Post-High School

When you graduate high school, you’ll have two incredible ways to see the world with CIEE

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Gap Year Abroad

Experience the World Before College
For recent high school grads who want to travel, explore, and experience a new culture before attending college.

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First Year Abroad

Complete Your First Year of College Abroad
For recent high school grads who want to complete their first year of college abroad while pursuing their passions as a global citizen and staying on track to graduate in four years.

How It Works


Gap Year Abroad

Live with a local host family  to gain independence, focus, and global perspective before starting your college career. Choose from programs in 6 cities for 12-weeks in either the fall or spring, or both!

Take non-credit language classes every day, head out on CIEE excursions or cultural activities twice a week, lean on 24/7 CIEE support, all while having the freedom for personal exploration.

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First Year Abroad

Attend your first year of college abroad and earn 12-13 U.S. college credits. Choose from programs in 14 cities for 12-weeks or 2 6-week blocks.

Decide the path towards your degree:

  • Option A: Go on to earn your degree at our academic home and school of record, Dean College*
  • Option B: Apply to a CIEE partner college or university to ease the transfer credit process
  • Option C: Use your international experience to impress the admissions team at the dream school of your choice.

*pending approval by the New England Commission of Higher Education

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