Summer Academy Blog

The Team at the Heart of MMLA

July 1, 2014

Originally from Canton, Ohio, our Chinese Dorm Head Joseph has recently graduated from Reed College where he studied Chinese literature and language. This fall, he will enroll as a graduate student in the Chinese literature department at National Taiwan... read more

Dumplings, Quesadillas and More!

July 1, 2014

Today was dumpling day for the Chinese Academy! Instead of the usual Cultural Exploration class, students had the opportunity to learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings from their tai chi teacher. As a group, we all learned how ... read more

Sunday Funday

June 30, 2014

This Sunday at Swarthmore College, the students enjoyed various activities intended to give them a break from the rigors of the past weeks classes and assignments. Each student was able to catch up a little on sleep as well as some brief exemptions... read more

Arabic Academy Students Celebrate Ramadan

June 30, 2014

This year, Saturday, June 28 marks the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and the students of the Arabic Academy celebrated accordingly in language. At sundown, the students and teachers who are observing Ramadan broke their fast with Middle... read more

The Team at the Heart of MMLA

June 30, 2014

Gabriel is the Dorm Head for the Spanish Academy. He’s been with MMLA since 2009, working his first two summers at Bard College at Simon’s Rock sites and the last three at Swarthmore College. A native Spanish speaker, Gabriel grew up in Puerto Vallarta,... read more

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