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 application for summer 2019 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

Applicants will be notified via email to check their online account when a decision has been made.


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