Supporting Pre-College Students
We recognize that study abroad at the high school/pre-college level is a family affair. We hope that parents/guardians and students will discuss personal and academic goals and consider options together. While we encourage students to take responsibility for the application and pre-departure process as well as for their engagement in the program itself, we also welcome parent inquiries and questions throughout the entire study abroad experience. CET staff are available to assist with program selection, academic concerns, financial questions, health and safety, and any other topics. We know that parents need to feel confidence in the program while fostering a sense of independence for young adults.
With over 30 years of experience in study abroad, CET has a strong track record with risk and crisis management. We rely on careful planning and preparation, well-trained overseas staff with local knowledge and contacts, professional resources in the US and abroad, and regular review and communication about potential issues. Learn more about health and safety.
CET believes 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, ensuring a welcoming, hospitable program environment that promotes student learning. Learn more about D&I for high school and pre-college programs.
Each program is staffed by full-time, on-site professionals familiar with the location and fluent in the local language. All staff are available to assist and support students throughout their term abroad, from in-country orientation through the end of the program and beyond. Resident staff provide a bridge between our students and the local community. Academic staff supervise the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses. Learn more about staff support.