Summer Academy Blog

Day One: Living in Language

February 11, 2014

Progress: (noun) advance or development toward a better, more complete, or more modern condition (Also: the coolest part of my summer) Okay. Here we go. Describing my first day in language. You know how when you wake up from a nap and the... read more

Lifelong Friendships Formed at the Academy

February 6, 2014

“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” –Muhammad Ali I read this quote when I came home from camp last summer, and my brain was like awww yes... read more

If You’re Interested in Attending MMLA, Read This!

January 28, 2014

You’re probably reading all these blog posts and wondering to yourself, should I do this? The answer is yes. Here are a few reasons why. 1. You learn about a new culture like you’ve never learned about culture before. I always knew I wanted to... read more

New Site! Photos from Comillas, Spain

January 28, 2014

Photos from Middlebury Interactive’s Chief Learning Officer Aline Germain-Rutherford’s recent trip to Comillas, Spain, the newest site location abroad for 2014. .hero { display: none; }

Why I Chose to Come to MMLA

January 28, 2014

Growing up in a bilingual household and having studied Mandarin Chinese since the age of five, I can’t remember a time when language learning wasn’t a part of my life. I love the challenges presented by learning a new language and the feeling of being... read more