Academic Adventure Program

Edventours offers international participants a unique opportunity to experirence an American high school as a short-term student. The program ranges between one and two months in length, and will expose the student to everything the school has to offer. Following the guidance of the school's counselor, the student will choose the classes that he/she is excited about and will be welcome to join any sports and various student activities happening at the school at that time. The program is unique and is only offered by a handful of partner schools. 

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Why apply for the Academic Adventure Program?
  • You always wanted to visit the USA and attend an American high school
  • You always wondered how American teenagers lead their everyday lives
  • You always wanted to build lifelong friendships with a family in the U.S.
  • You speak English well and love meeting new people
  • You want to be an excellent ambassador of your home country
How long is the Academic Adventure Program?

International students can enroll for one to two months, with departures in October/November (fall semester) or April/May (spring semester). 

Who are the Academic Adventure students? 

Academic Adventure students are curious and independent teenagers who are excited to experience an American high school. Students are carefully screened by our partner offices for maturity, independence, personality, and interest to do well in the U.S. Students must speak English to be able to function in an American high school (equivalent of an ELTiS score of 215 minimum is required). Although no transcript will be awarded, respectful behaviour in classes is expected, as well as projects/homework submission if requested by the teacher. Students will receive an Edventours Certificate of Completion upon successful finish of the program.  

Program includes:
  • Student's attendance at their American high school of choice for one or two months
  • Fall or spring departure
  • Placement with a local host family for Day Schools with three meals a day, a bed (a room can be shared with a host sibling similar gender and age) and a quiet place to study. For boarding schools, full room and board placement at the school's dorm residence.
  • Medical insurance 
  • Support by the local coordinator and the national office
Program Requirements
  • Students must be able to have a conversation in English (ELTiS score of 215)
  • Students can be between the ages of 15-19
  • Student must be in good health
  • Applications are due May 15 for the fall arrival and January 15th for the spring arrival

Indiana is famous for its southern sensibilities, basketball, saying the word “ope,” and hosting the greatest spectacle in motor racing - Indy 500! Scecina Memorial High School is located in the state's capital and its largest city of Indianapolis. Attend classes at Scecina, play your favorite sports, and experience America's Midwest for yourself!

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