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Wednesday, Apr 21
12:00 PM Poetry Reading with Kazim Ali
4:00 PM Book Talk: Yellow Wife
7:00 PM Shakespeare Trivia Night
Thursday, Apr 22
12:30 PM 3 Italian Films
6:30 PM 2021 Women PeaceMakers Event
Friday, Apr 23
10:00 AM Virtual Tour of Umbria, Italy
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
4:00 PM The Shadow of El Centro: a History of Migrant Incarceration and Solidarity
Saturday, Apr 24
11:00 AM Book Talk: Kate Quinn
11:00 AM 16th Annual Student Shakespeare Festival
7:00 PM San Diego Opera: the Barber of Seville
Tuesday, Apr 27
7:00 PM San Diego Opera: the Barber of Seville
Wednesday, Apr 28
11:30 AM Talk: Confronting Racism. Embracing Diversity
3:30 PM Radicalism at the Crossroads: Black Women Activists in the Cold War
4:00 PM Talk: the Ripple Effect of Racial Bias in the Toy Industry
6:30 PM Film: Innocence
Thursday, Apr 29
1:00 PM Talk: a Third Way - the Origins of China’s Economic Strategy
Friday, Apr 30
10:00 AM 10th Annual International Jazz Day
12:00 PM iCafé – Your Passport to Culture!
12:00 PM Talk: Jillian Hernandez
7:00 PM San Diego Opera: the Barber of Seville
Saturday, May 1
10:00 AM Old Town Cinco de Mayo
7:00 PM San Diego Opera: the Barber of Seville
Sunday, May 2
10:00 AM Old Town Cinco de Mayo
Tuesday, May 4
5:00 PM Julius Caesar Shakespeare Reading Part 1
8:00 PM Film: Romeo and Juliet (1996)
Language Immersion Programs Abroad
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The language immersion programs listed below are typically open to the public at large as well as to students who are seeking academic credit. If you would want academic credit, please consult with your home educational institution regarding procedures for transferring credit.

Compiled by Marion Froehlich and Alexandra Harvey
Arabic to GreekItalian to RussianSpanishMulti-Language Programs


AMIDEAST - Amman, Jordan and Rabat, Morocco
Contact: [email protected]
  • For Jordan, students can receive credit from Northeastern University for an extra fee
  • For Morocco, students receive a transcript from Mohammed V University in Rabat, or, for an extra fee, from Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Learn a New Language

Chinese (Mandarin)

Mandarin House - Beijing, Shanghai
Contact: [email protected]

CLI provides one of a kind opportunities to learn about Chinese culture, intensive mandarin and other courses for students from all walks of life.

Quest Exchange language immersion program uses a living immersion formula for accelerated learning. with opportunities for beginner, intermediate, or intensive learning.


Accord - Ecole de Langues - Paris
Contact: [email protected]

American University of Paris
U.S. accredited university

Cours de Langue et Civilisation Francaise at the Sorbonne - Paris
Contact: [email protected]

France Langue - Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nice, Paris
French in Normandy - Rouen, Northern France
Contact: Go to their website to find the "contact us" link

Institut Catholique - Paris, France
Contact: Go to their website to find the "contact us" link

Institut Linguistique Adenet - Montpellier
Contact: [email protected]

Institut Linguistique du Peyrou - Montpellier
Contact: [email protected]

Institute for American Universities Aix Center - Aix-en-Provence, France

When the student's home institution will not directly accept IAU credit, students may enroll at IAU through one of its program sponsors such as:
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT - Christopher Johnson, (203) 254-4332
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL - Jill Vodden, (815) 753-7399
  • Towson University, Towson, MD - Courtney Knott, (410) 704-2451
  • SUNY-Fredonia, Fredonia, NY - Mary Sasso, (716) 673-3451
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO - Rosa Virginia Mendez, (660) 785-4076
  • Miami Dade College, Miami, FL Joanne Michaud, (305) 237-3008

IES Abroad offers a french language immersion and area studies program in Nantes France. Prior education required.

API offers a French language immersion program in Paris, France for high school students at different levels.

Coeur de France Ecole de Langues is a French immersion language school providing French instruction in France. Coeur de France specializes in programs for families, couples and adults. Our French language immersion programs are taught at all levels at all ages, in groups or private individual classes. Courses available from 1 week or as many as 8 weeks.

Institut Linguistique Adenet an independent French language school offering year round quality french language courses and services. This school also has 2 of the most prestigious international accreditations IALC and EQUALS.


Did Deutsch-Institut - Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Contact: [email protected]

Students must arrange for academic credit through the appropriate channels at their college/university.


American College of Greece - Athens
Contact: Mara Nisdeo at [email protected]

ACG is a U.S.-accredited institution so you will receive a U.S. transcript. This could/will make the transfer of credit process relatively easy.

When contacting these programs, please inform them that you learned about their program from the Worldview Project's, Participant Observer website!

Also, If you attend one of the above language programs, please share your experience on the in the comments section below.

If you would like to see another school/institute/university for learning a language not listed here, please let us know.

The above listings are intended for informational purposes only. Although some of the language programs are known personally to the Worldview Project and others have been awarded for quality by professional organizations, no recommendations are intended and students assume all risks inherent in studying at these institutions. The Worldview Project takes no responsibility for outcomes related to individuals participating in or obtaining information from these entities. It is also the individual's responsibility to inquire further regarding program details to determine if it is a good fit in terms of academic, professional, and personal goals as well as, if you are a student seeking academic credit, whether and how classes may or may not transfer back to the your home college/university for major or general education credit.
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