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Welcome to SYA!

What is School Year Abroad (SYA)? SYA is a yearlong study abroad and homestay program for high school students. Each year we select up to 70 students to attend each of our schools in China, France, Italy and Spain. 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,this school year students enrolled from over 107 different schools, from Maine to Hawaii and beyond.

Why Study Abroad in High School with SYA?

Our students say that SYA is a journey of becoming –becoming more fluent in another language, and becoming more comfortable in another culture - whether they study abroad during their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school. At SYA you'll:

  • Engage in experiential learning both in and outside of the classroom
  • 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.

View our application requirements to learn if you qualify to apply!

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