Preparing Your Child For The
Thank you for considering CET as your partner in ensuring a global education for your child. We value your trust and welcome your family’s active participation in the process. Sending your child on a summer or semester program away from home is a big decision and CET is committed to meeting your expectations. From offering an academically challenging experience, to ensuring your child’s health and safety, to prioritizing meaningful connections and local engagement, we’ll make sure your student has an enriching experience that’s also a lot of fun! Through it all, CET will communicate with you and be available to discuss any questions or concerns.
HELP YOUR STUDENT GAIN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Study abroad should be more than tourism, more than a language barrier, more than culture shock… it should challenge you as a person. Take on a summer program that makes you think critically about the world around you, teaches you to navigate situations with empathy and respect, and helps you develop the skills and knowledge base to not just learn, but to do.
Why Study Abroad?
Personal & Academic Growth
There are countless benefits to studying abroad or participating in a domestic pre-college program during high school. In post-program surveys, the majority of CET participants agree that their summer program challenged them personally and academically, saying that participation in the program helped them gain an appreciation of difference, a broader perspective, and new skills.
Additionally, CET students gain insight into academic interests they’d like to pursue in college, become better prepared to pursue further college-level coursework, and enrich their understanding of the program location.
CET students develop the cross-cultural skills necessary to be a global citizen and confidently navigate the world. In the classroom, they build skills in another language while exploring potential career paths, all while earning college credit. Outside of the classroom, students experience significant personal growth through intercultural engagement. They gain confidence and independence, build critical social skills by leaving their comfort zone and building friendships with local community members that will stay with them long after they return home.
What Parents Say
We aim to help every student and their family have a positive experience on a CET program. But don’t just take it from us! Check out the results of our 2018 survey of parents whose children participated in a CET summer program.
100% of respondents said that CET “provided adequate information pre-departure regarding my students’ experience and expectations” and were available “to answer questions during the pre-departure process.”
Health & Safety
100% said they felt very “confident that student health and safety were addressed appropriately” and that “CET staff communicated health and safety concerns to me in a timely manner.”
100% agreed that “CET staff were available to address any questions I had while my student was abroad.”
PROGRAM OUTCOMES & VALUE
100% said they “would recommend this program to other families.” And a majority of parents felt their “student was challenged academically”, “gained new or broader perspectives”, and that “the CET program was a good value for the cost.”
- Parent of a Pre-College at CET student, Summer 2018
Who is CET?
Innovators in Study Abroad Since 1982
CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and operating 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 customized programs for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students around the world. Learn more about CET.
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. CET maintains membership, shares best practices with, and contributes to several professional groups such as Diversity Abroad, the Gap Year Association, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.