Study Abroad Programs

Our study abroad programs take students on a life-changing journey to develop intercultural skills, explore other cultures through homestays and historical sites, learn critical world languages, and make friends with high school students from around the world. OneWorld Now! study abroad programs bring together a diverse group of Seattle area high school students to foster transformative international learning experiences. Designed especially for high school students, our programs allow participants to:

  • gain important 21st-century leadership skills and global competencies;
  • experience immersion learning and community service abroad;
  • develop lasting bonds within a diverse group of high school youth from the Seattle area;
  • build friendships with students from around the world.

OneWorld Now! has over 15 years of experience teaching world languages, facilitating youth leadership development, and organizing study abroad programs for high school students. Students will be accompanied by OneWorld Now! staff and have the added support of in-country partners.

2019 Study Abroad Opportunities

Youth Development & Education

Live and serve in Kitezh, a rehabilitative foster community for orphaned and abandoned children south of Moscow. Work alongside community members in maintaining their school, homes, and farm while experiencing first-hand Kitezh’s philosophy of youth leadership development and social responsibility. Learn beginner Russian language and collaborate on a play with Russian youth. Discover the historical sites of the capital city of Moscow, spend an evening at the circus, and experience the hospitality of Russian people. (Up to 6 spots available, students from all language classes welcome to apply)

Dates: July 21 – August 8, 2019

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Peace & Conflict

With the constant onslaught of information about North Korea in the news, it can be difficult to parse out the reality of what is happening in Korea. Through this program, delve into the history leading up to the Korean War from 1950-1953 and the subsequent division of the peninsula along the 38th parallel. Learn about the relationship between the North and South today, and meet with organizations that aim to reunify families across the border. Visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two nations and hear the stories of refugees that have fled the North. Meanwhile, immerse yourself in South Korean culture through activities such as learning TaeKwonDo, cooking bulgogi, and visiting a Buddhist temple. (Up to 15 spots available)

Dates: July 2 – 17, 2019

Multi-layered Identities and the French Colonial Legacy

Delve into the complicated history of French colonization in Morocco and learn about Moroccans’ multi-layered identities as it relates to Arab, Amazigh, and European cultural influences. Compare a French-language high school to a local public school, discuss how language informs identity with Moroccan peers, and learn about the fraught relationship between France and North African migrants today. Meanwhile, explore the capital city of Rabat and immerse yourself in the culture by learning basic Arabic, drumming, and Moroccan cooking.

Dates: April 6 – 14, 2019

Become an OWN Teacher Leader

OWN Teacher Leaders work closely with OWN Staff to support a short-term study abroad program at their school and travel with students for 10 days over spring break. Learn more.