Get a global perspective this summer on a pre-college program that inspires you to think critically about the world around you, teaches you to navigate situations with empathy and respect, and helps you develop the skills and knowledge base to not just learn, but to do.
Earn College Credit. Learn a Language. Study Global Issues. Make a Local Impact.
Explore topics such as inequality, environmental sustainability, and public health, and examine how global issues impact local communities. Course themes are brought to life through out-of-class learning with engaging on-site activities in each host city, as well as a virtual discussion with your peers on the CET program in 6 different countries around the world.
Get to know local culture through language instruction, guided tours and museum visits, and living in homestays or on a university campus. Practice your language skills at local restaurants and markets, learn to cook a new dish, and step back in time at historic landmarks. Each 4-week program also features an excursion to another major city within the country, where you develop an even broader perspective.
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 or study away experience stay with you long after you return home. How will next summer change you? If you’re ready for a fun and challenging experience, start planning your break with CET today.
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.
Study Abroad & COVID-19
CET has worked extensively to develop plans for operating high school programs in a COVID reality. We take health and safety very seriously and with over 35 years of experience in study abroad, CET has a strong track record with risk and crisis management. Learn more about our standards, protocols, and planning by visiting our website or contacting us with any questions.
Cost and Session Information
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021 (Priority Deadline: February 1, 2021)
Scholarship and Financial Assistance Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
CET Global Perspectives: China (6/25 - 7/20) - $5,990
CET Global Perspectives: France (6/25 - 7/20) - $6,890
CET Global Perspectives: Italy (6/25 - 7/20) - $6,890
CET Global Perspectives: Japan (6/25 - 7/20) - $5,980
CET Global Perspectives: Spain (6/25 - 7/20) - $6,190
CET Global Perspectives: Washington, DC (6/25 - 7/17) - $7,980
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.