Are you ready to reach beyond the classroom, the country, and even the normal limits of life? School Year Abroad (SYA) is your chance to make this great big world your own. Spend your junior or senior year of high school in Italy, Spain, France or China. Immerse yourself in a language while living with a local host family. Participate in the art, politics, sports, and adventures of a country. Create friendships that will last a lifetime. SYA alumni bring an increased understanding of the world to the top colleges they attend - and the lives they go on to lead. Start that life today.



SYA Spain and France students"As every SYA alum will tell you, School Year Abroad changed my life. I am currently studying international management and French language at Boston University. Before I went abroad, I would have told you that I was planning on going to a little college with a lot of grassy areas, that I was going to be a psychologist for adolescent children. Going abroad junior year changed my perspective entirely. I fell head over heels in love with language, with global thinking, and with myself."

-Sydney Berman France '14, The Berkeley Carroll School, pictured with her brother, Abe Berman, Spain '17.

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Sarah Pongrace, Assistant Director of Admissions, is the New York City representative.