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Culture/Language Immersion Abroad Programs

This program is perfect for these who are interested in foreign cultures or these who like to practice a foreign language in everyday life. The most effective way to learn a language is to speak it in day-to-day life. It is much more effective than just learning it in a classroom. In addition, there is nothing more rewarding than experiencing a foreign culture first hand.

In our Culture/Language immersion programs, we arrange local home-stay families for you to stay with. This provides you with countless opportunities to practice the local language, make local friends, and emerge yourself right into the local culture. Most of our partners abroad also arrange regular cultural or recreational activities to help you enjoy your time abroad.

Since meals and accommodation are provided, you can expect very minimal daily spending. Many find $20 more than enough for weekly personal spending.

Choose from one of the following programs:

  • Kiswahili & Kenyan Culture Program (Kenya)
  • Kiswahili & Tanzanian Culture Program (Tanzania)
  • Mandarin & Chinese Culture Program (China)
  • Spanish & Latin America Culture Program (Ecuador)
  • Spanish & Latin America Culture Program (Bolivia)
  • Spanish & Latin America Culture Program (Mexico)
  • Nepali & Nepal Culture Program (Nepal)
  • Ghana Culture Program (Ghana)
  • Uganda Culture Program (Uganda)
  • Ethiopia Culture Program (Ethiopia)

Kenya is perfect if you want to learn African cultures or Kiswahili language, which is the national language of Kenya and the dominant language for East Africa.

Mandarin & Chinese Culture Program takes place in surrounding areas of Beijing. These areas are excellent places to learn Mandarin and to learn the Chinese culture in depth.

Whether you want to practice Spanish or to learn about the Latin American culture, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Mexico are your most definite destinations. The beautiful beaches and rain forests offer you the opportunity of a lifetime to combine an amazing culture/language learning experience with a super affordable tropical/mountain vacation.

Fee for Culture/Language Abroad Programs:

Program Length Program Fee USD$
1 Week 180
2 Weeks 330
3 Weeks 410
1 Month (4 Weeks) 490
5 Weeks 580
6 Weeks 670
2 Months (8 Weeks) 860
10 Weeks 1050
3 Months 1250
4 Months 1590
5 Months 1950
6 Months 2300

To see these prices in your local currency click here.

Note: There is an additional fee of USD$290 (enrollment fee) on top of the program fee for all the programs. This enrollment fee helps us cover mainly the fixed costs, such as program inspection and marketing cost.

Total Price = Program Fee + Enrollment Fee (plus any transaction costs and any surcharges)

What is included?

    * Accommodation and Meals
    * Local Hotline for Support
    * Arrival Welcome
    * Program Orientation

Most of our partners abroad also arrange regular cultural or recreational activities to help you enjoy your time abroad.

What is not included?

    * International and Local Transportation Costs
    * Medical or Travel Insurance (Optional but Recommended)
    * Visa Application Costs and Personal Spending

Note: Participants are responsible for transaction charges, banking charges, and transfer expenses. It costs about $50 transfer fee to relevant local parties. There may also be a small transaction charge for credit card payments and wire transfer payments, but it may be almost free to use certified check payment or Email money transfer payments. The exact figure may vary depending on the exact location and the exact project. For some programs, part of the total fee may be required to pay after arrival at the program location.