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.



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:

1. Online application and $50 application fee

2.  Transcript (with fall semester grades)

3. Language teacher recommendation (for Spain and France only)


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Italy: No language requirement
France & Spain: Students must be currently enrolled in level two French or Spanish or above.