Spending holidays on an exchange program: have you ever thought about this different summer program? This month, students from Barão school, in Brazil, will be traveling to Canada and Germany to start their language courses abroad.
If study abroad is your dream, you must know that high school holidays are also a good time to enjoy learning a new language in a different country. During their summer vacations, students from the school Barão do Rio Branco, in Brazil, are going to embark on a 20 days adventure to learn English in Canada and study German in Germany.
The advantages? "When dealing 24-hours a day with a language, it is possible to achieve fluency faster" says Camila Borini, teacher and Barão Languages coordinator. These students, with 15 and 16 years old, will be hosted at native families’ houses, turning the learning process even more intensive and effective.
Even considering this a short period, from the very first day of the program, "the world becomes a smaller place" because you'll get used to share not only your host family’s daily routine, but also with a wide range of exciting adventures with your classmates. With this cultural exchange, you realize that "we are just different, there is no right or wrong culture," the teacher concludes.
Scholarships were awarded to some students participating in the German language program, funded by the Pasch Project, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the German Government in partnership with Goethe-Institut, Cultural Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Of course, if you want to fulfil your dream, you have to strive like these students: after a year of German language preparation classes, they conducted tests to determine the winners - it's a matter of preparation.
Now we speak: you, who waits an entire year waiting to spend your holydays at the beach and at the same usual places, think about the adventures and discoveries that you will bring and tell to your friends after your study trip. Worth it, don’t you agree?
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