Winners of our FREE trip to Europe contest!

The final vote counts are in and we are proud to announce our winners! To see the winning videos, click here.

RyaCrop 1st place goes to Rya from British Columbia, Canada! Rya shared in her video that she can’t wait to immerse herself in the culture of Spain. She also looks forward to learning more about herself as a tourist, person, and as part of a family in Spain! 
alliCrop 2nd place goes to Ali from San Diego, California! Ali shared in her video that she is part French and looks forward to understanding more of her families culture. She also wants to try new things, like French food! 
EmCrop 3rd place goes to Em from New Brunswick, Canada! Em said that she wants to run with the bulls and become a polyglot! She is passionate about Spanish history and language! Em está lista! 

Congrats to all participants! These nine brave high school students had the iniative to share their travel abroad motivations with the entire world through their videos. This can only be done by a dreamer and a doer.

FREE Europe Trip Video Contest in Full Swing

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Our Free trip to Europe video contest is in full swing as the votes for each video continue to rise! We have nine incredibly unique videos created by high school students in Canada and the United States, which you can see here: VIDEO ENTRIES

The theme for each video is, ‘What are your hopes for a study abroad program?’ Many students have shared about the value of learning more of the language, culture, and food! Some talk about how much they hope to grow personally and socially.

These nine brave high school students are eager to expand their horizons and see this trip as the perfect opportunity. Every day we are checking the votes as they change so quickly!

It looks to be a tight race for first place and we hope that you can help us to spread the word and increase the votes for all contestants!

We all know that value of travel and can’t wait to see which lucky teen will be traveling to Europe for free this summer!


Win a Free Study Abroad Trip to Europe!


Enter now for your chance to win a FREE high school study abroad trip to Spain or France!


  • Create a video on the theme “My Hopes for a Study Abroad Program”. Your video can focus on what you expect from a study abroad program or how you hope a study abroad experience may benefit your future.
  • Your video must be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • We encourage you to get creative in any way you wish. Use humor and have fun! For example, you may highlight how a program in France will lead to a lifetime love of French patisseries or a program in Spain may be a step towards becoming an Ambassador to Spain!

For more free Europe trip contest details, click here!

Buena Suerte/Bonne Chance!

Two $1000 Study Abroad Scholarships!!

Love Photos? Traveling? Saving money?

PhotoScholarshipTwinPhotoTWO scholarships of $1000 each for ECI 2016 summer immersion programs will be awarded this year.

Use your scholarship towards one of our group or individual host family and dorm programs in France or Spain, in locations including Nice, the French Alps, Andalusia or Salamanca. Check out more details about our trips here.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be asked to write a daily photo blog during your trip, recording the highlights of your experience and circulating your posts on social media. We will announce the winners no later than April 30, 2016.

Scholarship Application Steps:

  1. Complete: ECI Scholarship Application Form 2016
  2. Ask a teacher to complete: ECI Teacher Recommendation Form
  3. Write a blog post to appear in the Why Study Abroad category
  4. Email your blog entry to:

For more detailed scholarship information click here.