Technology at the Summer Language Academy


No Facebook? Really? Read about our policy on computers, tablets and cell phones.

It might sound crazy, but the Academy is a technology-free zone to allow you to concentrate on gaining tangible language skills and making lasting friendships.

In order to create the most effective living and learning environment, we require students to “unplug” from personal electronic devices like cell phones and computers. Upon arrival on campus, personal devices will be checked in and securely stored in the Academy office, and only available for use during designated call-home times throughout the week.

Students may keep an iPod (with wireless capabilities turned off) loaded with music in their target language with them. During call-home times, students are allowed to check social media on their devices stored in the summer site office.