High School Programs > High School Exchange program in France

We talked to our daugther yesterday and she was so happy! She loves it in Rodez-the town, the school, the school staff and the Nacel staff.  She also said she has girls to sit with at lunch and that everyone has been so nice to her. She also said that she is speaking French more and her understanding gets better every day. The experience she is having now is what she expected from the program so I think this is a good match for her. 

Thank you again for all you and the team have done to help with this transition

P. Mother of Kennedy (15)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Argentina

"Living in a different country has given me opportunities to immerse myself in another family, culture, and life. I have grown so much as a person and realized that every day is what I make of it. Every day brings a new challenge and a new memory. I will never be able to forget the friends that I´ve met and the memories I´ve made. A part of me will always stay in Argentina"

Ellen
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Argentina

“My experience with the Nacel program in Rosario, Argentina was nothing short of fantastic. Not only did my Spanish improve dramatically, but also I had the opportunity to meet amazing people and make lifelong friends. I will never forget the day I met my gracious host family – my new “mom” and “dad,” as well as my “brother” and “sister,” each gave me a customary Argentine kiss on the cheek, followed by an enthusiastic tour of their home. By the end of my first day, I felt like part of the family. Learning a second language is challenging, but doing so in a Spanish-speaking environment is an incredible experience. The immersion nature of the program has no strings attached – I attended classes, participated in family life, and made friends – all in Spanish. My family and the program coordinators were extremely helpful – they gave me the support I needed as an exchange student and helped me with the process of language acquisition. Every time I talk with one of my Argentinean friends, I am reminded that my experience has taught me more than a foreign language and culture. As an exchange student, I developed independence, confidence, problem solving skills, and the ability to connect with people who do not necessarily share my cultural background. I encourage anyone who is interested in the Spanish language or Latin American culture to seriously consider Nacel’s program – I know from experience that it will be one of the best adventures of your life.“ Danny, American student This past year has been a once in a lifetime experience and has given me different perspectives on my life and the world. My year has been full of new experiences, new views on the world, and new friends. I have become part of a family, which is one of the best things that we can appreciate in Argentina. Family life here is so different! Above all I have improved my Spanish and experienced the Latino culture. I'm happy I enrolled for this program with Nacel! I had full support, affection and my rep was available every time I needed her. An unforgettable year!!! 

Amanda
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Argentina

“I arrived in Argentina on Wednesday, February 17th. I spent 5 days in Cordoba with the local coordinator and with 2 girls from Germany and another girl from Norway. We had Spanish lessons and we learnt differences between Spanish from Spain and Spanish people talk in Argentina. We also played games in order to learn vocabularies. With the local coordinator, we visited the city of Cordoba, DownTown, Shopping Center... They were always very kind with us and they taught us about Argentine culture: mate, empanadas, asado... It was very useful to spend few days with them, because most of people from this association went to exchange. That is to say that they knew how we felt and what would probably be different from our country and how to behave with these differences."

Chloé
 
 
 

    

Saying good bye to my parents was difficult; I mean I was not going to see them in a long time and I kept wondering how was it going to be to get up in another house and say “good morning” to a family that wasn’t my family. That really scared me a lot. When I cross the gate of the plane, I looked into myself and notice that I was going to experience a huge change. I was not going to be a teenager anymore that relies on his parent´s to get everything that I need and also most importantly, I realized that I needed to start to make my own life. When I arrived to Brazil something strange happened. I was no longer afraid, it was like something changed in me and made me feel that everything was going to be fine. When I first met my Brazilian father I knew that this experience was going to be incredible and when I met my Brazilian mother I felt happy and secure. Suddenly I felt that a needed to know this lovely country from the top to the bottom and did my thing. +1 651 315 7880 | www.nacel.org | skype : nacel.international | info@nacel.org Page 5/10 High school exchange in Brazil 2019/2020 Brazil it’s a country full of contradictions, on one hand it’s a growing economy with a first class growing economy and population; on the other hand they have also people that lives in extreme poverty. That reminded me of Mexico a lot, and also made me thought, what it´s going wrong in the world? I mean, how aren’t people realizing what it´s going on? They live like they’re in a bubble that cover´s them from the reality that their living? I got very angry with myself, because I had to go to another country to realized that Mexico it´s in a very bad situation too. I guess that the big difference about Brazil and Mexico it´s that Brazil wants to make a change and the ones that are searching for it are the young ones. I saw how the teenager´s wanted the best for their future and how they were searching for ways to improve the economy, health and most importantly the education. They are doing it and Brazil it´s changing because of them. I really didn’t know why I chose Brazil to make my academic exchange, but something inside me told me that Brazil had a lot to show me and teach me. My feeling weren’t wrong at all. Now I have tons of new ideas and a new sense of change and I don’t know how, but I would like to share these with my family, friends and the entire world. So now I know why I chose Brazil, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I really would have loved to stay a little bit more and without a doubt I would love to go back, mainly to visit my Brazilian family and also my new friends that I really love and also consider them part of my family and why not to dance a little bit of samba.”

