<p>I've come across a few well known intensive summer language programs like Middlebury College, Mills College, and the Monterey Institute....but I was wondering if anyone else knew of some other well-renouned intensive summer language programs. I've recently been accepted into a few IR grad school programs in which you are required to have the basic knowledge of a foreign language. I'm currently studying French and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts? Thanks.</p>
<p>I'm in exactly the same situation. I'll be doing either the Middlebury program or the Institut de Francais in France, preferably the latter as I don't want to be in a language program with a bunch of undergrads partying it up during the summer.</p>
<p>BTW - the Mills College program IS the Middlebury program, just on the West Coast.</p>
I'm in exactly the same situation. I'll be doing either the Middlebury program or the Institut de Francais in France, preferably the latter as I don't want to be in a language program with a bunch of undergrads partying it up during the summer.
<p>Perhaps you should do a little more research about the types of students who study at Middlebury in the summer. </p>
<p>From the college's website:</p>
Our students vary in age from 18 to 75, with the average age being in the mid- to late-twenties. Because we offer Masters and Doctorate of Modern Languages degrees, we have a number of students who are above the typical college age. Our students are a mix of traditional and non-traditional students, which adds to the diversity of the Language Schools. Students come from almost all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and as many as 30 foreign countries.</p>
<p>The Language Schools' student body is made up of undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, journalists, government employees, and people from all walks of life.
<p>Any other intensive summer language programs?</p>
<p>Hands down, UVA has the best intensive summer language program in the country. You can do 2 year of language in 8 weeks. However, prepare for the most grueling and expensive experience of your life--oh, and in the worst climate ever.</p>
<p>Ditto on the UVA program. Very well done and grueling. </p>
<p>I would also happen to highly recommend the Universit</p>