Boston College High School students were given the opportunity to take part in a Summer Immersion Program in Lyon, France, according to The Boston Globe. The students were able to put their French language studies into good use.
The program included the students living with a French family, learning the city's history as well as taking courses at the Centre Saint March, a Jesuit high school in Lyon. The summer excursion also included trips to the Roman Amphitheater and the Gallo Roman. Plus, a three-day trip to Paris, the news source reports.
According to DiscoverLanguages.org, there are a number of benefits for students who learn second languages early on, such as its positive effect on intellectual growth while also enhancing the child's mental development. In addition, students are more flexible with their thinking and have a better ear for listening. It can benefit how the child understands his or her own language and opens the door for other cultures and acceptance.