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World Languages and Careers Academy • June 26 – 28, 2017

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You are invited to attend a new, intensive foreign language academy at UW Oshkosh.

High school students have a new and unique opportunity to participate in an intensive foreign language learning experience and to find out how foreign language study enhances both educational and career paths at the World Languages and Careers Academy scheduled June 26 to 28 at UW Oshkosh. View our FAQ page.

The three-day program offers:

  • Intensive language instruction and activities
  • Career exploration with Wisconsin business partners
  • Residence hall living
  • Outdoor recreation

Eligibility: The academy is open to high school students ages 15 to 18 who have completed two years or more of high school French, German, Japanese or Spanish. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per language.

Cost: $350 per student. Eligible students will receive a $150 voucher toward the cost of a future CAPP course. The fee covers:

  • Foreign language instruction and activities
  • Two nights in a double, air-conditioned dorm room,
  • Two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners, daily snacks
  • 24-hour supervision

Academy Activities: Students arrive 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday and depart 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. UW Oshkosh staff provide opportunities for learning and using a foreign language and discovering how the study of foreign languages complements a wide range of academic subjects. Students have the opportunity to work with different media in a new state-of-the-art computer lab and to participate in activities designed to improve language skills. Wisconsin business partners will discuss with students how foreign language proficiency can enhance a number of career paths. Conversation and cultural activities round out each day’s events.

Housing, Meals and Facilities: Students are housed in double rooms in an air-conditioned residence hall and are supervised by student counselors through the duration of the academy. Academy participants are encouraged to sit together during meals in Blackhawk Commons for informal conversation in their target language. Instruction takes place in the newly renovated Clow Classroom Center, also the location of the Foreign Languages Multimedia Lab.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Habeck at habeckr@uwosh.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Wade-Sirabian at wade@uwosh.edu

This program is a collaboration of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Cooperative Academic Partnership Program and Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement.