Summer Academy Blog

Practice Makes Perfect!

July 1, 2014

Study time is a time specifically set aside for students to reflect on the day’s activities and lessons, as well as practice their new language abilities with other classmates. It is a very important part of the learning process and we couldn’t be... read more

Weekend Excursion to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

July 1, 2014

When you hear Beijing, there are two places sure to come to mind: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. For our first weekend in Beijing we decided to bring the students to these incredible sights as a great way to understand Chinese history and... read more

French and Chinese Academies Enjoy Activity Time

July 1, 2014

Activity time yesterday was a blast for both the French and Chinese Academies! The French Academy took advantage of the shaded quad near Smith Campus Center and played some games on the lawn. Students hung out and competed as the late afternoon sun... read more

A Night at the Theatre: French and Spanish Academies

July 1, 2014

Last night marked the premiere (for one night and one night only) of the Spanish Academy’s play, “Segismundo y Compañia.” A comedic piece revolving around a hat, the play was uproariously funny and enjoyed by all. Afterwards, the students took to... read more

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

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