  • Study Abroad Programs


    ASSE International Student Exchange

    ASSE offers Summer, Academic year, and 3-month study abroad programs to American high school students in over 25 countries world-wide. For more information, applications, and fees contact:

    USA & International Head Office

    228 North Coast Highway

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA

    Telephone: 1-800-333-3802, extension 219

    American Field Service

    AFS offers study abroad programs to high school students in 54 different countries every year. Students are able to participate in semester, summer, and academic year programs. Scholarships are available. If students are interested in applying for a scholarship, Mrs. Canaple in Student Services may nominate West Senior students, prior to December 15th. For more information, an application, and fees contact Mrs. Canaple or visit the website at:

    EF Institute for Cultural Exchange

    EF Tours offers a Global Citizen's Scholarship to students. The award consists of an expense-paid educational tour of Europe and $1000 toward their college tuition. For more information contact:

    EF Center Boston

    One Education Street

    Cambridge, MA 02141

    Telephone: 1-617-619-1300


    Our three- to four-week summer immersion programs and teen tours let high school students combine travel, language study, and adventure for the best vacation ever. Enjoy pre-college programs in exciting destinations throughout the world. An eye-opening trip, incredible new skills, a chance to bond with friends (and make some new ones), and an unbeatable essay topic for your college applications. For more information contact:

    Leysin American School in Switzerland

    Leysin American School in Switzerland offers a challenging American curriculum which includes the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement courses. For more information contact the US admissions office at: 1-888-642-4142 or email the office for more information at:


    Leysin American School in Switzerland also offers an American-like summer camp in the Alps with many great extras. There is academic enrichment, international understanding, and fun activities so that students can interact with young people from all over the world. Tuition for a three-week session is $2,950 and the six-week program is $5,500. For more information contact Leysin's US Admissions Office at: Phone: 1-888-642-4142, email:, or website:

    Nacel Open Door American Abroad Programs

    Nacel will offer several full scholarships to selected American high school students wishing to undertake an exciting and educational exchange experience in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North and South America. For more information contact: Karen Philips at: 1-866-466-2235, or email: or visit:

    Youth for Understanding International Exchange

    YFU offers high school study abroad programs around the world. For more information you can visit their homepage at: