Take your Spanish, French 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, French 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 Mandarin 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.
Students on this program will practice their Spanish language skills while soaking up the sights and sounds of beautiful Costa Rica. From practicing your Spanish while helping on local 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.
This program provides an excellent opportunity for French language immersion in a European-influenced region of the Caribbean. Spend your days practicing your French as you converse with local families and Guadeloupean schoolchildren. You'll also have the chance to volunteer on environmental service projects to support the local community and its precious ecosystem.
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.
On this program, you'll sharpen your Spanish skills through a mix of language immersion and formal instruction, and practice with passionate native Spanish speakers as you volunteer alongside local youth. You'll spend time in two of Spain’s amazing cities—Toledo and Madrid (and visit Barcelona on the 21-day program) on this life-changing Spanish experience.