David
 
 
 

    

Last year I had spent a year in Brazil ! I had a father, mother, brother and sister in Brazil – they treated me like a real son and brother. When I first arrived I did not know anything in Portuguese, just “ Hi, bye, sorry mother, father” ( oi, tchau, desculpa, mãe, pai ) so having a conversation with my host Family and friends was so difficult. But my host Family and friends helped me a lot – so I think I have learned Portuguese really quickly ( everyone: THANKS VERY MUCH ) I thank you all ! Brazilian people are wonderfull, they are friendly, fun ... I was in a good mood every single day ! We danced, laughed, travelled; last year I have done so many things ! The year went by so fast – passed away so quickly. At first I did not know how to speak and write in Portuguese, now back in Japan I can write and talk in Portuguese and another thing I have learned is to be GRATEFULLNESS – I believe that every day in Brazil I said the word “obrigado” because everyone helped me, so I repeated “thanks” all the time ... before in Japan I did not say thanks a lot, but now I say thanks all the time as well. This program is really good – I grew a lot in the past 10 months. It is not easy and also there are difficulties but just to make me stronger There are no barriers in the language of the world ! Now I know , every human being are friends 

Daiki (19)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > West of France Boarding school

I love cooking, I would like to be a chef someday. So living here in France, the country of gastronomy, is great!

Guilherme E. (16)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Ireland

My knowledge of English was not sufficient so, with my father, I decided to study in Ireland. My feelings and expectations before departure from Slovakia were clear: to learn the language, get to know a new culture and learn how to be independent.……When I first met my host family, I was properly nervous...Today, after five months with them I have to say that a better host family I could not even ask for…”

Erik T.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Mexico

I decided to go on an exchange almost as soon as I returned from a 2 week trip to Colombia with my school. I knew I wanted to go to a spanish speaking country and I was intrigued by the culture of Latin America. I had many options, but the more I studied and researched each country the more clear my answer became. For me, that answer was Mexico. A historically rich and culture filled country that is what many consider to be the heart of Latin America, Mexico was the perfect choice. Now came the time to choose what part of Mexico I would be doing my exchange in. I wanted to go to the heart of Mexico and what better place than the capital, Mexico City. I was all set, anxiously counting down to the day I left my home in Kentucky and started a new life in Mexico City. Being one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, I was a little overwhelmed at the size of this place when I arrived. I was warmly greeted by my new host family and my coordinator at the airport. Then I was introduced to my new home and began to try to settle in. I was nervous for my 1st day of school. I had no idea what to expect. I soon realized there was nothing to be nervous about as I was made welcome by my new classmates and teachers. It seemed that everyone was eager to talk with me and get to know me so it was not hard to meet new people and make new friends. The people here have been very accepting of me as well as very kind and open. It didn’t take long for me to realize that Mexico City has everything that you could need and plenty of things to do. From the historic district in El Centro, to the modern city buzz of Reforma, to the “town within a city” feel of Coyoacan, it was all here. Not to mention the delicious foods that can be found on every corner. I have no regrets about my decision to come to Mexico City and have done nothing but made good memories and new friends since I arrived. I have always felt welcome and integrated into the community as if I was one of their own. I can honestly Mexico City will always have a place in my life and a this experience has been something that I will not soon forget.

Jadon
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange program in France

“Hellooo! Thank you very much for all the help you all gave us! Fernanda is back home, very very happy with great experiences! It was a wonderful time she had at the school in France! Thanks, thanks, thanks. Tania 

Tania C
 
 
 

    
Language Courses > Summer English Courses in London

This Summer Programme is great! I can’t believe how much I have learnt in such a short time! My favourite lesson was at the Bank of England, as it was so interesting. I also loved seeing the Royal Family at Madame Tussauds. I stayed with a host family who were so friendly and helpful. I feel really happy. 

Kanami M.
 
 
 

    
Language Courses > Summer English Courses in London

This summer course enabled me to meet and speak English with many people, which really improved my confidence. It’s a very practical course, and I learnt a lot of new vocabulary and grammatical structures; not only in the classroom, but also outside the classroom visiting London. I got to visit the famous sights of London, learn about the history of the city, and practise my English. I was able to see London from a different perspective! It has been great fun, I really enjoyed it! 

Maria Dolores L.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Germany

Next week i go home, it was a very nice experience, which i can't forget anymore. I've learned a lot, improved the language, and done things I've wanted to do since I was little, like fencing. I met a lot of nice people who helped me, with whom I had a lot of fun and had this experience. In school it was difficult to understand the teaching well, but nevertheless I discovered a new teaching method and it was very interesting for me because everything is different in school in Italy.

I liked living here very much and I hope I can have another finite experience like this. The city is also very nice, and where I live right now is a multicultural neighborhood, with many shops and restaurants of people coming from other countries, and I have tried new interesting dishes coming from Spain, Turkey, China. During this time I was breathe in Munich in order to

to visit my sister, I drove alone with the bus for 10 hours, but I

I don't think I would have done that before, so I think I'm more independent and enterprising. I hope that I will still be able to interact with the people I met here and hopefully come here. Many greetings

Anna P.
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in Germany

I traveled to Germany to improve the language. This experience helped me to mature and most importantly to know a new culture and make friends that I hope will be for all my life. The early days were a bit hard but the welcome from my host family was so good it helped me to adapt quickly. At school my mates were always special and we even could agree to go to school by bike. I sincerely hope someday to return.

