Language Summer Camp

Language Summer Camp: Cultures, Languages, Love of Learning.

It's a summer camp truly like no other -- a place to transport children a world away by learning Arabic, Mandarin, and Portuguese, all through immersive language instruction and hands-on activities directed by native experts. And it's right here in Indianapolis.

In partnership with the Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies at Indiana University, the International School of Indiana's Language Summer Camp allows children to experience countries and cultures through learning and practicing the world's most widely used languages, and to better understand how other people live and see the world. No prior language experience is required.

Participants in the Arabic and Mandarin camps will learn from faculty at the Hamilton Lugar School, a world leader in the study of international affairs and the languages, cultures, and perspectives shaping our world. ISI faculty will lead the Portuguese instruction, showcasing the institution's approach to preparing students to succeed in an increasingly globalized world.

At a Glance: Camp Languages

Why Study Arabic

Arabic is one of the U.S. government’s top critical needs languages for U.S. students in higher education. With more than 300 million Arabic speakers around the globe, professional fluency in Arabic provides students with many career options, including business, government, nonprofits and more.

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Why Study Mandarin

Mandarin is one of the most spoken languages around the globe. In our increasingly interconnected world, China is a critical partner in business, government, the arts, nonprofits and other sectors. Students who have studied Mandarin stand out, and have a world of opportunity open to them professionally.

Meet Instructors & see camp structure