Every day is filled with new and exciting activities at the Academy, all revolving around culture and language.
Think about the possibilities at breakfast, lunch and dinner with your friends and your instructors, sharing conversation and a meal together. You meet at a morning assembly and then move into some elective classes. Topics might include creative writing, filmmaking, cooking foreign dishes or rehearsing music.
Afternoons begin with lunch at the language tables and then classes, also grouped by level, which bring the language to life in an academic setting. Soccer, yoga, hiking, tennis and other activities that let you unwind and use your evolving skills in somewhat different and unusual arenas.
Evenings may include presentations by you and your classmates, cultural presentations and special events, such as cinema from your target countries to music, plays and guest performances. And yes, there is a chance to study a bit, with evening study periods, ending with free time in the dorms to hang with friends and RA’s.
Weekends stay along the same path as weekday schedules. But you get to sleep in later, go dancing on Saturday nights…and enjoy Sunday brunch in a more relaxed environment.
The important thing to remember is that all this takes place in French, Spanish, German, Arabic, or Chinese. The choice is YOURS.
These are just a smattering of the highlights. Be sure to watch some of the many videos on this web site. You’ll get first hand information on what happens, how people get involved, how awesome an experience it is…and what it all means when you conquer a challenge and learn to speak a new language with confidence.
It’s a liberating experience to say the least! We hope you’ll be part of it.
Jump start your summer with Middlebury! For a limited time only…Begin an Academy application and pay the program deposit before April 1st, and we’ll give you a $300 discount off your tuition balance. Enter Discount Code “APR12” when prompted on your application.