Jose Pablo B.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International Boarding School in Shanghai China

There are no words to thank, all the love, the dedication they had with the kids especially with Sergio.

It was a wonderful year full of experiences, of growth, of sharing, a school full of opportunities. A thousand and thousand thanks for everything, for your concern, for being attentive to the needs of the boys. God bless you and grant you many more years in this wonderful work to continue taking children to a wonderful world.

Thank you Nacel!

Claudia H.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International Boarding School in Shanghai China

I really want to thanks for your hospitality and support provided to my daughter Abril B. all these months at St. Paul American School – Gezhi in Shanghai where she met wonderful people and she learned so much not only in the classroom with excellent teachers but also in different aspects of life. I am sure she will go back to China in a near future to live a new experience and remember these good times. My best regards.

Javier B.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > West of France Boarding school

For me, the first few moments were difficult because I couldn't speak French very well . But I never regretted coming to France. I love my host family very much. I like living in Cholet.

Montserrat G. (18)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > West of France Boarding school

The raclette and tartiflette, it is a delight, I love it. Beyond that, I think people are nice in France. They say hello to you, talk to you, even if they don't know you. It's surprising, but pleasant. And then I made friends in high school, real friends. We built something. It will be very difficult the day of departure. Now it's going very well. I love it.


Paulina C. (16)
 
 
 

    
Summer Camps > French and Sports summer camp in France

The experience as a whole was fantastic, what I enjoyed most was all the new people I got to meet.

Elise (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay in the USA
I stayed with Nacel in Houston, Texas, in 1985, 32 years ago! You celebrate your 60 years, I take this opportunity to send you a photo of me and my host family from Texas, taken in July 1985. I stayed for a month in their home as an exchange student. I have unforgettable memories. I went back to see them several times after and I'm still in touch with them! We send greetings to Christmas and exchange by e-mail. I was 17, my host family had 3 children: a 23 year old boy, who has since had a daughter who came to visit us several years ago in France. And two girls of 18 and 22 years.
Vincent (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay in the USA

At the end of my 11th grade, in 1986, at my request, my parents registered me for the program "homestay immersion" in the USA. My first time outside my family circle and abroad! I found myself in Kentucky in Louisville in a charming and caring family and with 2 girls my age (Janet 17 and Michelle 19). Immediately we became friends and I was a member of the family! I was out of all the outings and I met all their high school friends. Despite the difficulties of languages ​​encountered at the beginning, this stay was very rich in cultural, human and linguistic experiences. This first contact with the United States allowed me to make very nice meetings and to continue to go to the USA for 4 years in succession and even to make my internships in a company there. This reinforced my taste for learning the English language and a certain openness to the outside world. 30 years later and thanks to emails and Facebook now, I have kept in touch with this family and some friends! Thanks to Nacel for making me live this very beautiful experience. In the summer of 2018, I would like to bring this experience to my 16 year old daughter ...”

Sylvie B
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International Boarding School in Shanghai China

This opportunity changed my life forever, and for the better. My advice is to accept these opportunities, as it is one of the things that most make you grow as a person. The first month was quite hard and I felt too far away from Costa Rica, friends and family, but talking to the friends I made, for the second month, I no longer wanted to come. I learned to be more independent, to control money, to move around a city as big as Shanghai without any problem.

Mark Anthony D. (16)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International Boarding School in Shanghai China

If I had to describe my experience in China in one word, I would use the word "unique". At first I was afraid to travel to the other side of the world, but I quickly forgot it.

José Miguel A. (16)
 
 
 

    
Language Courses > Summer English Courses in London

This course is brilliant! I have been to London a few times before but in this course I really got to know the history and culture of this great city. It’s incredible! I feel so much more confident in speaking English. I will definitely come back next year. The teachers are really, really good.

Edera B.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Germany

This year our family was host to Jana from Slovakia. It was a unique experience that helped our family to communicate with a foreign schoolgirl. We got acquainted with the culture and traditions of Slovakia and tried to show Jana the customs of our region, as well as the customs of our family. For half a year of living, Jana became a member of our family, we are very used to her and we will see her depart with sadness. Sincerely, Natalia Z. Host family of Jana J. from Slovakia, after her school year in Germany. 

Natalia Z.
 
 
 

    
Language Courses > Summer English Courses in London

I love London. Everybody at the school is really friendly and supportive. I am very happy with my course. My English has improved so much in a short space of time! Fabian Solymar Graduate Systems Engineer Hungary London is a great place to study. We had lots of activities to do outside; in museums, markets, and famous locations, and I’ve learnt so many new words and phrases. This course made learning English fun! 

Jordan
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Program in England

I'm delighted I came to College in England with Nacel, the lecturers are excellent...

​...they are always available to help if needed and as there are no barriers you can ask any questions. I'm currently predicted 3A*s at A-Level with the hope to go on University College London to study Economics and Business with Eastern European studies, with the dream of one day becoming a Director of a company or owning my own business.

My one word to describe my College would be lovely.

Milan C.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange program in France

On behalf of my daughter Andrea and myself I want to thank you both for giving Andrea the opportunity to have an incredible inter-cultural experience for a year during her stay at Cholet. Be sure that your efforts have definitely contribute of making of Andrea a better human being. Best Regards.

Aldo
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International High School in the USA

I enjoyed every time I spent with my host family in the USA. I have enjoyed talking to them and having dinner, watching movies. I am very proud that thanks for my grades, i will be accepted to College. To study hard was worthy. I feel very happy about this experience rigth now. 

Roberto
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Chile

Hi Nacel, We are so happy with the family that you found for Ines, it's such a perfect match for our family and our daughter! We just wanted to say thanks!!! It would have been difficult to find a better match!! Have a very nice day!” 

Olivia
 
 
 

    
Language Courses > Summer English Courses in London

I love my course! Really got to know London and my English really improved. I made many friends. I will really miss London. Many thanks to everybody

Anna Ch.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Program in England

One of the best things about the College is ‘being able to find out who you are’, and to ‘find your balance’. I enjoyed the fact that everyone is open minded about equality, and it’s OK to be who you are’.”

Catinca
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Spain

We worked with Nacel for 6 months to prepare our 15-year old daughter for a year of high school abroad in Spain. The staff were very responsive, answering all of our questions and addressing our concerns immediately. Emails and phone calls were responded to quickly, and the staff were always available by phone. Additionally the Nacel staff went above and beyond their role to problem solve with us when we experienced challenges and confusion in the bureaucratic process of the embassy requirements. Our host family selection was done with thought and care for our daughter’s age and experience level. It is obvious that a positive student experience is paramount at Nacel. We felt at all times that we were working with individuals who cared for our daughter's well-being (and ours as parents, too.) At the time of departure, we felt fully prepared, knowing where our child would be going, what she would need for the school system and life abroad, and we were put in direct communication with our fantastic host family to guide us into a successful year abroad. Thank you to all the Nacel staff involved in making our daughter’s dream a reality. Thank you! 

Ginevra
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Spain

Hola Nacel!

No te he olvidado durante mi año aquí en España, y estoy totalmente enamorada con Asturias. He estado estudiando para 5 meses, y como dice mi padre de aquí, "si estas comiendo 3 dedos, ya acabaste dos y solo queda uno." Pero estoy muy triste que en 4 meses hay que volver a mi país y tengo que dejar a mi familia española.

Pero bueno, no pasa nada. Ahora mismo, estoy muy contenta. smile emoticon Estoy estudiando mucho porque en un mes, vamos a Cádiz para Semana Santa. ¡Tengo muchas ganas! Así que estoy estudiando, en los fines de semanas voy al cine con Celia y nos dormimos en la casa de mi abuela. Cocinamos mucho, que me encanta. Ahora, sé cómo se hace la tortilla española, fabada asturiana y lentejas.

Otra vez, gracias por todo. Sin vosotros, este viaje no habría sido posible, y ha cambiado mi vida.

Besos,

Sophia

Sophia
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School in Andalusia

My family is great. I really like it here! In my classes, it is still difficult to understand however, the tutor is great. she helps me a lot with my homework because it is hard to read in subjects like anotomía and filosofía and when I don’t have homework, she helps me with Spanish. As for my spanish, I would'nt say that it is that good yet but it has improved since I have got here… Love, Hannah

Hannah
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Spain

Aidan is doing great and Marta is a sweetheart. He is very happy with his family. Marta and I talk back and forth she is doing wonderfully with her English. Thank you again for this amazing and life changing experience that you helped facilitate for Aidan. Brooke C. 

Brooke C.
 
 
 

    
Language Schools > English school in London

"I’m really satisfied with my stay in London, because of the quality of the teacher and the good atmosphere during courses and at the residence. Your information regarding travel and accommodation were clear and detailed. I thank the whole Nacel team!"

Elisa (20)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > South of France Boarding school

"I leave France after 10 months here with Nacel. I would like to thank you for all what you have done for me this year, everything was fine and I think that I’ve learned a lot. Merci Nacel!"

Aneyrin (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay Spain

"I really liked the family I was staying with; they were all very open and nice to me. However, I would have preferred that they take me out to do certain activities some of the time I was there, or do some sightseeing or something of the sort, because there were moments when I got bored during my stay. My bed was also not very comfortable, but I can live with that. All in all I had a lot of fun and I really liked the family."

Laura (16)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in Germany

"A wonderful host family! It is difficult to find such a family, but a serious organization like yours is able to find it!"

Kelvin
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay Spain

“Hi everybody,
I would like to thank you for given Marine and Mélissandre the opportunity to spend a great stay in Cadiz. The set-up was just perfect and everything was alright. Unfortunately, I don’t speak a word of Spanish and that’s why I am not able to call Carmen and Paco, who kindly hosted our daughters. But I would be glad if you’d give them my warm thanks. I hope I’ll have the opportunity to organise another stay abroad with your organism. Kind regards, Shirley”

Marine and Mélissandre
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in Germany

“I would like to keep you informed of Théo’s stay in P’s family in Germany. I think it has been the best host family Théo could have, really open-minded and generous as well as very kindly and attentive to him. Thanks once again for this homestay abroad. King regards, Sylvie.

