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High School & Pre-College Programs Abroad

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Admissions

CET seeks motivated high school students interested in a fun and challenging summer experience. CET advisors are available to help choose the program that will be the best fit for you. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 31. Students are generally expected to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Apply early to ensure space is available in your first-choice program.

The online admissions process includes submission of:

  • An application form including short essays
  • An official high school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher

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Eligibility & Inclusion

Students ages 15 through 18 who have completed grades 10, 11, or 12, but have not yet matriculated in a college or university degree program are eligible for CET high school programs. We believe in making study abroad accessible to all students. We recruit and actively support academically qualified students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

CET Financial Aid and Scholarships

We are committed to increasing access to study abroad for high school students. CET has a financial aid pool for students who demonstrate family financial need. Award amounts usually range from $500 to $1,000.

Need-based scholarships are available for students who attend a language immersion or International Baccalaureate school, home school students, and students from underrepresented regions of the US.

It’s easy to apply. Check the box on the program application to say you’ll be applying for financial aid. Ask a parent or guardian to submit the required financial information. We’ll notify you about financial aid shortly after your program application has been reviewed.

Get Your Questions Answered Before You Depart

Laurie Black
Laurie’s career in international education spans 25+ years and has focused on strategic partnerships, marketing and enrollment, program development, and grants management. Her first professional position in the field was Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Vermont in 1992. She then joined the School for International Training, serving in a variety of roles before becoming Dean for External Relations & Strategic Enrollment Management for the high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. Laurie earned her BA in Sociology/Rhetoric & Communications at the University of Virginia, and her MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute. She has served on the Forum on Education Abroad Council, worked actively for access and inclusion in education abroad, and presented on numerous topics at national conferences.

Laurie Black

Director, High School & Pre-College Division

202.750.8070   [email protected]

Airika Coblentz
Airika’s first taste of study abroad was the semester she spend in St. Petersburg, Russia while an undergraduate at Georgetown University. After completing a BS in Foreign Service (2000), Airika worked on US foreign assistance programs in Kosovo, Ukraine, Slovakia, and Armenia. In 2004, she joined Academic Travel Abroad, CET’s parent company, first serving on the marketing team of ATA’s Educational Travel division, and later CET. In 2010, Airika continued to expand her knowledge of the study abroad field by serving as the Fund for Education Abroad’s first Development Director. In 2017, she jumped into the new role of Enrollment Specialist for CET’s High School & Pre-College Division. Airika works remotely from her home in Minnesota, and is happiest when planning her next adventure to see the world with her four sons.

Airika Coblentz

Enrollment Specialist, High School & Pre-College Division

203.906.9083  |  [email protected]