Rennes, the capital of Brittany, allows you to experience the distinct Breton culture as you simultaneously master the French language and discover France’s place in the world. This lessertraveled corner of the country lets you focus on immersing yourself locally, and yet Paris can be reached by train in less than 90 minutes. French is the language of diplomacy and is considered the lingua franca of art, cuisine, dance and fashion. To complement this scope, SYA offers a wide range of courses, from humanities and environmental science to political science and global studies. All courses are taught in French except for English and math. Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, however; you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from crew and choir to cooking and community service. Time with your host family will further hone your skills.
“I am grateful that News-Decoder exists as a platform to let people from all over the world and all different age groups interact and come together to find solutions to the global issues facing us today. Thank you also to SYA for participating in the News-Decoder program.”
– Ivy T. France ’16, West Anchorage High School, AK