Théo
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay Spain

“Dear Nacel, I had a wonderful summer =) Thank you so much for setting everything up. Traci”

Traci
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Program in England

“Hi everybody, My name is Martin B., I'm 17 years old student from Bratislava, currently studying abroad in England. It's very difficult to express how thankful and happy I'm to be here. The opportunity, to go study abroad, is the thing everyone should pick up. It helps you, not only improve your English, you also meet lot of new people and learn how to communicate with the new world. If you are afraid of missing your family and friends, don't worry, one year might sound like a long time, but once you find friends and settle down in your host family, the year abroad will be great experience for you. Martin”

Martin
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Australia

"I assist the German teacher in the classroom and prepare exercises at home. It is good to see that I can support the students in learning German. We get along very well! I have met a lot of new people here since I arrived, especially at school, who are very friendly and helpful. I really feel comfortable here. I enjoy the time!"

Tina (27)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School in Japan

"My name is Angela, I am from Romania and I have participated in the high-school one year program in Japan [when I was 15 years old]. […]Learning the language from scratch in Japan made me feel like I was born again. I had the chance to learn again not only a new language, but new feelings, new emotions. I decided that I had to stay for another year in order to fully accomplish my goals there. […] It was more like an experience of learning about people and understanding myself in a different environment. My host family helped me a lot in this process. After going over a few cultural shocks and misunderstandings, soon my host mother became my best friend, the person who would not only teach me about Japan, but about life as well."

Angela (15)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Program in England

"Dear Nacel, Me and Iris are writing this letter to you to tell you about our experience in England. Our goals and motivations before applying to this program were to learn English and to get to know English culture. We chose to come to England and not to go to USA because England is closer to our country and we can learn the most spoken language. As we are an EU country we didn’t have to request visa for UK but we had to fill in the forms for applying at college. When we arrived in UK we were welcomed by the college staff and we met our new mates. Boston is a small town with a big supermarket and lots of nice people. The good part of this program is that at the end of the year we will have an Academic IELTS certification for English language and some degrees in the subjects we studied that could help us for university application. Our future plan is to apply for university here and maybe to continue the college here. Best regards, Alex and Iris"

Alex and Iris (17)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Italy

"Being an exchange student has been a wonderful experience. I’m really happy; I’m enjoying myself and I’m learning so many things.My host family is really nice. I feel that I’m really a part of the host family!!!! and I’m really happy because I had to move to a different family, but not because we had a problem, they couldn’t host me, but they are really nice, sometimes I go to their place for dinner. With my current host family I get along really well!!!! I’m doing well at school too, my Italian is improving every day, and I also have made a lot of friends. At the benning I was kind of scared because everybody told that the first couple of months of this experience are hard because you get to feel lonely or homesick, but it has been different to me because since the day I arrived I have been really happy, and the time has been going so fast that I would like to stay longer, but I can’t hehe.. NACEL has been great too; they have supported me all the time. Every day of this experience has been unforgettable!! The fact that you are away from home, experimenting a new culture, a new language gives you the opportunity to grow, it’s kind of hard at the beginning, but you realized how much you can improve and grow all the time. I do miss my city, my family and friends sometimes, but I’m aware that the time is going by really fast so I want to enjoy every single day of my year as an exchange student."

Viviana (19)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay in the USA

“Good morning to the Nacel team! I would like to share with you a little story, mine, which Nacel has played an important role. During the summer 1981, I was 16 years old and I took part in a trip to the USA organised by Nacel. During a month I stayed with an American family from Colorado and even went back the following year. This short time spent abroad linked me to the American culture which had a strong influence on me and the rest of my life. After the “Bac”, I enter the French-American school in Paris. Two years later, I was admitted at the Hartford College. During these studies, I met the one who became my wife. Today, we have two teenagers. I’ve got 45 years old and 80% of my life is the consequence of this simple language travel which, on the moment, bored me. Thank you for your job. Sincerely.”

Francis
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Argentina

“Eleanor does seem to be thoroughly enjoying her stay in Rosario. Thank you so much for your email and we have heard from Eleanor – she is very much enjoying her stay with Lucia and her family who sound wonderful. Thanks once again for your excellent coordination and assistance in making this a great experience.” Eleanor

Eleanor
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Spain

“Ellen had a wonderful time. Thank you for all your help. Ellen’s mother”

Ellen
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay in Mexico

“Dear Nacel.  Thanks for your update.  I can’t tell you how thankful I am to K. and the gentleman who took Sean (my son) to the hospital last night.  I was so relieved that there were people there who were concerned about what was happening to Sean.  I’m sure you can imagine how difficult it would be for anyone, let alone a young person, to be ill and in a hospital in a foreign country all alone. I commend Nacel for having a well-run program. I am grateful for the kindness shown by the people associated with Nacel in Playa del Carmen.”
Colleen, mother of Sean.

