Learn a Language in Europe
Several years ago, I had a chance to experience something I'd always wanted to try: a
"language vacation" at a school in Europe.
Studies Abroad, Inc., an agency that arranges courses for adults in
schools on four continents, told me to pick a language and a location. I chose
Italian in Siena, Italy--and the resulting language holiday was one of the most
delightful and rewarding weeks that I've enjoyed in years. I've turned my
experience into a collection of articles and photos:
An overview of "language tourism," with answers to frequently asked
What a "language
agency" is, and how an agency
like the one that arranged my trip can help you pick the school or program that best fits your
needs--or those of the children
and teens in your family.
|Siena: Language study
A firsthand report of a "language vacation" at the LSA
school in Siena, Italy.
|Siena: Cooking lessons
Learning teamwork, building vocabulary, and eating great meals outside the
information - Travel advice and links for language students and other
|Siena: Photo gallery
- 112 color photos of Italy's most medieval city, with detailed captions.
On each page of this six-part "megafeature," you'll find a
navigation table (like the one below) with links to related articles and the
photo gallery. To get started, use the links above.
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