SYA Summer seeks motivated high school students with a sincere interest in advancing their language skills, experiencing another culture, and using that information as a way to understand more about themselves and the world at large.

The Summer 2018 application will be available in October!

Admission to the SYA Summer program is competitive and space is limited.


All SYA Summer programs are open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students. Application for admission is considered complete when the following have been received:

Online application and $50 application fee
• Personal essay
• Advisor Recommendation
• Language Teacher Recommendation
• Transcript (with fall semester grades)
• Recent uploaded photo

Once your completed application has been submitted with all required parts, please allow up to two weeks for a decision. Applicants will be notified via email to check their online account when a decision has been made. Admissions decisions begin on January 19, 2018.


China: Students must be currently enrolled in Mandarin level 1 or above.
France & Spain: Students must be currently enrolled in French or Spanish level 2 or above.
Italy: Students must have completed at least one year of Latin.

Priority is given to students with higher language proficiency. A Skype interview with the Program Director may be requested.

View the SYA Summer Brochure