CET Academic Programs Pre-College Summer Abroad

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Overview

Study abroad in high school. Explore a new culture. Gain pre-college academic experience. Hone language abilities. Take on an engaging program abroad to start earning college credits and building the skills to push you towards your goals.

CET high school and pre-college programs allow you to gain international experience while still in high school. These programs, developed exclusively for high school students and recent graduates, are based on CET’s innovative educational model for successful college study abroad programs. CET pre-college programs connect academic inquiry and experiential learning. Your classes, housing, and extracurricular activities are designed to get you out of the classroom and connecting with locals.

 

At the end of your program, you come away with new intercultural skills, personal growth and independence, and college credit from Dickinson College as proof of your academic work. Use your newfound language skills, perspective, and life experience as you write college essays, consider majors, or take on new leadership positions in your school. CET high school program alumni are also eligible to apply for the Dickinson-CET Global Leaders Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Dickinson, awarded annually to one college-bound student. 

 

The impacts of a study abroad experience stay with you long after you return home. How will study abroad change you? If you’re ready for a fun and challenging experience, consider spending your break studying abroad. Find a CET program and start planning your time abroad today.

 

Available Opportunities: Programs Overview

 

CET’s pre-college summer courses offer college credit and language study in 10 countries, with topics such as global health, politics, and environmental sustainability. Gap programs include Intensive Language courses in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese, and a fieldwork semester in rural China that is also open to high school students.

 

Summer Programs Abroad

 

CET offers four-week high school and pre-college programs in 10 countries. Combine study abroad and pre-college to examine local issues in Global Perspectives courses or deep dive into language learning in an Intensive Language program. All courses include housing, meals, and educational excursions, day trips, and activities in your host country. Whichever course you choose, a CET program will give you a jump-start on your future, giving you a taste of a college academic experience, a preview of residential life with roommates, and insights into potential career paths.

 

High School/Pre-College Global Perspectives Programs – Summer

 

Global Perspectives programs allow you to choose a course focused on a relevant theme unique to the location in addition to taking a conversational language course. Ready to explore entrepreneurship in Shanghai, health care in Havana, or history in Dublin? Or how about taking a closer look at the rich culinary traditions of Italy, pop culture in Japan, or environmental issues and sustainability in New Zealand?

 

Shanghai, China

Choose between 3 core courses with a conversational Chinese course

Shanghai: Past and Present | Governing China | Work, Occupations, and Entrepreneurship in a Global Context

Havana, Cuba

Choose between 2 core courses with a conversational Spanish course

Introduction to the Cuban Healthcare System | Perspectives on Education in Cuba

Dublin, Ireland

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin | Conversational Irish

Florence, Italy

Introduction to Contemporary Italy: Food, Art, and Society | Conversational Italian

Osaka, Japan

Japanese Pop Culture as a Global Phenomenon | Conversational Japanese

Amman, Jordan

Jordanian Youth Culture and Civic Engagement | Conversational Arabic

Hamilton, New Zealand

Sustainability in Māori, Pacific, and Indigenous Contexts | Conversational Te Reo Māori

Málaga, Spain

Spain and the European Union | Conversational Spanish

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Introduction to Development and Global Health | Conversational Vietnamese

 

High School/Pre-College Intensive Language Programs – Summer

 

Improve your French or Spanish. Learn Japanese or Arabic for the first time. Several CET program locations offer Intensive Language programs, focused solely on language study, which allow you to build your skills in Arabic, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish.

 

Toulouse, France: Intensive French

Florence, Italy: Intensive Italian

Osaka, Japan: Intensive Japanese

Amman, Jordan: Intensive Arabic

Málaga, Spain: Intensive Spanish

 

About CET

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, later expanding to other locations around the world. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and short-term customized programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students. Known for strong academics, professional program management, and supportive student services, CET strives to integrate students into their host communities, adopt environmentally conscientious practices, and promote diversity and inclusion across all programs.

 

Cost and Session Information

Pre-College at CET Shanghai: Global Perspectives – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,950

 

Pre-College at CET Cuba: Global Perspectives – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $5,950

 

Pre-College at CET France: Intensive Language – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,750

 

Pre-College at CET Ireland: Global Perspectives – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,190

 

Pre-College at CET Florence: Global Perspectives and Intensive Language – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,990

 

Pre-College at CET Japan: Global Perspectives and Intensive Language – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,890

 

Pre-College at CET Jordan: Global Perspectives and Intensive Language – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,190

 

Pre-College at CET New Zealand: Global Perspectives – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,190

 

Pre-College at CET Spain: Global Perspectives and Intensive Language – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $6,190

 

Pre-College at CET Vietnam: Global Perspectives and Intensive Language – Summer

Program Length: 4 weeks

Program Fee: $5,950

 

CET is committed to increasing access to study abroad for high school students and makes every effort to provide awards to deserving students. All students are eligible to apply for financial assistance through their online CET accounts.

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