Language and Cultural Discovery

Learn a foreign language and be immersed in another culture during a high school summer abroad.

The Experiment in International Living’s language and cultural discovery programs are ideal for participants interested in history, language, travel, and culture. Participants experience language immersion and discover the cultural complexities of a new country as they explore renowned historical sites, contemporary realities, and regional differences through a homestay and other meaningful community experiences. Many of these programs offer formal language training inside and outside of classroom settings.

Languages participants can learn include Afrikaans, Chinese, French, Japanese, Mongolian, Moroccan Arabic, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai.

China: Cultural Traditions in the North
China: Cultural Traditions in the North

Learn or advance your skills in Chinese, and experience China’s rich history and ancient sites on a summer abroad for high school students.

China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture

Discover the traditions and contemporary daily lives of remote minority cultures in the South on this high school summer abroad program in China.

France: French Culture and Regional Identity
France: French Culture and Regional Identity

Explore Paris and a French border community, and then spend time in a neighboring country during a summer abroad.

France: French Language and Culinary Traditions
France: French Language and Culinary Traditions

Advance your French language skills and learn the art of French cooking on this summer abroad program for high school students.

Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions
Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions

Learn or expand your Japanese through this language- and culture-focused summer abroad program for high school students.

Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures

Experience Mongolia’s nomadic traditions and rapid urbanization on an immersive summer abroad program for high school students.

Morocco: Multiculturalism in the Arab World
Morocco: Multiculturalism in the Arab World

Discover the rich history and cultures of Morocco on an immersive summer abroad program for high school students.

Peru: Ancient and Contemporary Cultures
Peru: Ancient and Contemporary Cultures

Journey across the land of the Inca and explore historical and contemporary communities during a summer abroad in Peru.

South Africa: Leadership Development and Social Change
South Africa: Leadership Development and Social Change

Explore South Africa’s diversity, complex history, and contemporary realities during this high school summer abroad program while learning entrepreneurial and leadership skills to make a difference in your own community.

Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions

Focus on language acquisition and culture in Madrid and Andalucía on this immersive high school summer abroad program in Spain.

Spain: Regional Cultures
Spain: Regional Cultures

Celebrate the regional cultures that define Spain on an immersive summer abroad program for high school students.

Spain: Technology and Social Innovation in Urban Culture
Spain: Technology and Social Innovation in Urban Culture

Learn how urban youth are making culturally important advances in technology while engaging in hands-on projects during this immersive high school summer abroad program in Spain.

Tanzania: Coastal and Maasai Cultures
Tanzania: Coastal and Maasai Cultures

Learn Swahili, complete community service, live with host families, and explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during a summer abroad in Tanzania.

Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture

Experience a diversity of cultures, communities, and urban and rural environments across Thailand during a summer abroad.