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Language Immersion and Homestays

To truly understand and appreciate another culture, visiting it isn’t enough. You need to live it. And while all ACIS programs connect students with the cultures they are visiting, for a truly immersive experience we recommend our homestay and language study experiences.
 

FRENCH

HOMESTAY IN PARIS
During this 10-day program students will live with families in Brétigny-sur-Orge and come to understand their daily lives. For five days they will enjoy morning French language class at a local school and spend the afternoons visiting the sites and practicing all they’ve learned.
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GERMAN

HOMESTAY IN GERMANY
A three-day homestay in Erfurt sandwiched between visits to Berlin and Munich make this trip to Germany hard to beat. While in Erfurt you will not only live with and learn from a local family and explore local sites, but you will also visit local students and compare a typical German and American school day.
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SPANISH

HOMESTAY IN SALAMANCA
After a chance to explore Madrid, students will travel to Salamanca to live with a local family and participate in daily language classes at the University of Salamanca or Colegio de España, depending on their age.
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CAPTIVATING COSTA RICA
This nine-day tour begins with four days of homestay and a service project in Sarapiquí. The project will vary depending on the current need, but is sure to engage students with the local community in a profoundly meaningful way.
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SÁMARA BEACH SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
Spend eight days practicing your Spanish with four hours of daily language study at the Sámara Beach language school campus in beautiful Costa Rica. Students will also enjoy living with a family and participating in such engaging and fun activities as cooking and surfing lessons, playing soccer with local students and a zip-line tour.
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SANTA ANA SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
Students will enjoy four hours of daily small group Spanish language study at a language school founded in 1974 with a stellar reputation for high intesnsity Spanish programs.
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RÍO GRANDE ABAJO HOMESTAY AND SERVICE
For three days live with a local family in Río Grande Abajo and spend your days working on a community project coordinated by the Peace Corps. To ensure the greatest needs are met, the exact projects will vary. Students will also get to know local students with two evening youth group activities.
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ANTIGUA SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
Six hours of daily one-on-one language study will push your students’ abilities to the next level. And living with a local family and enjoying the local sites for eight days will make it an experience to remember.
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ANDES ADVENTURES AND SERVICE
This 10-day tour of Peru includes a three-night homestay in Janaq Chuquibamba, as well as such culturally engaging experiences as a cooking lesson, weaving workshop and a two-day service project working with members of the community.
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CUZCO SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
For five mornings of this 10-day tour, students will participate in four hours of one-on-one language study. Afternoons will be spent connecting with the local culture through various interactive cultural classes.
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SANTIAGO SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
This nine-day tour includes five days of small group language study. Students will be able to practice their improved language skills with their host families and when meeting locals in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Valparaíso.
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QUITO SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY
On this eight-day tour, students will enjoy 20 hours of one-on-one Spanish language classes—sure to drastically improve every student’s fluency. Students will also have a chance to explore the area’s sites including Mitad del Mundo and Mindo Nambillo Protected Forest.
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Make any Program a Language Immersion Program!


Our tour managers are able to speak in as much of the local language as you like. When you travel as your own group (with as few as 13 participants on select tours), you can dictate exactly what you’d prefer. So, if your AP students want a no-English-allowed experience, let’s do it!


Exchange Plus


Does your school already have a homestay program established, perhaps with a sister school? Partner with ACIS and we’ll build a tour around your exchange and provide top-notch excursions, handle all travel logistics and allow you to feel peace of mind with our financial security and liability coverage.