The SYA High School Study Abroad Blog

The Benefits of Learning a Second Language - Part One:

3 Reasons to Start Your SYA Application Early

Mid-Autumn Festival in China 

Transitions and Goodbyes - A blog by Charlotte M.

Mr. Brochu, The Friendliest Face at SYA France - A blog by Cole Billik

Au Revoir Rennes, Bonjour Harvard!

Exploring China: SYA Visits Yunnan Province

Friends come and go, but family always stays with you - Blog by Karen Ahn

Spring has Sprung in Beijing! - Photos by Jennifer Lu

Grasping the Memories from a School Year Abroad - Blog by Danielle Kaye

Blue Skies and España Architecture - Photos by Katie Bauer

An End, a Thank You, and a Beginning - A blog by Erin Slichter

An Incredible Opportunity with Meaningful Results - A blog by William Conte

Calling All Future SYAers! - A blog by Charlotte Mines

America from Abroad: What I’ve learned about my home - A blog by Danielle Kaye

Experiencing Chinese Culture Outside of Beijing - A blog by Yumna

Traveling, Museums and Friends! Photos by Caroline Beltz

10 Helpful Steps on how to Prepare for SYA as a High School Freshman

Taking Advantage of Proximity - A blog by Luisa Vosmik

Making The Final Stretch Count - A Blog by Karen Ahn

Teacher and Artist: Jean-Philippe “JP” Lemée - A Profile by Danielle Kaye

SYA Spain Bike Trip - Exploring the beautiful surroundings of Zaragoza

Top 10 Quotes That Inspire High School Study Abroad

Five Months In and Looking Forward to Exploring More of Amazing China - Blog by Thomas Godwin

Reflections - Photos by Katie Bauer

Nantes, Here We Come! Independent Travel at SYA France - By Sophia Dienstag

A Look Into My Life In China - Photos by Alison Marouk-Coe

What Does One Need to Do to Have Happiness? - A blog by Karen Ahn

A Day In The Life of SYA China Students

Incredible Experiences with Old Family and New - A blog by Luisa Vosmik

Dive In - A blog by Erin Slichter

Exploring my Surroundings; From Madrid to Barcelona to Rome - Photos by Katie Bauer

A Whiff of the New Year - A blog by Abby Eymontt

A Winter Wonderland in Beijing - Photos by Jennifer Lu

School Year Abroad and Beyond - A blog by Karen Ahn

A Little Bit of Everything from SYA Spain - Photos by Caroline Beltz

SYA – Enhancing the Teaching of Global Studies

Huangshan, China - Photos by Jared Rosen

Reflecting on mid-year at SYA - A blog by Danielle Kaye

FerMUN 2016: The Change We Need | High School Study Abroad in France

Parents Learn More About High School Study Abroad

A Typical Chinese Dinner to Adventures in the 798 Art District - Photos by Alison Marouk-Coe

Exploring My Family Roots In Czechoslovakia - A blog by Luisa Vosmik

Life in Zaragoza, Spain - Photos by Katie Bauer

Snowfall and the Secret Snowflake party - A Blog by Erin Slichter

Giuliana Nicolucci-Altman FR'16 First High School Student to be Published on News-Decoder

More Than a Physical Journey - A Blog by Amadi Essoka-Lasenberry

3,000 Mile Journey With a Violin

Myioshi SYA Summer China '15 Alum | High School Summer Abroad

Explore. Dream. Discover. Blog by Amadi L. | High School Study Abroad

Google+ Hangout with SYA Alumni and Admissions

Before and After; Starting to feel confident in a new culture - A blog post by Danielle Kaye

Cooking Class in Italy: Video by Michael Chandler

Five Weeks In China and a Lifetime of Memories

Sharing Cultures from California to the Kitchen of Rennes - A blog by Will Conte

Educational Travel Bringing Students Even Closer to Chinese Culture - Photos by Alison Marouk-Coe

Making the Most of Your Summer Abroad with SYA

100 Days in France! A Video by Caroline Bayani

How High School Study Abroad Adds Texture to Your College Application

The Mountains of The Great Wall to the Shanxi Province to the Soccer Fields of Datong - Photos by Jared Rosen

SYA Italy Summer and Yearlong Alum Ariana Lee IT’15 Shares How Her Passion for History and Culture Took Her to Italy

A Life Changing Five Weeks in Beijing - An interview with John I.

