Academic Year Abroad

Participate in a WISE® Study Abroad program and take a step toward an unforgettable experience. Imagine yourself living with a family in a foreign country, becoming a part of their culture, learning and living the language, visiting the places you have read about in history books, meeting new people and making new friends. If this sounds exciting to you, one of our programs may be for you.

Spend a school year with a German, Danish, Austrian, Japanese or Brazilian family. Learn the customs and culture of another country from a carefully selected host family who will welcome you into their home. In exchange for providing you food and lodging they ask only that you be a responsible member of their family.

The high schools in these countries are among the finest. Though you will be thousands of miles from home, you will find the students there much the same as in the US. They study, play sports, love parties, and pursue hobbies.

A local representative will be assigned to you and your host family for the entire stay. Not only will they help acquaint you with your new environment, they will assist you with any questions or problems that might arise during your time abroad.

WISE® currently offers the program in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Japan and Brazil for the period of 5 or 10 months.

Basic requirements for an applicant:

  • Age 15 to 18
  • Currently a student at a US high school
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to learn a second language
  • Demonstrated academic achievement

For more information, contact WISE®