Our History

Above all, we are committed to second language acquisition. Our mentor, John Rassias, was at the forefront of language instruction for more than four decades. He pioneered methods  that prioritized experiential learning, emotional connections, and fearless fun.

For over 25 years, The Rassias Center for World Languages and Culture at Dartmouth College has offered people of all ages 10-day summer immersion courses in over thirteen different languages ( ALPs ) at Dartmouth as well as workshops for language teachers.

Our success over these many years confirms our belief that we can only maintain the quality of our programs by building personalized contact with you, our staff, and our European friends.

We are committed to quality in our staff, our host families, and our itineraries. To accomplish this we enroll groups limited to 15 to 35 students in our programs in France and Spain.