The Sun Valley Summer Spanish Institute provides a unique opportunity for adult students to develop their Spanish language skills and to broaden their knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. The morning academic classes range from a beginning level to an advanced level. The afternoon cultural workshops range from art history to music to cooking and more. The intensive week-long format and diverse activities are designed to challenge motivated learners in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Registration opens April 1, 2013.
If you prefer to submit a paper registration by mail or in person, please download the form here.
What students have said about the Summer Spanish Institute:
“I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand on their Spanish language skills. Excellent teachers, well-organized, and a very well-rounded presentation.”
“This was the best way to spend a week. I am very grateful for this opportunity.”
“The wide variety of classes was superior. Each session I attended was interesting and informational.”
“Very fun, excellent learning. I will be back next year. Love the variety of ways to learn and the immersion.”
“The teachers and staff all did a wonderful job! It was great to learn from and be exposed to many different Spanish-speaking people, dialects, and accents.”
“The Institute was very well done. I enjoyed the variety - all of the instructors were superb!”
“I’ve been looking for an opportunity such as this for a long time.”
Daily Schedule, Monday-Friday:
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Academic language classes (divided into 4 levels)
1:15-4:30 p.m. - Cultural workshops, activities, and grammar clinics
Several $250 scholarships are available through the CSI Blaine County Center. Individuals must submit a letter of application by March 15, 2013.
Scholarship application letters should describe the individual’s interest in learning the Spanish language, how the individual plans to use Spanish skills, and why a scholarship will help. Letters should be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. on March 15 to Jenny Emery Davidson: email@example.com.
Scholarships for BLAINE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT personnel are available through the Blaine County Education Foundation. Please contact Mike Burchmore at the BCEF, 578-5449 or www.supportbcef.org.
Two lower division college credits (course code SPAN 199A B01E) are available through the College of Southern Idaho for an additional $50 fee. Two upper division college credits (course code EDUC 5598P) are available through Idaho State University for an additional $100 fee. Students must register and pay for the college credit on-site on the first morning of the Spanish Institute (June 17). Students will be graded on a pass/fail basis. To receive a passing grade, the student must participate fully in all sessions of the Spanish Institute and must keep a portfolio of her/his work throughout the week.
For more information, contact the CSI Blaine County Center:
Blaine County Center
1050 Fox Acres Road
Hailey, ID 83333
(208) 788-6439 (fax)