Sean
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International Boarding School in Paris

 A young Mexican graduate has given us his experience and his impressions about his school year at Notre-Dame International High School:

Why did you choose Notre-Dame International High School to obtain your diploma?
Honestly it was my mother but I never thought it will be like this so good nice people all very well teachers with good capacity in all the things!
 
How would you describe this school?
Only good things. nice people nice stuff nice teachers.
 
What did this school bring you over another one more classical one?
The ability to interact with another nationality, learn about them.
 
Will you continue your studies after your diploma? What will you study and where?
Sure I have to. I will go to university in Mexico for the moment I’m not sure.

What are your plans for the future? How you project yourself in the future?
First than all I have to finish my university then get a good job.
 
Do you advise this school to other young students?
Yes I did to my family and friends.
 
Have you had difficulties to adapt to the US curriculum and teaching style?
First it was because when I came I didn’t know any English but now is fine.

What’s your favourite subject?
I think between environmental and us history.
 
Do you think you are able to use your French knowledge for your career?
Probably but learn French is one of my future plans.
 
Have you been able to travel within France and Europe?
Yes

How did you use your leisure time after school?
with my friends, doing homework, playing soccer.
 
What did you plan for your summer holiday?
Definitely go home there will see.
 
Was it hard to leave your parents to study in France?
In the very beginning it was but when yourself get adapted all is fine. 

Lorenzo
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International High School in the USA

 Four young people from four different countries, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Slovakia, have transmitted us their experiences and impressions of their school year at St. Paul Preparatory School:

-If they were to describe their academic year in one word:
Eli, Mexico "Awesome”
Reipan, Japan: "Amazing”
Ray, Indonesia: "Unforgettable”
Monika, Slovakia: "Eye-opening”

-The most memorable moment:
Eli, Mexico: "I think soccer was the best”
Reipan, Japan: "Enjo Japan dance and dinner”
Ray, Indonesia: "Meeting friends”
Monika, Slovakia: "Many moments with my friends”

-If they had to change something:
Eli, Mexico: "Nothing”
Reipan, Japan: "More Japanese students”
Ray, Indonesia: "That the school would provide a fridge for students”
Monika, Slovakia: "Students from more countries”

-Overall Experience:
Eli, Mexico: "It was an excellent experience”
Reipan, Japan: "It was really good”
Ray, Indonesia: "It was great”
Monika, Slovakia: "Very good”

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS ATTENDING ST. PAUL PREPARATORY SCHOOL
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Program in England

"A year stay at this College gave me an unforgettable experience, helped me to develop my English skills through the EFL classes on a higher standard. I have gained many valuable experiences, which I can apply in the future. A wide range of school trips helped me to broaden my mind and it showed me the further possibilities in life. The education system in the UK is different from the one in my home country, teachers were much more helpful and their attitude to students was much better.  I lacked a more frequent interaction with local students unfortunately, since most of my classmates and friends were international. I couldn’t avoid contact with the students from my home country, which were around every single corner of Boston, either! :-) Overall, I found the college part of my studies excellent, but I was a bit disappointed about the mentality of local people and the services provided in the town, moreover there were nearly no possibilities to do sports, as it collided with my timetable and I came here to study."

Tomas
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Program in England

"I found this College, generally a good place to study. Lessons are interesting, and the staff and teachers are polite, helpful and understanding. They are wanting to help when you have got a problem in, or outside school. For me, it was hard in the beginning to understand and communicate while on lessons, but I could always ask for support, and I was slowly getting better. One thing that I especially like is, as this is English School System, that I can choose the subjects which suit me best. This makes the learning less hard as I'm learning what I want to learn, and I'm not bored on lessons. However, I had a problem at the beginning with writing essays as we do not do it often in my polish school, but then I got used to it. School is modern with access to library and so the computers, which are also helpful during lessons.
My personal experience is quite good. I met new people from many different places, and they are usually kind.
Overall, I really liked living in UK, and I saw many new places."

Agnieszka
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Australia

Leyla lives in Australia for a year, she has lived in a boarding house and she assesses Nacel’s organisation of her trip and her accommodation.
 

Nacel organisation :

Quality of Nacel’s website : good
Information about your program provided by Nacel's website: good
Nacel's staff through your stay:  good
Documents provided after your application: good

Accommodation:

Distance between your accommodation and the school:   very good
Comfort of your accommodation:  neutral
Quality of the meals served in the family:  neutral

To conclude:

 I would rate this program at: good

Leyla
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > Environmental Volunteer Exchange program in Costa Rica

“Going to Costa Rica for five months was an experience that changed me forever. I never thought that I could experience something so different from what I was used to, and despite all the hardships I faced I wouldn't trade the experience for the world. Thanks!”

Evan
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in Germany

“Thank you for your email. I can't even begin to explain how wonderful Kristi's experience has been. She had a wonderful host family who really went out of their way to show her their country and culture. She was able to meet most of their extended family, too. She is returning home this evening and she told me yesterday when I spoke to her that although she was so sad to be leaving her host family she is happy to be seeing us again. Thank you for all your help and assistance.” Kristi’s mother

Kristi
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International High School in the USA

I enjoyed my stay in St. Paul. I am grateful that I had such a good host family like that. I had only a host mother but three roommates. My roommates were from Korea, China, and Switzerland. I shared my room with a girl from Switzerland. My host mother, a very nice person, took care of us all. She cooked very delicious food. We all three respected and helped her. We washed dishes after every supper. Many students want to be hosted by her. My classmates asked me if my host mother would like to host them next year. I loved my host family. My roommates were very funny. We always helped each other with anything. My host mother and roommates, and I always joked. I had a lot of fun with my host family.

