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! Language & Leadership Study Abroad Program brings together a culturally and economically diverse group of Seattle area high school students to provide a transformative international learning experience. Designed especially for high school students, the program will allow students to:
  • learn critical world languages;
  • gain important 21st-century leadership skills and global competencies;
  • experience immersion learning and community service abroad on a chaperoned trip;
  • develop lasting bonds within a diverse group of high school youth from the Seattle area;
  • build friendships with students around the world through online and in-person exchanges.
OneWorld Now!’s curriculum is based on over 13 years of experience teaching foreign languages, facilitating youth leadership workshops, and organizing study abroad trips for high school students. Students will be accompanied by OneWorld Now! chaperones and have the added support of in-country partners. In 2016, OneWorld Now! offered programs to China, Morocco and Russia. The application is now CLOSED for 2016 summer programs. Please sign-up for email alerts to learn about 2017 opportunities.

Upcoming Study Abroad Opportunities

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IIE Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partner

OneWorld Now! took the Institution for International Education’s pledge to increase the number of American students who study abroad. As of October 2015, the IIE-led Generation Study Abroad initiative now includes more than 600 partner organizations, including 350 U.S. colleges and universities, and 100 from outside of the United States. Study abroad organizations and education associations as well as 14 country partners around the world have also joined. In addition, 500 K-12 teachers from 50 states have pledged to take action to encourage their students to develop a global perspective and consider studying abroad when they are in college. Are you an educator or organization working in the field of study abroad? Take the pledge and join IIE Generation Study Abroad. GSA_partner_logo_blue    

Frequently Asked Questions about OneWorld Now! Study Abroad Program Fees

OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young people have access to transformative international education. While maintaining a commitment to making our unique programming accessible to underserved students, we welcome applications from any high school student able to participate in our summer study abroad programs.

What is the study abroad program fee?

Study abroad program fees for summer 2016 programs range from $2,300 to $2,600. The program fee will depend upon destination, length of program, and if the application is submitted by the priority deadline of December 31, 2015. Students who are accepted and submitted their application before the priority deadline, will receive a $300 discount.
Program Priority Deadline Program Fee Regular Program Fee
China 2016

$2,300

$2,600

Morocco 2016

$2,300

$2,600

Russia 2016

$2,300

$2,600

What does the program fee include?

The program includes: all meals, accommodations, field trips while abroad, visa fees, and language and leadership training for the duration of the program. The student is responsible for airfare, passport fees, and spending money for gifts and souvenirs.

What is the cost of airfare?

In past years, airfare ranges from $1,500 to $1,800 depending on destination. Prices in airfare fluctuate widely. OneWorld Now! works closely with airlines and travel agencies to secure more affordable tickets. OneWorld Now! will purchase the tickets several months in advance of the departure date and invoice the student’s family.

Can I apply for a scholarship?

You may submit a request for scholarship support. OneWorld Now! is committed to working with every family to make these program affordable, regardless of financial background or difficulties. Contact our program staff to discuss your situation. Although we will do everything we can to meet the needs of applicants, we cannot guarantee approval of all requests. To request an application, email hello@oneworldnow.org.

How can I pay?

OneWorld Now! accepts program fees via check, money order, cash or credit card via our website. Checks and money orders should be made payable to OneWorld Now!.

When is the program fee due?

The program fee for study abroad is made in multiple installments: February 19, 2016 – Commitment payment towards tuition is due (50%) April 15, 2016 – Airline ticket payment is due ($1,500 – $1,800) June 1st, 2016 – Final tuition payment must be submitted to OWN (50%)

Can I arrange a payment plan?

If financial constraints prevent students from paying on the schedule outlined above, families will be given the option to a set-up a monthly payment plan. If you opt for a monthly payment plan, we request that an “Electronic Funds Transfer” is set-up through our website. If a student is placed on a payment plan, late payments will jeopardize a student’s chance to participate in the program.

If I drop out of the program, do I get a refund?

Dependent on the reason you leave the program and when you leave the program you may be eligible for a refund on the program fee. Money paid towards the airline ticket is non-refundable. If you choose to leave the program and notify OneWorld Now! in writing about your departure, you are eligible for a refund. You must attend an Exit Interview with OneWorld Now! to receive the refund.
If you withdraw 5 months from date of departure: You will receive a refund of 90% of the program fee paid to date
If you withdraw 4 months from date of departure: You will receive a refund of 70% of the program fee paid to date
If you withdraw 3 months from date of departure: You will receive a refund of 50% of the program fee paid to date.
If you withdraw 2 months from date of departure: You will receive a refund of 30% of the program fee paid to date.  
If you withdraw one month from date of departure: You will receive a refund of 10% of the program fee paid to date.  
If you withdraw less than one month from date of departure: You are ineligible for any refund. This close to departure we will be unable to find a student replacement.

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