Is a CET Program for you?
CET seeks globally-minded, culturally curious, and academically-driven high school students interested in an immersive, engaging educational program. Have you always been intrigued by China? Maybe you’re looking for ways to learn about climate change around the world. Or perhaps you want to experience living away from home for the first time.
CET programs help you step out of your comfort zone, gain confidence, and learn to collaborate and engage with others respectfully and empathetically.
Spend four-weeks of your summer abroad with CET in one of six destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Want to go for even longer? Spend an entire spring semester with CET in rural Xizhou, China.
No matter where you are in the process, CET advisors are available to help you find a program that suits you and your interests.
To apply to a CET program, click the “Apply Now” button on the page of the program you’ve selected. You’ll then create a CET account and receive access to the application materials.
A typical CET application includes:
This form asks for basic academic information and a few short statements about your goals for the program.
An official high school transcript is required. You also submit a transcript for any college-level coursework taken. Official transcripts may be scanned and uploaded, e-transcripts may be submitted, or hard copy official transcripts may be sent in a sealed, signed envelope.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your current or previous high school teachers.
Family members are an important part of the study abroad process. You’ll be asked to provide your parent/guardian’s contact information as part of your application.
After you apply, you may be asked to provide a visa application, course selections, and/or other program-specific elements. If you are a non-native English speaker AND attend high school in a language other than English, you will be required to include an English proficiency exam (eg. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) score in your application.
See individual program pages for more details.
Eligibility & Inclusion
To be eligible for a CET program, you must:
Is there a GPA requirement? Competitive applicants are motivated high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are still encouraged to apply.
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.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until each program’s final deadline. When each item in your online account has been checked off, congratulations, your application is complete! For most programs, you will receive an admissions decision within 2 weeks of receipt of your completed application. Financial assistance applications will be reviewed after February 1.
Priority & Financial Assistance Deadline — February 1
Final deadline for summer programs — April 1
China Fieldwork Semester — October 15