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Language Immersion

Language Immersion

Take your Spanish or Mandarin to the next level by connecting deeply with a community through cultural immersion and language classes.

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Build Bridges through Language

Are you passionate about creating community through shared language?

  • Take classes that improve your Spanish or Mandarin, no matter your skill level
  • Use your new language skills to get to know locals in your host community
  • Volunteer on a meaningful service project and practice speaking on the work site
  • Explore the world through a new and exciting lens

Explore GLA Language ImmersionPrograms:

Unlike traditional high school language immersion programs, work on a service project that contributes to the local community while challenging yourself to learn Spanish or Mandarin Chinese

Unlike traditional high school language immersion programs, work on a service project that contributes to the local community while challenging yourself to learn Spanish or Mandarin Chinese

Learn another language no matter your skill level, both through workshops and discussions with locals

Learn another language no matter your skill level, both through workshops and discussions with locals

Make the world your classroom as you explore how language is woven into every aspect of a new culture

Make the world your classroom as you explore how language is woven into every aspect of a new culture

GLA Language Immersion Programs

China: One Nation, Two Worlds™

China: One Nation, Two Worlds™

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China is home to one of the most ancient and rich cultures on the planet, and language is an integral part of understanding Chinese culture. Whether you're a beginner or a fluent speaker, you'll come away from this program with an entirely new appreciation for both the intricacies of Mandarin, and the beauty of rural and urban China.

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

Costa Rica: Spanish Service Adventure

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From a bungalow-style home base in an incredible cloud forest, students on this program will use their new Spanish language skills to soak up the sights and sounds of Costa Rica. From practicing your Spanish while helping on a local coffee farm, to navigating the bustling streets of San Jose, your time in this jungle paradise will unleash a newfound passion for connecting with new friends through a shared language.

Peru: Spanish Service Adventure

Peru: Spanish Service Adventure

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Discover the marvels of the Andes mountains as you use your new Spanish skills to interact with everyone from a traditional shaman to local schoolchildren. Along the way, you'll be immersed in a colorful Peruvian community that is excited to share its language and culture with you.

Spain: Spanish Service Adventure

Spain: Spanish Service Adventure

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Dive into the cultural complexities of life in Spain as you work to support the region’s minority populations.

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