Overview

The Summer Language Academy by Middlebury Interactive Languages is an immersive, four-week overnight summer language program in the US and abroad, for rising 8th-12th graders who are passionate about language learning and global awareness. Available languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

Summer 2018 Dates: Sunday, July 1 – Friday, July 27, 2018
High School Study Abroad in Nantes, France

Join us for our second year at the Nantes Academy. Learn French at our summer immersion program for high school students in Nantes, France.

Do you dream about traveling to France and exploring the rich and vibrant country first-hand? Our study abroad Language Academy for teens can take you there!

High school students will have the opportunity to live immersed in the French language and culture of Nantes during a unique four-week French study abroad experience in the summer. Accelerate your French language skills while living and studying in Nantes, located in western France on the Loire River.

Known as the Venice of the West because of its position on the river delta of Loire, the Erdre, and the Sèvre rivers, Nantes is a beautiful city full of architectural wonders and incredible cuisine. In Nantes you'll discover new ways of thinking and make connections with new people and culture that will last the rest of your life.

The French Academy in Nantes is open to rising 9th-12th grade students with at least one year of French language experience (rising 9th graders must have at least two years French language experience). The French Academy is run in collaboration with IES Abroad, a leader in study abroad experiences for college students with over 60 years of experience.

Study French in the US: French Academy in Vermont
The Academy also offers a U.S.-based immersion program at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont from Sunday, June 24 – Friday, July 20, 2018 The US program utilizes the same immersion language pedagogy and teaching methodology and is open to students in grades 8-12, along with true beginners. The U.S.-based program in French is the perfect immersive experience prior to studying abroad in France.

At the Nantes Academy, students live immersed in language and culture, surrounded by like-minded peers and supportive mentors. Students take the Language Pledge®, a formal commitment to speak solely in French.

We won't lie to you. Language immersion is challenging, but it’s also worth it. In four weeks, you will make unrivaled strides in your language skills and come away with increased confidence, independence and an experience to set you apart in the college admissions process. You'll also have an unforgettable experience living abroad in Nantes.

The History of the Academy
The Summer Language Academy (formerly the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy) began at Middlebury College and was originally established in affiliation with the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The Academy is now owned by K12 Inc.

The summer language Academy attracts students in grades 8-12 from all over the world – it’s a place where students become “one” with culture and language using the incomparable Middlebury immersion learning pedagogy, based on Middlebury College’s famed Language Schools, which for 100 years have enabled business leaders, diplomats and educators to master world languages and make deep connections with global cultures.

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