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We continue to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our summer abroad programs and the travel industry. As such, we are currently reviewing the 2021 program portfolio to confirm which programs will be offered. We anticipate offering programs in 2021 and will post updates in early fall.

Notice for new applicants:

Enter your name and email below to create your account. Once you have created your account, you will receive an email with your username and login instructions. . (If you created an account on Request Catalog, we will need to reset your password. Contact us at or 1-800-345-2929.)

Please review the application prompts (PDF) attached, including the short answer questions, essay, and homestay letter, and teacher reference. We encourage you to save your work in an MS Word document, and copy and paste your text into your application in one sitting. We waive the essay and teacher reference for students not applying for a scholarship; type “waived” into the essay fields on the application to bypass the essay section. (Leadership Institute applicants are required to complete a total of four essays.)

If you’re applying for a scholarship, you will be asked to enter the email address of an adult teacher, mentor, or coach to complete a letter of recommendation. Your reference writer will receive a reference web form via email.


Application Portal Login:

When you are ready, please enter your contact information below, and you will receive login information to our application portal. Be sure to check your SPAM folder for the login email if you do not see it in your inbox. Please add emails from to your safe list so that you don’t miss any important information.


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