Summer Academy Blog

The End is Near

July 24, 2019

Language: Chinese Location: Beijing From buying fake luxury goods to learning about Chinese comedy, the activities have finally come to an end. On Monday, the kids got to explore Beijing’s largest fake market where many students now have a new... read more

Mont Saint Michel

July 22, 2019

Don't forget our Call Home Time Wednesday from 8:30 to 10pm French time. Language: French Location: Nantes Bonjour de Nantes! Another heat wave has hit Nantes today and we are using it as an opportunity to organize water fights on campus.... read more

Day Trip, Mahjong, and the Beginning of the End

July 22, 2019

Language: Chinese Location: Beijing The newly instituted evening cell phone check-in policy has improved general group dynamic and student program experience already. Students are engaging with each other more. This past weekend was yet again... read more

Visiting a Guitar Factory, Dancing to the "Tuna" and Attending the Last Evening Meetup with the Mentors

July 22, 2019

Language: Spanish Location: Salamanca What the Salamanca Academy did today: This morning, students had Cultural Exploration Class which consisted of a board game workshop. After lunch, students completed their surveys about their... read more

Food, Food and…More Food?

July 19, 2019

Language: Chinese Location: Nanluoguxiang, Drum & Bell Towers, Qianmen and Dashilan The theme of the excursions for the past couple of days has been, “Streets that allow the students to shop, eat and explore!” All of the locations mentioned... read more