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ECI Summer Abroad High School Programs

Foreign language immersion programs abroad for high school students


Spain (Salamanca, Nerja) - France (Aix-en-Provence) - Costa Rica (Grecia)


Spain: 15-18 / France: 15-18 / Costa Rica: 13-15




June 27 - August 15, 2012



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A Summer Study Abroad Experience Will Change Your Life!

Join Edu-Culture International (ECI) for the experience of a lifetime! High school study abroad programs in France, Spain or Costa Rica for 3-4 weeks, featuring intensive language classes, living with a host family or in a dorm, and make new friends from all over the world.

ECI's summer study abroad programs offer you the opportunity to change your life in a few short weeks! Experience local culture and have authentic interactions you'll never forget. Students can earn university credit while abroad. Build your future college application in a fun, safe, and challenging setting.

Who We Are:

Based in Berkeley, California, Edu-Culture International works in conjunction with AGI, a non-profit educational travel organization. With additional offices in Europe & Costa Rica, we are dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding between young people throughout the world.

ECI’s staff and volunteers are highly trained professionals with a background in education who have successfully organized educational travel programs in Spain, France, Costa Rica & the US since 1998. Our ECI team ensures that our programs are safe, of exceptional quality, and focus on interesting and educational language immersion activities.

Each of our summer trips has a maximum of 30 students, with 3 full-time experienced chaperones. Our chaperones are selected on the basis of language ability, maturity, patience, judgment, enthusiasm, personal integrity, and their ability to earn the respect and trust of our teenage participants. Most are high school Spanish or French teachers who have traveled abroad extensively, and all are committed to giving each individual participant an enriching, fun and safe experience.

Our Immersion Host Families - A unique feature of our trips:

Immersion Host Families are chosen personally by ECI in conjunction with our large network of high school teachers with whom we work in Spain and France. These families are comprised of mother, father and in most cases teenagers. When students live with these families, they spend their time interacting with the family, the family’s children and friends of the children. This is an excellent opportunity to become immersed in a country’s traditions, language and culture, while at the same time forming lifelong friendships. Students stay one to a family, other than in cases of extenuating circumstances.

Our 2012 summer programs are listed below. Please visit our website ( or call us (866-343-8990) for more details, application materials, and phone numbers and/or email addresses of former participants and parents.

Prices include all group activities and excursions, Spanish & French classes (if applicable), and medical insurance.

Spain 2012

Salamanca 1:
June 27 – July 26

Ages 15-18
* Two weeks of classes in Salamanca, one week of immersion in Spain, one week of travel.
(University Credit Option Available)

Salamanca 2:
July 4 – August 2
Ages 15 – 18
* Two weeks of classes in Salamanca, one week of immersion in Spain, one week of travel
(University Credit Option Available)


July 28 – August 13
Ages 15 – 18
* Two weeks of classes in Nerja, four days of travel

Customized Total Immersion:
July 1 - August 15
$955 per week
Ages 15 – 18
* Individualized dates. Two to Three weeks living with an Immersion Host Family (No group activities and no classes)

France 2012


June 28 – July 25
Ages 15 – 18
* Enjoy 2 weeks of classes in Aix while staying in a dorm! Followed by a week of immersion and a 3 day/night trip to Paris.
(University Credit Option Available)

Customized Total Immersion
July 1 - August 15
$955 per week
Ages 15 – 18
* Individualized dates. Two to Three weeks living with an Immersion Host Family (No group activities and no classes)

Costa Rica 2012

Natural Wonders (7th, 8th & 9th grade):
June 30 – July 25
Ages 13 – 15
* Costa Rica Spanish Study For Middle School Students and High School Freshmen. Two weeks of classes & living in a residential setting, nature activities, weekend excursions.

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Parent & Student Testimonials

"I want to thank you and everyone at ECI for making Trevor's France experience so amazing..." Jenny B. (Parent)

"... We have been so impressed with ECI's professionalism and how well our daughter was taken care of in Spain..." Alexandra W. (Parent)

"My daughter returned from her trip glowing, treasuring the independence and support that her chaperones gave her as well as the many new friendships she made."Lynn M. (Parent)

"I believe in exposing my children to a variety of experiences during the summer. This trip to Spain with ECI was THE BEST. Experiencing the culture 1:1 like she did was one of the greatest highlights of my daughter's high school career." Sherry M. (Parent)

"The chaperones were great - the perfect amount of giving us help and making us figure things out on our own. I had a great time." Rachael B. (Student)

"I had so much fun with my family. This trip was one of the best experiences of my life." Nick W. (Student)

"The activities were all very fun. My experience with ECI was fantastic!" Nora B. (Student)

"The classes had good material, good teachers and I learned a lot. Thank you so much for this amazing trip!" Hannah S. (Student)