Top 5 Benefits of Doing a Summer Immersion Program in the U.S.

Summer is definitely the time of the year where you can explore your own interests because you can choose how you want to spend your time. If you are interested in immersing yourself in the American culture, then a Summer Immersion Program in the United States is what you are looking for.

There are many benefits in participating in a Summer Immersion Program in the U.S., we have listed the top 5 benefits below.

 

1.     You will practice speaking English in an immersive environment…

 

A cultural immersion is the best way to practice and to improve your language skills faster. Living in the United States with an American family will allow you to practice with native speakers, resulting in achieving better accuracy of your pronunciation and grammar. The challenge to understand others will improve listening and speaking skills. In addition to expanding and building your vocabulary, you will be practicing your English daily in different situations.

 

2.     You will develop long-lasting friendships with an American family…

 

Living with an American family and sharing daily life with them will allow you to learn about their lifestyle, culture, and traditions. However, you should also be open to sharing your culture and if possible, teach your host family something from your home country, whether it’s a food recipe or a traditional game. Sharing your culture with your host family will enable the development of a mutual understanding and respect that culminates a friendship that will last a lifetime.

 

3.     You will discover a new culture and home…

When you live with locals in another country, you are immersing yourself and will discover more about the local culture than any tourist can ever do. You will learn things that only locals understand, visit places that locals visit, eat what locals eat, and live like locals.

In the immersion program you will not only discover a new culture, but will also find a new home away from home.

 

4.     You will try activities you have never tried before…

The immersion program will allow you to try activities that you have never tried before. Each weekend, your family will take you on a family outing. You might watch your first baseball or football game, experience sightseeing of well known landmarks, or try rides and activities in the most popular amusement park in the United States, Six Flags.

 

5.     You will become more self-aware…

 

When you participate in an immersion program, you not only learn about a new culture, but you become more self-aware and start to see the world from a different perspective. All the experiences and the things you will learn during your immersion program will remain with you for a lifetime.

 

Which part of the U.S. would you like to spend your Summer? Let us know in the comments below.