Take your Spanish or Mandarin to the next level by connecting deeply with a community through cultural immersion and language classes.
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
GLA Language Immersion Programs
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.
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.
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.
Learn French and contribute to a meaningful service project in this European-influenced region of the Caribbean.