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Amigos de las Americas
Gain experience in a new culture and learn/practice Spanish for 4-8 weeks by living in a Latin American country with a host family and working side by side with local community members on a service project and other activities. Check out the local Tucson chapter here. Need & merit based financial discounts, and fundraising efforts to help lower costs.
(11th) For students who identify as Jewish. A five-week all expenses paid summer in Israel. Fellows study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, explore texts and important documents, and meet with some of today's most influential figures.
Concordia Language Villages
Study Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, Arabic, Finnish, Russian, Norwegian, Italian, Korean, Chinese, German, Japanese, or Swedish from anywhere from 1 weeks to 5 weeks. While living in the language village, students are fully engaged in their target language through formal classes, cultural programming, activities, and free time. Need-based scholarships available.
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
(10th, 11th, 12th) Part of a U.S. initiative to prepare youth for a global world, NSLI-Y is an opportunity for students to spend the summer (or gap year) abroad studying a high needs language (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish) and culture in another country. All costs are paid for by the U.S. Department of State.
Middlebury Interactive Language Academy
A 4 week residential language immersion program where students study a foreign language (Arabic, Chines, French & Spanish) and speak the target language 24/7, while engaging in meaningful cultural exploration projects. Students take a Language Pledge - a formal promise to only speak in the language they are learning (no English!) for the duration of the program. Opportunities to study in both the U.S. and abroad. Need-based financial aid for families earning less than $150,000 - apply early!