The Arabic Language Academy is an immersive, four-week summer language program for rising 8th—12th grade students held at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont.

Summer Dates

June 21, 2020—July 17, 2020

Middle and High School Language Immersion in the U.S.

St. Michael’s is located just off the shores of Lake Champlain and is surrounded by the peaks of the Adirondacks. The campus features a beautiful campus green, a new student center, and 440 sprawling acres. St. Michael’s is easily accessible and located two miles from the Burlington International Airport, two hours from Montreal, and just minutes to downtown Burlington. Travel & Leisure named Burlington as the top college town in America in 2016.

A Language Immersion Experience

At the Arabic Academy, students live immersed in language and culture, surrounded by like-minded peers and supportive mentors. Students and staff take the Language Pledge® together—a formal commitment to speak solely in Arabic for the duration of the program.

Language immersion is challenging, but it’s also worth it. In four weeks, students will make unrivaled strides in their language skills and come away with increased confidence, independence, and experience to set students apart in the college admissions process.

So much more than just a summer camp, the Academy is a unique residential language experience based on Middlebury College's famed Language Schools with 100 years of immersion language teaching.

The life benefits of language proficiency are extensive. #takethelanguagepledge

Cost and Session Information

Pay In Full Deadlines

Tier 1: 12/20/2019—$5,595
Tier 2: 4/3/2020—$6,095
Tier 3: 6/19/2020—$6,595

Cost covers the full cost of instruction, activities, field trips, food, lodging and shuttle service to and from local airports. Ask us about the scholarships offered by our partners, Qatar Foundation International.

For all locations, a $395 deposit is due with your application. Paying this fee does not guarantee admission to the program. If a student is not accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.

Please call (888) 216-0135 or visit our website for more information.

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