summer, Semester or gap year for high school students
High School students
Experience Europe with the home base in Portugal
CAISL - Carlucci American International School
High School on line
Looking for a Summer Gap experience or a full year of high school, why not kick start your life by doing something worthwhile with this fantastic leap into European culture at the same time.
Students get to participate in a cultural immersion experience combined with education, our full life coaching curriculum, and personal supports customized around your individual needs. These supports may include daily living routines, tutors to complement your education, clinical supports to keep working on personal challenges, executive functioning, and much more.
In the end, students have a life long resume building experience designed to accelerate the next chapters of their life.
Students live in Pacia housing with their mentors, will experience or learn daily living skills of all types and experience Portugal along with excursions to other parts of Europe.
Another option for a student seeking a deeper cultural experience is to transfer to a homestay family during their second semester.
CAISL - Carlucci American International School of Lisbon
Founded in 1956, the Carlucci American International School of Lisbon (known as CAISL) is a private international school located in a wealthy suburb on the Portuguese Riviera about 10 minutes away from Pacia Life housing. Classes are taught in English.
CAISL is accreditated through the joint accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges from the United States (NEAS&C). All school credits and diplomas are fully transferable.
CAISL also operates under a permanent license from the Portuguese Ministry of Education to offer an American curriculum academic program. This allows transfers to and from the European school system and allows a student to earn both a U.S. diploma or an International Baccalaureate (I.B.) diploma.
Please visit the school website to understand the tuition, arts, sports, languages, student government, and activities along with all of the other full offerings.
Expectations and agreements
While we understand that different people have personal challenges, and Pacia Life is ready to support you in those challenges, all students are expected to live with integrity, respect for other people, respect for the local laws and culture, and to be active with at least 40 to 75 hours a week of productive time.
Pacia Life Portugal is a community environment. All students must learn to work together for the common good of everyone in the housing and community.
You will be asked to live by an agreement. The agreement is this. "I agree to do what is best for everyone around me, leaving no one left out, including myself."
During the admissions process, each student will do a student interview and these questions can be reviewed in greater detail.