I liked the St. Paul Preparatory School. The most of all I like the teachers. They were very nice and funny. It was interesting when they were teaching in classes. It was nice to meet students from different countries.  But it was not easy to make a friends because most students talked only with students from their own countries. I learned a lot about other countries. I made a friend at the end of the school year. My friend and I went to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Downtown Minneapolis. The most exciting thing was a concert. We went to Rihanna’s concert at Target Center. I got a lot of experience from the school. I feel my English improving. I want to thank you for a chance you gave me to study in St. Paul Preparatory school.

Yulduz R.
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Argentina

"This past year has been a once in a lifetime experience and has given me different perspectives on my life and the world. My year has been full of new experiences, new views on the world, and new friends. I have become part of a family, which is one of the best things that we can appreciate in Argentina. Family life here is so different! Above all I have improved my Spanish and experienced the Latino culture. I'm happy I enrolled for this program with Nacel! I had full support, affection and my rep was available every time I needed her. An unforgettable year!!!"

Amanda (16)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Argentina

“My experience with the Nacel program in Rosario, Argentina was nothing short of fantastic. Not only did my Spanish improve dramatically, but also I had the opportunity to meet amazing people and make lifelong friends. I will never forget the day I met my gracious host family – my new “mom” and “dad,” as well as my “brother” and “sister,” each gave me a customary Argentine kiss on the cheek, followed by an enthusiastic tour of their home. By the end of my first day, I felt like part of the family.
Learning a second language is challenging, but doing so in a Spanish-speaking environment is an incredible experience. The immersion nature of the program has no strings attached – I attended classes, participated in family life, and made friends – all in Spanish. My family and the program coordinators were extremely helpful – they gave me the support I needed as an exchange student and helped me with the process of language acquisition.
Every time I talk with one of my Argentinean friends, I am reminded that my experience has taught me more than a foreign language and culture. As an exchange student, I developed independence, confidence, problem solving skills, and the ability to connect with people who do not necessarily share my cultural background.
I encourage anyone who is interested in the Spanish language or Latin American culture to seriously consider Nacel’s program – I know from experience that it will be one of the best adventures of your life."

Danny (17)
 
 
 

    
Language Schools > French School in Lyon

"I enjoyed the experience very much and it was great that everybody at the camp was so friendly & helpful to us. It was a very enjoyable way to learn French. Thank you."

Pablo (16)
 
 
 

    
Language Schools > French School in Rouen

"Caroline enjoyed her stay in Rouen very much. She particularly liked the family and said she learned a lot from them. She felt very safe and well taken care of. Caroline enjoyed meeting the other students from all the other countries.
We are very pleased with the program and are very grateful to her host family."

Caroline (17)
 
 
 

    
Home Lessons > Private Italian courses in Italy Other destinations

"I passed my exam and I’m waiting to receive my certificate from the University of Siena level B2 intermediate. The teacher's family is a very nice couple and they made my stay very enjoyable. They treated me like one of the family and the teacher was very professional in the way she organized the lessons. I would have no hesitation in recommending the program to anybody whom wants to improve their Italian."

Joseph (49)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay Spain

"The experience that my son Sterling (17) had while in Barcelona was an amazing and a very positive one. He was very impressed and felt at home with his host family. Not only did he come home with a better Spanish vocabulary , a sense of accomplishment, and a desire to experience more of the world, he came home with some great recipes.
This experience has allowed him the insight into another countries way of life. He is ready to go again and we will be making that happen this summer. We are in the process of lining him up a trip to London, and again to Barcelona. Our Sincere, Thanks, Joanna & Sterling, Melbourne, Florida, USA"

Sterling (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay Spain

"I went to Barcelona in 1988 for 4 weeks through Nacel. I was so nervous about being away from home and speaking Spanish, but the program was so well organized and the people at Nacel placed me with the perfect family. I stayed in a beautiful summer home in Sitges and did a lot of sight seeing. I had a wonderful experience and I am now a Spanish teacher. I recommend Nacel to all my students."

Jil (37)
 
 
 

    
Language Schools > Spanish school in Barcelona

"A wonderful town, a great weather, open-minded, funny and smiling inhabitants, Barcelona is a town that one cannot forget! The school is perfectly located, teachers are attentive and courses are really interesting. In one week, I’ve learned the equivalent of 4 months at high school. To be done again!"

Sara (18)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in France

"Dear Nacel! How are you? I’m fine! Time ran so fast and I leave France tomorrow! I’ve learned so much during my stay here in France, either in Brittany or in the Pyrénées. Everything was fine. Thank you for caring on me during this time! Au revoir!"

