Language Immersion and Homestays

To truly understand and appreciate another culture, visiting it isn't enough. You need to live it.

And while all ACIS programs connect students with the cultures they are visiting, for a truly immersive experience, we recommend our homestay and language study experiences. All language immersion programs include daily cultural and language lessons delivered by a native-speaking Tour Manager.

Current Offerings

French

Language Immersion in France

9 Days | Overnights: Nice (3), Paris (4)

Tour Summary

With a visit to a French school, dinner with a local family, a boules lesson and a night out at a French theater, this trip is sure to ignite an enthusiasm for French people and their culture. And to top it off, your native Tour Manager will be providing daily language instruction.

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German

Language Immersion in Hamburg

8 Days | Overnights: Berlin (3), Hamburg (3)

Tour Summary

A three-night homestay in Hamburg combined with an immersive exploration of Berlin makes this trip to Germany hard to beat. While in Hamburg, you will not only live with and learn from a local family and explore local sites, but you will also visit local students and compare a typical German and American school day.

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Hamburg Town Center Fountain

German

Language Immersion in Berlin

8 Days | Overnights: Munich (3), Berlin (3)

Tour Summary

Make lifelong friends and strengthen your language skills on our Berlin homestay program enhanced with the highlights of Munich. Begin in the Bavarian capital of Munich before traveling north for a three-night homestay in Berlin.

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German

Language Immersion in Erfurt

10 Days | Overnights: Berlin (2), Erfurt (3), Munich (3)

Tour Summary

Enjoy a three-day homestay in the central-German city of Erfurt, perfectly situated to visit Germany’s most famous cities, Berlin and Munich. From north to south and big city to small, this program is a wonderful introduction to Germany.

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Erfurt Cathedral, Germany

Spanish

Language Immersion in Spain

9 Days | Overnights: Seville (4), Madrid (3)

Tour Summary

This nine-day tour takes you from Seville to Madrid with daily language lessons provided by your Tour Manager. Along the way, immerse yourself in the culture with flamenco lessons, fan painting, a service project, dinner with a family, an exchange with local students and more!

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Madrid Streets

Spanish

Sámara Beach Spanish Language Study

9 Days | Overnights: Sámara Beach

Tour Summary

Spend eight days practicing your Spanish with four hours of daily language study Monday through Friday at the Sámara Beach language school campus in beautiful Costa Rica. Students will also enjoy living with a family and participating in such engaging and fun activities as cooking and surfing lessons, playing soccer with local students and a zip-line tour.

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Samara Beach

Spanish

Río Grande Abajo Homestay and Service

8 Days | Overnights: Santo Domingo (2), Río Grande Abajo (3), Sosua (2)

Tour Summary

For three days of the trip, live with a local family in Río Grande Abajo and spend your days working on a community project coordinated by Brigada Verde. To ensure the greatest needs are met, the exact projects will vary. Students will also get to know local students with two evening youth group activities.

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Santo Domingo Park

Spanish

Cuzco Spanish Language Study

8 Days | Overnights: Lima (1), Cuzco (7)

Tour Summary

This ten-day tour introduces students to Peruvian culture and immerses them in the language. It includes a five-day homestay where students will also participate in four hours of daily private tutoring at the language school.

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Cuzco Peru

Make any Program a Language Immersion Program!

Our Tour Managers are able to speak in as much of the local language as you like. When you travel as your own group (with as few as 13 participants on select tours), you can dictate exactly what you’d prefer. So, if your AP students want a no-English-allowed experience, let’s do it!