College students have long dreamed of spending a year studying abroad or taking a year off before or after college to just travel the world. Some have hesitated due to the language barrier. They want to be able to talk to the locals when they travel.
Now there are programs that allow students to learn a language while they travel.
These programs are based on a total immersion model, where students will learn a language by being forced to communicate in it at all times. The difference is that the immersion doesn’t take place in a lab, but out in the real world, as students travel the country or region of that language.
Imagine learning Italian while traveling across Italy with a group of like-minded students. Or conversing in French in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, and Cannes. The ability to travel, … Read the rest