Welcome to SYA!
SYA is a yearlong study abroad and homestay program for high school juniors and seniors. Each year we select up to 70 students to attend each of our schools in Italy, Spain, France and China. Our students come from independent schools, including some of the most competitive institutions in the country. Others join us from public or charter schools. In fact, last school year students enrolled from over 140 different schools, from Maine to Hawaii and beyond.

Our students say that SYA is a journey of becoming –becoming more fluent in another language, and becoming more comfortable in another culture. At SYA you'll:

  • Take academically rigorous classes
  • Live with a caring and supportive host family
  • Participate in educational travel around your host country
  • Return home with new skills and experiences to stand out to colleges and employers

Studying abroad in high school is the best way to experience a new culture and learn another language. To learn more about our high school study abroad programs, call SYA Admissions at 978.725.6828.