Alternative language learning options

It's important to get back on track with your language studies right away, and the best way to do that is to participate in an intensive summer language learning program. Depending on the program, you can catch up on a semester or even an entire year of language learning over the summer. This will get you back on track so you can enroll for the next level of language courses at NAU. 

An wide variety of programs exists, ranging from full immersion programs (including room and Board) to intensive summer courses, as well as online courses you can take anytime. Options differ in price, location, and length of program.

Find below a list of summer and online language study options for each of the GSEP languages. This list is not comprehensive but is a convenient initial guide. If you come across an excellent option that we have not listed, please share it with us so we can list it for future students. 

We've organized the options by language to make it easier for you to find the right program. Just click on the language you are studying below: 

German

Institution or program: Rio Salado Community College Online
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: eight or 14 week options
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: German courses up through second year
Location: online
Information: http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/general_education/Pages/languages.aspx

Institution or program: University of Wisconsin Independent Learning
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: self-paced
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: German courses up through second year
Location: Online
Information: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/indlearn/language.htm

Institution or program: The Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik
Northern Arizona University credits earned: 12                
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: 301-412
Location: Portland State University in Portland, Oregon
Information: http://www.summer.pdx.edu/dsap

Institution or program: Clemson Intensive Language Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Information: http://www.clemson.edu/caah/languages/special_programs.html

Institution or program: University of Virginia’s Summer Language
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Information: http://www.virginia.edu/summer/SLI

Institution or program: Middlebury College Intensive Summer Language School
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various options      
Length of program: six-eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Oakland, California and Middlebury College, Vermont
Information:http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/german

Institution or program: University of Washington’s Summer Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: nine weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Information: http://www.summer.washington.edu/summer/findaclass/language.asp

Institution or program: The Boston Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four-six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Information: http://www.bostonlanguage.com/fl/immersion.htm 

French

Institution or program: Rio Salado Community College Online
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: eight or 14 week options
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: French courses up through second year
Location: online
Information:  http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/general_education/Pages/languages.aspx

Institution or program: University of Wisconsin Independent Learning
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: self-paced
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: French courses up through second year
Location: online
Information: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/indlearn/language.htm

Institution or program: Summer Immersion Program in French
Northern Arizona University credits earned: by petition
Length of program: three or six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels possible
Location: UQAM at Montreal, Canada
Information: http://www.langues.immersion.uqam.ca/en/index.htm

Institution or program: Middlebury College Intensive Summer Language School
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various options      
Length of program: six-eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for:  various levels available
Location: Oakland, California and Middlebury College, Vermont
Information:  http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/french

Institution or program: Clemson Intensive Language Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for:  various possible
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Information: http://www.clemson.edu/caah/languages/special_programs.html

Institution or program: University of Washington’s Summer Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six
Length of program: nine weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Information: http://www.summer.washington.edu/summer/findaclass/language.asp

Institution or program: The Boston Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four-six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Information:  http://www.bostonlanguage.com/fl/immersion.htm

Institution or program: University of Virginia’s Summer Language
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Information: http://www.virginia.edu/summer/SLI

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Language Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
Information: http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/summer

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Courses at UC- Santa Cruz
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: three-four, depending on course taken
Location: University of California, Santa Cruz, California

Information: http://language.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/summer.php 

Spanish

Institution or program: Northern Arizona University’s Summer Spanish Immersion Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: 12                
Length of program: 10 weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: all of SPA102, SPA201, SPA202
Location: Northern Arizona University Flagstaff campus
Information: http://www.cal.nau.edu/languages/sip.asp

Institution or program: Rio Salado Community College Online
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: eight or 14 week options
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: Spanish courses up through second year
Location: online
Information: http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/general_education/Pages/languages.aspx

Institution or program: University of Wisconsin Independent Learning
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: self-paced
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: Spanish courses up through second year
Location: Online
Information: http://www.dcs.wisc.edu/lsa/indlearn/language.htm

