A rigorous academic experience, modeled after the proven language immersion pedagogy of Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools.
The Academy’s approach to language learning, modeled after the pedagogy utilized at Middlebury College's renowned Language Schools, gives students the opportunity to spend four weeks immersed in language and culture. By signing the Language Pledge®, students commit to speaking in their target language 24/7, while engaging in meaningful cultural exploration projects, resulting in unrivalled language gains.
In an immersion environment learning happens not just in the classroom but also on the soccer field, at the dinner table, in the dorm room and during community excursions. As a student at the Academy—through the support of teachers, residential staff and your own peers—you will make tremendous gains in your language skills.
Living on campus—at one of our two U.S. locations or five study abroad locations—provides a unique pre-college experience, one that fosters independence and personal growth and prepares students for college and beyond. In college applications, you can differentiate yourself as motivated, language-savvy and culturally versed. You can also demonstrate, in the most real way possible, that you are dedicated to global citizenship and intercultural exchange.
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“The students learn at an exponential rate; it’s astounding the progress that they make.”