Combine the opportunity to learn Spanish with the rewards of community service and the adventure of travel. We have teamed up with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI), the only Spanish immersion school in Costa Rica with three campuses, to give you a unique educational experience featuring three very different regions of the country – Central Valley, Flamingo Beach and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This variety ensures you enjoy diverse excursions to complement your in-class instruction. Surf the Pacific, run a day camp for local children and chat with the “ticos” to practice your Spanish skills – the recipe for an amazing summer!
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Central Valley, Arenal, Flamingo Beach, Rincon de La Vieja, Monteverde Cloud Forest
What better place to learn the beautiful romance language of French than in the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris? Whether you are ordering the local favorite, poutine, in a restaurant or shopping at Atwater Market, Montreal offers plenty of opportunities for French language practice. After an assessment is administered on the first day, you will be grouped with other students according to your appropriate level. Attention will be given to grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing with the ultimate goal of enhancing your verbal skills. As the French language is spoken on five continents, this will become a universally accepted skill for your future career or educational directions. We don’t just want you to know Français; we want you to be able to use it!
Improve your Italian while living in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Florence, Italy. Develop conversation, reading and writing skills. Equal focus will be given to grammatical structures, vocabulary and conversation skills. Students will develop a vocabulary that will enable them to engage in simple, but useful, everyday conversations thus enhancing and supporting their Italian experience. Our Cultural Workshops enable you to discover the workplaces of famous artisans, learn about designers in the Italian fashion industry and appreciate the role of food in Italian culture. Live like a Medici in our private residence located steps away from the Duomo. The city of Florence itself has changed very little from its inception; it is a small, largely pedestrian city, overflowing with culture making it one of the preeminent destinations for students to study abroad. When the three-week program is over we promise that you will never want to leave!
The capital city Madrid and trendy Marbella on the Costa del Sol are where you will study Spanish this summer! We team up with International House (IH) Spanish Language School to give you a unique educational experience featuring two separate school/learning locations in different regions of the country that each have a unique vibe. In Madrid, you will improve your conversational skills in Spanish class. While in Marbella, the city becomes your classroom as we are accompanied by certified IH teachers and you are immersed in “outside the classroom” interactions, so you can master your Spanish. Afternoons and evenings are for cultural outings, Mediterranean beaches, flamenco dance lessons, adventure, nightclubs and city touring, including incredible Barcelona. During this three-week high school student program, you will feel like a Spaniard and will never want to bid adios to this incredible country.
You Will Visit, Travel Dates & Grades
You Will Visit
Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla, Marbella, Granada, Barcelona
Improve your Spanish while spending your summer in one of the most beloved cities in Spain. Barcelona is a sophisticated, vibrant city with unique architecture and the charm of a Mediterranean beach town. Spanish Language is one of the most popular major course choices. The main objective of this high school student program is to improve your Spanish communication skills. Emphasis is on the development of both conversational and written skills. You’ll leave Barcelona and your unforgettable summer feeling more independent and better prepared for college while making great friends, seeing incredible sites, and having improved your Spanish along the way.
Colleges and universities worldwide use TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to determine admission decisions. Our instructors help you prepare for the test effectively. Imagine the world of possibilities this test opens up to you! This test demonstrates you have the English language skills necessary for an academic classroom. Our instructors guide you and offer you test-taking strategies. They help familiarize you with the test and allow you to practice all sections of the exam. However, don’t expect to spend your entire summer in the classroom! With this UCLA Pre-College program, take advantage of the incredible athletic facilities and discover the collegiate energy of Westwood Village and all of LA’s excitement, including Universal Studios, Hollywood, Disneyland, Venice and Santa Monica Beaches and more.
Colleges and universities worldwide use TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to determine admission decisions. Our instructors help you prepare for the test effectively. Imagine the world of possibilities this test opens up to you! This test demonstrates you have the English language skills necessary for an academic classroom. Our instructors guide you and offer you test-taking strategies. They help familiarize you with the test and allow you to practice all sections of the exam. However, don’t expect to spend your entire summer in the classroom! The exciting city of Montreal is renowned for being a student favorite. Enjoy the Mont-Tremblant Beach Club and luge ride, International Blues Festival, “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, La Ronde – Six Flags amusement park and more!