The transition from high school to college is about much more than just academics. To be successful, students need to be able manage their time, rebound from setbacks, and learn to navigate campus life on their own.
Studying abroad in high school can be one way for students to get a crash course in independent living—as well as polish up their language skills and possibly give them an edge in the college application process, according to a May 19 article in U.S. News and World Report that includes interviews with high school students about their experiences.
Before taking the plunge, the article encourages families to look closely at study abroad program details and costs. There are semester-long, summer, and short-term exchanges.
The website, Go Overseas, provides good information on how to choose a study abroad program and recommendations of popular programs for high school students.
A version of this news article first appeared in the College Bound blog.