For three weeks, you will be immersed in a foreign language and culture in an academic environment hosted by University of North Georgia in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education.
You will live in a modern residence hall in the same vicinity as your fellow students who are learning the same language. This facilitates group study and practice in the language when class is not in session. As this is an intensive language course in an immersion setting, you will be expected to communicate in your language as much as possible. The university will provide a tutor and counselor to assist with after hours study and supervision. The classes will be taught by highly qualified foreign language teachers possessing native or near native proficiency. There is a physical fitness component designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. For career exploration purposes, guest speakers from federal agencies like the US Department of State, FBI, CIA, Army or Homeland Security will present information on careers in their specialties. In addition, exciting cultural-related and adventure trips will complete the curriculum.
At the end of our three-week course, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of your language of study, a grasp of general cultural norms, and a jump start in preparing for college level foreign language or international affairs education leading toward a potential career in federal service. You will also be awarded one high school unit of academic credit for successful achievement of Arabic, Russian, Chinese, German, Korean, or Portuguese proficiency levels as set forth in the Georgia Performance Standards.