ABOUT   Every student deserves a world of possibilities; that's why DCPS developed a study abroad program.  DCPS Study Abroad helps ensure that our global citizens have access to global experiences, so that travel becomes the expectation rather than the exception for students.  DCPS' 8th grade, 11th grade, Certificate 3, and Opportunity Academies students who are studying a World Language are eligible for short-term study abroad programs targeting language immersion, cultural immersion, and service learning. Learn more about our eligibility requirements in the How to Apply section of this site.  

COST All DCPS Study Abroad trips are fully-funded, including passport and visa fees, airfare, meals, lodging, and activities on tour.  Aid for students with significant financial need who require support to obtain necessary travel supplies is available upon request. 

TRIP REQUIREMENTS All travelers must obtain a passport and any necessary visas and vaccines prior to trip departure.  Every student traveler is required to participate in pre-departure trainings with their trip leaders, abide by their trip's itinerary, and develop a post-travel "Making Global Local" project about their time abroad. Each student's Making Global Local project will be shared and celebrated with their school and community.