Summer is the perfect time to travel, explore, and serve.
Our programs in France, Morocco, and Spain extend an invitation for students to immerse themselves in the language, daily routines, and cultural habits of another country. Your time abroad with Choate teachers, native of the host country and from our Wallingford campus, is designed to build independence, self-reliance, resourcefulness, and adaptability through exposure to new ways of living and thinking.
Study Abroad Programs
for students who have completed grades 8-11
June 7 - July 6, 2019 | 4 Weeks
Our four-week program in Morocco is open to beginning through advanced level Arabic language students as well as intermediate to advanced level French language students who are interested in studying in this Francophone region. Students live with host families in Rabat (either Arabic or French-speaking), attend appropriate language classes, take a course in Moroccan colloquial Arabic, and participate in lectures and cultural activities designed to immerse themselves fully in Moroccan culture. Excursions to Fez, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Merzougua, Auberge (the desert), Ouarzazate, and Marrakech round out the experience. Successful completion of Summer Study Abroad in Morocco will fulfill the contemporary global studies graduation requirement for Choate students.
Photos from Morocco:
June 13 - July 17, 2019 | 5 Weeks
Our five-week program in France offers intermediate to advance level high school French language students the opportunity to live, study, and travel in France. During the program students live in Parisian homes, take courses conducted exclusively in French, and travel to the Loire Valley with their teachers. Through art history and French history, and during 4 to 5 museum visits per week as well as regular reading and writing, students are encouraged to reflect on French culture and language, thereby improving their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills. Upon successful completion of the Art History course Choate students will earn a visual arts credit. Successful completion of Study Abroad in France will also fulfill the contemporary global studies graduation requirement for Choate students.
Photos from France:
June 16 - July 21, 2019 | 5 Weeks
Our five-week program in Spain offers intermediate to advanced level high school Spanish language students the opportunity to live, study, and travel in Spain. Students reside with families in La Coruña, Spain (Galicia), take courses in Spanish Art and Architecture, Spanish Civilization, and either Spanish Literature or Spanish Grammar, conducted exclusively in Spanish, and visit local cultural and historical sites. The final week of the program, with excursions to Salamanca, Segovia, Toledo, and Madrid is designed as an integral part of the experience and an extension of the classroom. Daily immersion in Spanish studies and in the routines of life in La Coruña, and on excursion allows participants to improve their knowledge of Spanish language and culture, while gaining self-confidence and a better understanding of themselves as global citizens. Successful completion of Summer Study Abroad in Spain will fulfill the contemporary global studies graduation requirement for Choate students.