Institution or program: Summer Programs at Johns Hopkins
Northern Arizona University credits earned: four-eight                
Length of program: four weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: 100-200 level Spanish
Location: online and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
Information: https://orchid.hosts.jhmi.edu/summer/courses/undergrad.asp?de=18

Institution or program: University of North Carolina’s Summer Language Immersion Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: SPA101 and SPA102
Location: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Information: http://www.unc.edu/languageimmersion/spanish

Institution or program: Clemson Intensive Language Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for:  various possible
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Information: http://www.clemson.edu/caah/languages/special_programs.html

Institution or program: University of Virginia’s Summer Language
Northern Arizona University credits earned: 12                
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: SPA102, SPA201, SPA202
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Information: http://www.virginia.edu/summer/SLI

Institution or program: Middlebury College Intensive Summer Language School
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various options      
Length of program: six-eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Oakland, California and Middlebury College, Vermont
Information: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/spanish

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Language Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
Information: http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/summer

Institution or program: The Boston Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four-six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Information: http://www.bostonlanguage.com/fl/immersion.htm

Institution or program: University of Washington’s Summer Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: nine weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: SPA101 & SPA102
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Information: http://www.summer.washington.edu/summer/findaclass/language.asp

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Courses at UC- Santa Cruz
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: three-four, depending on course taken
Location: University of California, Santa Cruz, California

Information: http://language.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/summer.php 

Chinese

Institution or program: Rio Salado Community College Online
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: eight or 14 week options
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: Chinese courses up through second year
Location: online
Information: http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/general_education/Pages/languages.aspx

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Language Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
Information: http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/summer

Institution or program: Beloit College Center for Language Studies
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various possible     
Length of program: four-and-a-half or nine weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: 100-300 available
Location: Beloit, Wisconsin
Information: http://www.beloit.edu/cls/program/chinese

Institution or program: The Boston Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four-six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Information: http://www.bostonlanguage.com/fl/immersion.htm

Institution or program: University of Washington’s Summer Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: nine weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various available
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Information: http://www.summer.washington.edu/summer/findaclass/language.asp

Institution or program: University of North Carolina’s Summer Language Immersion Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: seven         
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: CHIN101 and three Liberal Studies credits (for culture)
Location: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Information: http://www.unc.edu/languageimmersion/chinese

Institution or program: University of Virginia’s Summer Language
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various available
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Information: http://www.virginia.edu/summer/SLI

Institution or program: Flagship Chinese Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various available
Location: Indiana University- Bloomington
Information: https://www.indiana.edu

Institution or program: Middlebury College Intensive Summer Language School
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various options      
Length of program: six-eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Oakland, California and Middlebury College, Vermont

Information: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/chinese 

Japanese

Institution or program: Rio Salado Community College Online
Northern Arizona University credits earned: variable by course                
Length of program: eight or 14 weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: Japanese courses up through second year
Location: online
Information: http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/general_education/Pages/languages.aspx

Institution or program: Middlebury College Intensive Summer Language School
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various options      
Length of program: six-eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Oakland, California and Middlebury College, Vermont
Information: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/japanese

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Language Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
Northern Arizona University credits earned: eight           
Length of program: eight weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California
Information: http://www.miis.edu/academics/language/summer

Institution or program: Beloit College Center for Language Studies
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various possible     
Length of program: four-and-a-half or nine weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: 100-300 available
Location: Beloit, Wisconsin
Information: http://www.beloit.edu/cls/program/japanese

Institution or program: The Boston Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four-six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Information: http://www.bostonlanguage.com/fl/immersion.htm

Institution or program: Clemson Intensive Language Program
Northern Arizona University credits earned: six                
Length of program: five weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various possible
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Information: http://www.clemson.edu/caah/languages/special_programs.html

Institution or program: Summer Intensive Courses at University of California - Santa Cruz
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: three-four, depending on course taken
Location: University of California, Santa Cruz, California
Information: http://language.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/summer.php

Institution or program: The Boston Language Institute
Northern Arizona University credits earned: various by course  
Length of program: four-six weeks
Northern Arizona University courses you get credit for: various levels available
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Information: http://www.bostonlanguage.com/fl/immersion.htm