Go Abroad

Find your focus, explore your talents, complement your academic education, and supercharge your passion for learning. Whether you imagine yourself painting murals in an art studio in Italy, protecting nesting sea turtles in Costa Rica, or getting your hands dirty on an organic farm in Japan, ANDEO can help you create the Gap program that fits your goals and interests - and your schedule and budget, too.

Your journey will start with four or more weeks of small-group language classes and a homestay with a local family. Consider this your 'landing pad'! You can use your Gap time to focus your language studies or complement your language experience with internships, volunteer projects, art courses, or cultural excursions.

Programs can be as short as four weeks or as long as a full year and are available year-round. Prices start at $1,650 for four weeks.

All ANDEO Gap Programs include:

  • Intensive, small-group language classes at a select langauge school
  • a homestay with a local family
  • cultural activities
  • airport pick-up
  • some ground transportation
  • medical and accident insurance
  • orientation materials and support

 

Many programs also offer:

  • Volunteer projects
  • internships
  • excursions
  • univesity-level seminars
  • and studio art courses

What is a "Gap Program?"

Literally, a "gap" means a disruption in continuity, and a "gap "program" is often used in the context of a break in continuous education; however, at ANDEO, we prefer to think of it as a time of transition. Consider it a break from the status quo and the beginning of a new perspective.
 

Who Can Participate?

You! Whether you are seeking an adventure before college, implementing your own educational plan, taking a term off from univeristy, contemplating graduate study, or not quite ready to join the workforce, a gap program could be the journey that helps you find your path. It's also a great option for people wanting to change careers, gain practical experience before going back to school, take a sabbatical, or even launch retirement.
 

Why Choose ANDEO?

ANDEO has specialized in educational homestay programs since 1981. We carefully select our international partners based on quality of language classes, excellent student support, and homestays with welcoming families. Rather than travel as a member of a group, you'll gain dirct access to the language, culture, and people for a more authentic immersion experience.
 

Student Feedback

"I had a blast in Spain and learned so much more than just Spanish. It was the best way I could have spent my summer. The experience gave me more maturity and focus about my future. I was worried at first because I didn't know what to expect in a foreign country but ANDEO prepared me for all I needed to know." ~Emily, Gap program in Barcelona~

Share your family's everyday life and culture, practice your language skills with native speakers, and learn about yourself as you learn about the world. We offer summer programs with classes and cultural activities and straight-up immersion adventures during the summer and school year.

"Going on an exchange for one month has been the most humbling, yet empowering thing I have ever done in my life. I learned how to be grounded when literally everything around me was different and plans constantly changed. I learned how to accept change as a positive thing, to live in the moment, and to appreciate things we often take for granted, and much more. I believe those are some of the most important skills in not just working with people, but going through life in general." - Maris

Why travel with ANDEO?

We love homestays! We have specialized in homestay travel since 1981. We truly believe that the best way to experience another culture and improve your language skills is by sharing everyday life with a welcoming host family.

We have first-hand experience traveling and living with host families. Our staff members have all lived with host families abroad and understand the joys and challenges of homestays. We are ready to support you in your cross-cultural adventure.

ANDEO staff members have personally visited each of our partner schools and organizations, and we work directly with these partners to coordinate each program.

You will never be a number. Our programs are small and our service is personal. We won't brag about the thousands of students we send abroad, but we are proud of the personalized service and strong support we give our participants (and their parents, too!)