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


    China: Chinese Language & Culture

    Learn or improve your Chinese while exploring bustling cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Discover the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Experience rural China through homestays.

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  • France


    France: Cultural Discovery

    Discover the richness of France through its diverse cultures and regions—from Paris to a border community and its neighboring country.

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  • France


    France: French Language & Culinary Training

    Take an unforgettable culinary and linguistic journey through France. Receive formal language and culinary training from renowned institutions.

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  • Italy


    Italy: Italian Language & Culinary Training

    Study Italian and receive formal culinary training as you fall in love with the flavors of Italy. Experience Tuscany, wander along the enchanting canals of Venice, learn to cook in Turin, and take in the historic sites of Rome and Florence.

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  • Japan


    Japan: Japanese Language & Culture

    Study Japanese through intensive language training and experiential learning activities. Explore the country’s diverse regions, from vibrant Tokyo neighborhoods to the natural splendor of Hokkaido.

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  • Mongolia


    Mongolia: Nomadic Culture & Outdoor Adventure

    Experience the great outdoors of Mongolia’s majestic grasslands and ancient waters while living with a nomadic community. Ride horses through green hills and see the Gobi Desert from camelback.

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  • Morocco


    Morocco: From the Mediterranean to the Sahara

    Discover the rich blend of African, European, and Middle Eastern cultures in Morocco while exploring the bustling marketplaces in Marrakesh to crossing Saharan dunes on camelback.

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  • Peru


    Peru: Ancient & Contemporary Exploration

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  • Spain


    Spain: Cultural Discovery

    Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Toledo as you learn about the differences in cultures across Spain’s distinct regions. Experience flamenco, taste tapas, see renowned works of art, and interact with locals along the way.

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  • Spain


    Spain: Spanish Language & Culture

    Improve your Spanish with formal language training as you explore Madrid and Andalucía’s cultural landmarks and hidden treasures.

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  • Tanzania


    Tanzania: African Cultures & Landscapes

    Discover Tanzania’s natural beauty as you travel from the coast to the interior grasslands. Experience African traditions, spot incredible wildlife on safari, and work on a community service project.

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  • Thailand


    Thailand: From Ancient Temples to Bangkok

    Journey through the diverse wonders of Thailand, from bustling markets in Bangkok to ancient Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai and the ancient ruins of Sukhothai.

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