Trips Abroad

Interested in getting some international experience? Check out these opportunities below for more info.

For more information about trips abroad, please contact Jenny Goettsche or the listed faculty member for each program.

Jenny Goettsche
Phone: (847) 327-7052
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The next trip is the French Exchange in 2019! 

French students,

If you are interested in learning more about the 5 week French Exchange program in Angers and Paris in June 2019 (3 weeks) and fall 2019 (2 weeks), please attend the French Exchange meeting on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the LHS Studio Theater.

A bientôt!
Mr. Guiard


Currently, there are no school organized trips. Please contact Frau Lechner or Herr Kerth for study abroad opportunities.


The next Latin trip is to Italy, France, and London in summer 2019!


The next trip to Southern Spain and Portugal is summer 2020!

Other Opportunities

Summer Arabic Language Program for High School Students - University of Illinois

The Arabic language has been designated by the US government as critical to our National Security.  This summer, high school students can earn 2 University of Illinois credits in just 2 weeks by taking part in our intensive Modern Arabic Language Program. Arabic is one of the emerging must-have languages in an increasingly global world, and now it is available to high school students preparing for college.

Program Highlights:

  • This is a language program designed and run by experienced teachers, tutors, and staff with a native command of Arabic

  • No prior knowledge of Arabic assumed

  • Small class size and supportive environment

  • The program provides solid preparation for college

In just 2 weeks, students can start from scratch in learning Arabic to conversing in it.  With the help of this language program, students will be on their way to gaining a global perspective and setting themselves apart as highly qualified college applicants. We believe that learning Arabic can be the start of a fulfilling college experience!

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX)

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany.

Federal Service Language Academy at the University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July. The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students interested in an immersive intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government.

During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, Japanese, and Portuguese from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (possible agencies include the CIA, DEA, FBI, NSA, Department of State, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of FSLA Germany 2017 in Berlin and FSLA France 2017 in Angers, a three-week language immersion experience. These programs will feature intensive language instruction, cultural excursions, and home stay arrangements with German or French families. This is a Dual Enrollment program with both high school and university German or French credit. Accepted students must be admitted to UNG.