BECOME A GLOBAL STUDENT WITH SYA
Ready to reach beyond the classroom, the country, and even the normal limits of life? SYA is your chance to make this great big world your own. Spend your junior or senior year of high school in Italy, Spain, France or China.
School Year Abroad (SYA) is the only high school study abroad program which allows students to live with a European or Asian family for an entire academic year while earning U.S. high school graduation credits and preparing for selective U.S. colleges and universities. Each year each of our programs in Italy, Spain, France and China enrolls students to complete their junior or senior year of high school. Students come from public and private high schools across the US.
At SYA, you'll Immerse yourself in a language while living with a local host family. Participate in the art, politics, sports, and adventures of a country. Create friendships that will last a lifetime. SYA alumni bring an increased understanding of the world to the top colleges they attend - and the lives they go on to lead.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A NEW CULTURE
Our schools are specifically designed for you, the American high school student, and organized to ensure that you have the most rewarding experience possible. We recruit and retain faculty from around the world who are dedicated to providing a high quality American-style education in an international setting. Our hybrid study abroad model combines the challenge of classes taught in the target language and total cultural immersion outside of school, with the support of studying alongside American peers. Plus, you'll keep up with English and math, taught by faculty from top independent schools.
SYA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which allows students to return to their home schools or proceed to college without losing academic ground.