A Thursday in the Gorgeous Zaragoza, Spain - A blog by Charlotte Mines

A day in the life of an SYA Italy student - Video by Shanntal Morel

Impromptu Picnics and Chilling with my Host Family - A blog by Luisa Vosmik

Exploring Shanxi, Making New Friends and Embracing Culture - A Blog by Yumna Naqvi

Each Destination is a New Way of Seeing Things - A blog by Karen Ahn

Flavor of Spain - Video by Molly Bocock

New Adventures Around Every Corner - Blog by Cole Billik, SYA France

Hangout with SYA China RD and Students

Meet Daya; A Worldwide Dancer Finding Her Groove at SYA France

Gorgeous Views from SYA Spain - Photos by Caroline Beltz

Notes from a Teen Golfer: From the Green of San Diego to the Driving Range of Rennes

SYA Summer Alum Jack Kreisler "SYA Gave Me A Summer I'll Never Forget"

New Experiences with New Friends - A video by Molly Bocock

Active in the Community and Open to New Experiences by Abby Eymontt

Seeing the World Differently Through the Eyes of Rennes by Will Conte

Experiencing All the Wonders of Beijing - Photos by Jared Rosen

Meeting New Friends and Conquering New Experiences in Beijing by Yumna Naqvi

Adjusting Well to Life in Rennes by Luisa Vosmik

Tales from the Turbs by Karen Ahn

My Life In Pictures by Stella Gewirz

Dear Prospective SYAers, Anxious Parents and Other Study-Abroad Enthusiasts - A blog by Charlotte Mines

SYA Italy Class of '16 Milan Trip

Feeling the rush of excitement for a new place, new experiences and the friendly faces of France by Danielle Kaye

Enlightening Experiences in the Heart of Beijing - By Erin Slichter

SYA China Summer student Kaitlin Robertson says her experience will never be topped

The Journey Has Only Begun; My First Couple of Months in Spain  - Photos by Katie Bauer

Cultural awakenings on the cobblestone streets of Rennes by Cole Billik

Beijing! A new country full of adventures - Photos by Alison Markouk-Coe

Finding Common Ground with my Host Brother by Thomas Godwin

Why Your Child Should Spend a Summer Abroad

Great crepes and galettes – A first taste of France by Amadi Lasenberry

One Month in Viterbo, Italy by Shanntal Morel

21 Of My Favorite Things About Viterbo, Italy by Bella Humphreys

Adventures at SYA Spain - Photos By Caroline Beltz

3 Reasons Why Being Bilingual Will Help Your Future

National Hispanic Day

El Pilar Festival

SYA France: One Month In [VIDEO]

La Macchina di Santa Rosa

12 Facts About The Great Wall of China

Radio Host Helps SYA France Student Fund Trip

The Benefits of Studying Abroad | SYA Staff Spotlight #4

The Benefits of Studying Abroad | SYA Staff Spotlight #3

The Benefits of Studying Abroad | SYA Staff Spotlight #2

High school study abroad & your college essay

The Benefits of Studying Abroad | SYA Staff Spotlight

End of the year reflections | SYA France

Traveling when you study abroad in high school | SYA Spain

Examining Ancient Civilizations | SYA ITALY

My Journey at SYA France | High School Study Abroad

A Reflection On My School Year Abroad | SYA France

Spending A School Year Abroad | SYA Spain

Celebrating Chinese New Year | SYA China

Why I Chose SYA | High School Study Abroad

Model UN Conference in Geneva | SYA France

Google+ Hangout | What kinds of travel do SYA students do while abroad?

