Language: 1 year (2 for the program in Paris)
Teacher Recommendation: Yes
You should be interested in other cultures and ready to participate in all classes, cultural activities, excursions, and your host family's everyday life. Being flexible about new experiences, foods, and ways of communicating is important, as well as having the maturity to travel independently and adapt to new situations.
All ANDEO homestay study programs include:
Fun, interactive language classes that will change your idea of "summer school" forever. You will learn in small groups with teens from around the world. The language classes will help you build your communication skills, understand the local culture, and become comfortable in real-life language situations. The classes usually take place every weekday morning (afternoons in Costa Rica) for three to four hours. On some days, you might venture out of the classroom to try out your language skills at a local market or in interviews with native speakers.
Exciting cultural activities and excursions that invite you to dive into the local culture. Depending on the location, the cultural activities may include cooking or dancing lessons, visits to nearby small villages or famous sights, nature hikes, or sports on the beach. In some places, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with a community service project. Click on the name of the country of your choice below to get more details.
Homestays that offer you a window into the local culture as well as additional chances to practice your language skills.
Local support by the local school staff and homestay coordinator who are available throughout your stay to help you make the most of your summer abroad.
Orientation materials that include practical information about your host country and help you prepare for your adventure abroad.
ANDEO staff support for you and your parents throughout the application process, in your preparations, and during your stay abroad.
Comprehensive medical travel insurance