Instituto Hemingway High School Abroad Program enables you to strive for and develop linguistic fluency, independence, self-reliance, and tolerance within a well-established, secure structure.
During your stay abroad, you will live with a host family, attend a local high school, and experience daily life in the country of your choice. You will gain an in-depth, first hand knowledge of your host country's culture, traditions, school systems and daily customs. Whether you attend school and live with a family in a suburb of Paris, in an Australian coastal city, or in an ancient Spanish village, studying abroad will be a life changing, enriching experience.
Living with a Host Family
For decades, the cross-cultural home stay has been considered the best educational vehicle for the development of real international understanding. Students accepted into Instituto Hemingway's High School Abroad Program have profound opportunities for cultural immersion by living with a well-screened host family while attending a local high school abroad.
Each host family agrees to provide its international "son or daughter" with meals and his or her own bed.
INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY will enroll you at a public high school abroad and the documentation of school work done overseas will be provided. You are responsible for coordinating any transfer of credits from your high school abroad to your high school. If you have any questions or difficulties, INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY's staff may be able to assist you in this process. Please note that we can not guarantee that your school will accept your studies abroad as credit. You should see your guidance counselor to determine what credits you might need to take outside of your studies abroad to ensure that you graduate from your high school on time. Students from the European Union donīt need any Visa or formal requirement within the EU.
Support of Local Representative
Sometimes called a local representative or a counselor, there will be an adult outside of your host family who will support you throughout your stay abroad. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your local representative. He or she is there for you!
Host Country Orientation
Before coming to your country, you will need to learn as much as possible about the customs and culture of the country where you will be living. This will enable you to settle-in within your host family and community more easily. Upon acceptance to the program, INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY will send you orientation, culture shock, and host country information, so that you can familiarize yourself with your destination. INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY's National Office or local staff will also provide you with a thorough orientation before your departure. You should also read as much as possible about your host country and practice your language skills as much as you can!.
Visa and Travel Arrangements
Upon acceptance to the program, INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY will inform you of what you need to do in order to get a passport and visa. Along with your host family information, INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY will notify you of your arrival city, travel dates, and any travel arrangements that need to be made. All passport, visa and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant and need to be made according to INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY's instructions.
Students from the European Union are exempt from any visa requirement when they want to take a program within the EU.
Family members or friends are welcome to visit the program participant in their host country once their program with INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY is complete.
Visiting home or receiving visits from home during the course of a program like this is extremely disruptive to the program of the student. Such visits very often cause the student to feel homesickness afterward, and to go through the challenging adjustment period experienced at the beginning of the program again after the visit. These reactions to visits are hard on both program participants and host families. Because we truly wish for all of our program participants and host families to have positive experiences, we seek to minimize activities that threaten to detract from the positive experience meant to take place between program participant and host family such as visits to or from home.
As such, receiving visits from friends or family during your program is not allowed.
Applicants must have an interest in other cultures and be willing to participate as fully as possible in the host country's culture and language, in school, and in host family activities. Other desirable characteristics include: flexibility, curiosity, motivation, and a good sense of humor. When applying for INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY's High School Abroad Program, you should have studied the language of the host country for at least two years, have a good academic record and be in good mental and physical health.
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Applicants should submit their applications prior to the deadlines below:
Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: September 15
Countries available include Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, and Spain.
Semesters: 4,800 Euros
Academic Year: 8,400 Euros
If you are a resident of the U.S. or Canada who is interested in one of INSTITUTO HEMINGWAY's Discovery Abroad Programs, please submit the Application and we will be sure to send you a brochure and full application right away! Submit your completed application along with the following documents:
Application materials should be sent to:
CENTRAL OFFICE IN AMERICA
14625 S Mountain Pkwy
HEAQUARTERS IN EUROPE
Bailen 5, 2 Dcha
Once we have received your application, you will need to participate in a general interview, and a language interview as a part of the application process. We will provide you with all the details on these interviews once your application is received.
Feel free to contact us by phone or email.