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 & Traditions

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

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  • France


    France: Regional Cultures

    Discover the richness of France through its diverse cultures and regions – from Paris to a border community and 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 & Food Culture

    Fall in love with the flavors of Italy as you bask in the beauty of sun-drenched Tuscany, wander along the enchanting canals of Venice, and take in the historic sites of Rome and Florence. Receive formal language and culinary training from renowned institutions.

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  • Japan


    Japan: Japanese Language & Culture

    Enhance your Japanese with intensive language training. 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

    Participate in the daily life of a nomadic community and discover the unique landscapes of Mongolia from the Gobi Desert to the grasslands.

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  • Morocco


    Morocco: Multiculturalism in North Africa

    Discover the rich history and cultures of Morocco, from walking through the bustling marketplaces of Rabat to exploring the dunes of the Sahara on camelback.

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  • Peru


    Peru: Ancient & Contemporary Exploration

    Journey across the Andes and discover the majesty of Machu Picchu. Experience the diverse communities, historical complexity, geographic beauty, and archaeological sites of this vibrant country.

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  • Spain


    Spain: Regional Cultures

    Experience the differences in regions and cultures across Spain’s largest cities and quaint towns. Take flamenco lessons, taste tapas, see renowned works of art, and interact with locals along your journey.

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  • Spain


    Spain: Language & Culture

    Discover Spain’s cultural landmarks and hidden treasures. Perfect your Spanish by practicing as you explore Madrid and Andalucía.

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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, work on a community service project, and spot incredible wildlife on safari.

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  • Thailand


    Thailand: Buddhist Traditions & Thai Culture

    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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