School Year Abroad (SYA) is a study abroad program catering to American high school juniors and seniors. We place them in an SYA school in France, Italy, China, or Spain for an academic year. Throughout the program, they learn the native language and participate in cultural immersion activities. They also engage in academic learning through courses delivered in the native language and requisite subjects (e.g. English and Math) delivered in English. They earn U.S. high school credits and prepare for university or college study.
Our independently operated schools and programs are specially designed to ensure participants enjoy the most enriching experience possible. We combine the challenge of learning the target language through chosen courses and enjoying complete cultural immersion with the concept of studying together with other American students.