Studying Abroad: Cultural Immersion with Alpadia Language Schools
Discovering the World through Language: Unleashing Your Potential with Alpadia Language Schools
A language immersion course with Alpadia Language Schools is more than just an academic adventure: it’s also a cultural thrill!
When you study French or German at one of our fantastic schools throughout Europe, you’ll get to watch your language skills improve while immersed in a new and exciting culture – whether you choose Berlin, Montreux or Lyon, you’ll get to experience all the wonderful things each destination has to offer. Try new foods, meet new people, and explore historic and iconic landmarks that will make all your friends wish they were there.
But a cultural immersion has many other benefits beyond just making your friends jealous – let's go through them.
Benefits of a cultural immersion
- Form meaningful connections with local people: the standard tourist probably doesn’t interact much with the locals during their short trip – in fact, many prefer to just lounge by the pool or beach. But with a cultural immersion, you’ll get to spend quality time with your chosen community
- Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of other cultures: since you’ll be spending more time with native speakers and going on trips to places of significant historical interest, you’ll gain a much deeper understanding and knowledge of the local culture than the standard tourist
- Try great food and visit hidden gems: when you’re hanging with the locals, you’ve got a better chance of learning about all the area’s hidden gems: get the best recommendations for where to eat, where to swim, where to hike and where to shop
- Improve your language skills at a rapid rate: by surrounding yourself in the local culture, you’ll have more opportunities to practice your language skills with native speakers in a natural setting
Alpadia Language Schools
Alpadia Language Schools has several locations across France, Switzerland, and Germany, which are perfect for students looking to improve their French or German skills while also having a travel adventure. These destinations are:
As the capital city of Germany, Berlin offers a unique international study experience. Not only is the city full of fascinating historical monuments and buildings that offer insight into the country’s poignant past, but it’s also one an industry leader in technology, science and music. Whether you want to visit the remnants of the Berlin Wall or spend the night dancing away in one of the city’s many clubs, it’s bound to be an adventure.
As the eco-city of Germany, Freiburg is the perfect blend of futurism, innovation and historical architecture. Where else will you find cutting-edge sustainable practices alongside dramatic Gothic Cathedrals? And of course, there’s the breathtaking Black Forest, located on the edge of the city. Freiburg truly has it all!
The gastronomy capital of France – Lyon has a big reputation! But when you’re not filling your mouth with different culinary treats, you can also explore one of the largest old quarters in Europe and admire the distinct style of the Renaissance period. If that’s not enough, there’s also numerous museums that you can visit to fulfil your historical needs, including the Musuem of Fine Arts and the Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature.
Finally, we have the picturesque Swiss town of Montreux. Located on the shoreline of Lake Geneva, and at the base of the Swiss Alps, this town has something for everyone. Want to go kayaking or swimming the lake? Great. Hiking and frolicking in the mountains? Done. Want to experience the second largest jazz festival in the world? Also done! Let Montreux surprise you this year.
To make sure that all Alpadia students make the most of their cultural immersion experience, we offer a social programme that is unique to each school, and which highlights some of the best landmarks and attractions in the area. We’ve also organized activities such as cooking lessons and wine tasting, so students not only get to sample local products and cuisine while bonding with their classmates.