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Prepare for a successful and enriching program

We believe that preparation and reflection are keys to a successful and meaningful program. That's why we've compiled an array of resources to help you, your child or your group have the best experience possible before, during and after your program. Use the filters below to identify resources by audience, type, theme and/or when to use.

We are constantly working to add and update resources, so check back often! Questions? Contact us.

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2016 Alumni Scholarship Nomination and Eligibility Criteria

Form

Download the 2016 Alumni Scholarship Nomination and Eligibility Criteria to use after you have completed your language program.

2017 Financial Aid Application

Form

Download the 2017 Financial Aid Application for Language Program participants.

Adjusting to the Family Stay

Critical Thinking Activity

Congratulations on deciding to do a family stay! You probably already realize that this experience will lead to more profound connections and a higher level of immersion into the culture; however, what might take you by surprise is that you may...

Air Travel Checklist

Travel Tip

This checklist will help you or your child prepare for successful international air travel.

Alternate Flight Arrangements - Adults

Form

Download the Alternate Flight Arrangements Form for Adults (non-leaders).

Alternate Flight Arrangements - Leaders

Form

Download the Alternate Flight Arrangements Form for Leaders.

Alternate Flight Arrangements - Students

Form

Download the Alternate Flight Arrangements Form for Students.

Beat Boredom

Critical Thinking Activity

As you prepare for your trip, you’re probably learning about the places you’ll visit and the sites you’ll see, you’re probably ramping up your language skills so you can use them in-country and you’re probably learning cultural tips and tricks....

Call vs. Don’t Call

Practical Activity

Preparing students for the family stay experience can be challenging! Use this activity to help students better understand their expectations of the group leader during the family stay. It is important that students have someone to contact in...

Code of Conduct

Form

Download the Code of Conduct.

Community Partnership Program Application

Form

Download the Community Partnership Program Application.

Connecting During the Family Stay

Travel Tip

Thanks to smartphones and widespread WiFi, your teen can virtually take all their friends and family along on their immersion program! There’s only one problem: sharing constant selfies and recounting every detail via social media or messaging...

Expert Tour Guides

Practical Activity

It’s hard to be an expert on all museums/monuments/historical sites your group will visit on your program. However, if the trip participants share the work of learning about the sites in advance then present what they’ve learned to fellow...

Family Stay "What If?"

Critical Thinking Activity

During the family stay, students will find themselves in situations that require problem solving, social and cross-cultural communication skills. It’s important to go through a few difficult scenarios so that students feel prepared to tackle any...

Food is Cultural

Critical Thinking Activity

Do you already know what foods and meals are considered “traditional” in the region of the U.S. where you live? Just because you grew up eating certain foods doesn’t necessarily mean that those foods reflect what is customary for other people in...