Marché de Noel |Spending the Holidays at SYA France

Spending the Holidays at SYA France | High School Study Abroad

Celebrating the Holidays at SYA Spain

My First Month at SYA China | High School Study Abroad

My First Month in Zaragoza, Spain | High School Study Abroad

My First Month at SYA France | High School Study Abroad

My First Month at SYA France | High School Study Abroad

My First Month in Rennes

My First Month at SYA Spain | High School Study Abroad

How Studying Abroad with SYA Changes Lives

7 Must Have Mobile Apps When You Study Abroad

Change Inspires Change | School Year Abroad, Italy

Wrestling Discomfort into Beauty | High School Study Abroad in Spain

Growing and Changing in Spain | High School Study Abroad

Extreme Makeover SYA Edition | High School Study Abroad France

Paving the Path for Future Study Abroad Students | NYU Shanghai

9 quotes from study abroad alums that will make you pack your bags

9 Things You Can't Pass Up While Studying Abroad in Beijing

A parent's reflection on her son's year abroad in Rennes, France

10 Things To Do While Studying Abroad in Rennes, France

10 Things You Can't Pass Up While Studying Abroad in Viterbo, Italy

10 Things to do While Studying Abroad in Zaragoza, Spain

Independence, Freedom and the Ability to Explore | SYA Spain

Michelle Obama wants to hear your study abroad questions!

From Teenager to Young Adult in 9 Months | Studying Abroad in France

Escaping the Cliches of High School Life | Studying Abroad in Spain

SYA China - student's best decision yet | High School Study Abroad

Why WOULDN'T You Study Abroad in High School in Italy?

Oh, the Places SYA Students Will Go | High School Study Abroad

Wise Words About High School Study Abroad from an SYA France Alum

Life In France: A Whole New World | High School Study Abroad

The Bold Have a Good Time in Italy | High School Study Abroad

Inspiration for a New Year in Italy | High School Study Abroad

Translating into Normalcy | High School Study Abroad in Spain

Spreading Knowledge in China | Teaching English while Studying Abroad

Rowing on a Doble | High School Study Abroad in Spain

Cupcakes in France | Spreading Holiday Cheer While Studying Abroad

A Second Home to Me | Studying Abroad in Rennes

Becoming a Local in Beijing, China | High School Study Abroad

Surviving (and learning to enjoy) the metro in Rennes, France

A Little Piece of Comfort In a Big New Place: Zaragoza, Spain

The Best Chinese Teachers I've Ever Had | SYA China

Camarero- The Man Behind the Counter | High School Study Abroad

Making Real French Friends While Studying Abroad

Pumpkin Muffins in China | High School Study Abroad in Beijing

Mission: Assimilate into Viterbo, Italy

The Myths of the Pueblo, Traveling While Studying Abroad in Spain

We Are All Pilgrims; Welcome Aboard the 21st Century Mayflower

Joining The Culture of Beijing | Studying Abroad in China

Immerse Yourself in a New Culture | High School Study Abroad

Life Past the "Tourist" Period in Zaragoza | High School Study Abroad

A High-Speed First Month Studying Abroad in Spain

The First Month Abroad in Viterbo; The Best Month of My Life!

A Public School Kid’s Guide to SYA Classes in China

Rennes, France: Love at first sight

My First Month in Beijing | High School Study Abroad in China

High School Study Abroad | One month in Rennes, France

High School Study Abroad | First impressions from SYA Spain

Celebrating your birthday when you study abroad in high school

An interview with recent high school study abroad alum Daniel B.

6 Must Have Apps When You Study Abroad in High School

Cole spends a year in high school studying abroad in France

Meet our recent high school study abroad alums!

How your high school study abroad experience helps your college essay

High school study abroad: getting your parents on board

How I said yes to spending my junior year of high school abroad

What the holidays are like when you study abroad in China

Answers to your questions from a parent of a current SYA student.

Why you should live with a host family when you study abroad

Who wants to study abroad in high school?

Why study abroad in high school for a full year?

The Benefits of Learning a Second Language: Part Two

Choosing to study abroad in high school

Why Spend a School Year Abroad?

4 Ways to Keep in Touch While Studying Abroad in High School

Living with a Host Family: "They've Made an Incredible Impact on My Life"

The #1 Reason to Study Abroad in High School

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To learn more about our high school study abroad programs, please contact us at sya.admissions@sya.org or 978.725.6828.