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High School & Pre-College Programs Abroad

Epic Summer. College Courses. Lifelong Impact.

Grow. Learn. Explore. All in one summer.

Explore a new culture. Gain pre-college academic experience. Hone language abilities. Take on an engaging four-week program abroad and start earning college credits and building the skills to push you towards your goals. These programs, developed exclusively for high school students and recent graduates, are based on CET’s innovative educational model for successful college study abroad programs. You’ll come home with lifelong friendships, primed for college-level academics, and ready to take on any challenge that comes your way.

Each program tackles a specific theme and includes a core introductory course and a language class led by college-level faculty. Through your classes, you’ll step out of your comfort zone and immerse in a new country, build confidence and cultural competency, and earn four college credits. You’ll get a pre-college and study abroad experience all in one program.

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Ready to take the first step? Let CET answer your questions about which high school summer program is right for you, scholarship opportunities, how to apply, and more.

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Ready to take the first step? Let CET answer your questions about which study abroad program is right for you, scholarship opportunities, credits, and more.

Who is CET?

CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, and today offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and short-term customized programs for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students around the world. Known for strong academics, professional program management, and supportive student services, CET strives to integrate students into their host communities, adopt environmentally conscientious practices, and promote diversity and inclusion across all programs.

Everything You Need from CET. No Matter Where You Go.

Take college-level classes alongside like-minded, academically-focused peers.
Gain insider access to the host community and culture through CET's extensive local networks and resources developed over many years.
Enjoy comprehensive student support and supervision from highly-trained, experienced in-country staff.
Prepare for your trip with program-specific pre-departure guides and a thorough on-site orientation.
Advance your language skills in an inclusive learning environment.
Rely on CET's tried-and-true risk management experience that prioritizes the health and safety of all students.

Study Abroad at its Best

CET operates academically rigorous study abroad programs for college students from institutions across the United States. Top senders include American University, Brandeis University, Lewis & Clark College, Middlebury College, Syracuse University, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Austin, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University.