Akané (16)
 
 
 

    
Language Schools > English school in Cambridge

"This program completely fulfilled my expectations. I really enjoyed staying with my private teacher, who warmly welcomed me. She made me discover Cambridge and thanks to her advices, I’ve made the best of my stay there. Her efficient teaching method allowed me to progress."

Anne (18)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay in Ireland

"I would definitely recommend this program. The family I stayed with was great! They were so kind and helpful. Celine was so helpful and I really could not have asked for a better experience! It was fantastic. My family was amazing and it was one of the best experiences I think I will ever have. I would do it again in a minute."

Tyler (16)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Junior Homestay in France

"I found my homestay to be very fun and effective. My French skills improved and now I have friends in France. Overall a great experience."

Eliza (16)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School integration in Argentina

"Living in a different country has given me opportunities to immerse myself in another family, culture, and life. I have grown so much as a person and realized that every day is what I make of it. Every day brings a new challenge and a new memory. I will never be able to forget the friends that I´ve met and the memories I´ve made. A part of me will always stay in Argentina."

Lindsay F, Mother of Ellen former student in Argentina (16)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in France

"Thomas enjoyed his stay in France and his French standard seems to have improved significantly as a result. The family with whom he stayed was friendly and hospitable and made an effort to ensure that he visited interesting places and experienced aspects of French culture. The accommodation they provided was comfortable and the food was good. We were particularly pleased that the family ate together every evening and Thomas was able to take part in their conversation and family time at the dinner table.
We are glad that we put Thomas into the programme and would recommend it to other parents of children wishing to improve their ability in a foreign language."

Thomas (17)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Ireland

"I made a lot of friends, learned the language efficiently and learned about great cultural differences, although the first 4 months if you struggle with the language it can be rather difficult. The program is a good way to integrated with other cultures. I would recommend to anyone who would be interested in taking the challenge.
Thank you for having this program and making one my dreams possible. I do not mind to give guidance to anyone else that may want to participate or to Nacel. Marcelo"

Marcelo (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in Germany

"It was truly organized wonderfully! The staff did their absolute best to help make my stay in Germany phenomenal! I had the most wonderful time in Germany. The German coordinator, Mrs. Jelka B***, truly put thought into which family I would be best suited for. I had the opportunity to consistently speak the language with the family and they helped me learn and progress. I was fortunate enough to have seen more of Germany than I could have ever asked for. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to go to Germany and immerse myself in the life and culture of a German for four weeks with the V****. I had the best four weeks of my life with them. My interest for cultures and languages has dramatically increased and I hope to have the opportunity to travel and immerse myself in the culture and language of other countries even more in the future. Thank you so much!"

Selma (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Home Schooling in the USA

"Everything was perfect: host family, teaching, accommodation.
I would especially like to recommend my host family who was exceptional, open minded and warm. A lot of visitors, relatives and friends, used to come home so that it was very interesting to listen to them and to exchange our views.
My tutor is a very experimented teacher so it was easy for her to adjust to my specific level of English. For example, she used to train me to debate various problems (society, economy, politic) which I would need for my studies (European law).
The family did everything for me and I found normal to help in little housework’s (dressing the table, taking out the dog…) as if I was at home. "

Ilona (18)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > International High School in the USA

"From having attended an American public school all of my life, and then switching to Nacel International School, my mind has opened up to a world a lot larger than I once thought it was. I attended the Nacel International School the last three of my high school years and gained experiences I couldn't get anywhere else. Being surrounded by students, as well as the occasional teacher, from different countries has been one of the most educational experiences of my life. Nacel gave me the chance to gain friends from all over the world and I'll treasure those relationships forever. The Nacel International School was the best choice I have ever made in my life."

Paul (18)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay in France and Discovery Paris

"I really enjoyed my stay in France. Nacel did a wonderful job of placing me with a perfect family. They shared many of my interests, like running, so I was able to do my summer conditioning for cross country with my family."

Melanie (17)
 
 
 

    
Homestay Programs > Homestay and High School in Italy

"The family was very nice. I was given a warm welcome by the family. Their family life was a bit different like it’s for me in Austria. But it was a great new experience to see how everyday life of an extended family is like."

Nora (18)
 
 
 

    
High School Programs > High School Exchange in Spain

I spent two weeks in July 2015 in the Barcelona, Spain homestay program living in the Sabadell suburb area. I traveled to Spain from U.S. and was the only American student in this program. My homestay family was a very nice, retired lady, Anna, who was very kind and nurturing. My roommate was a French student who I became very close to and enjoyed my time with her. We got along very well and had many common interests. This homestay program provided me with a great exposure to the Spanish culture. I got to spend time with my host family, which included a grand daughter who also became a goodf riend. I continue to be in contact with all the new friends that I made this summer. …Overall, I would highly recommend this homestay program to students who want to experience life in Spain. I made many good friends on this trip and hope to continue to stay in touch with them, including my homestay family and tutor.

Eva A.
 
 
 

    
Language Courses > Summer English Courses in London

I had a great time here in London! The Summer Programme is not only a way to learn English but also an opportunity to meet new people, learn about different cultures and discover London life. I highly recommend this course!

Fabio G.
 
 
 

    
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