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Covid 19 - Update

LITA is currently accepting applications for summer 2021 and we encourage you to initiate an application here on our website or reach out to us directly with any questions. As we have all experienced, we are living through an extraordinary and strange time, with health and safety guidelines and medical information constantly evolving and changing. We remain in close contact with all our colleagues, friends, and host families in Spain, and we are optimistic that all of our programs will be able to run in summer of 2021. We understand that certain safety measures will be necessary and certain programming components may need to be reimagined or modified.

Our first priority is always to provide a safe and meaningful experience, both for our students and staff as well as the communities that we visit and the partners with whom we engage. We are proceeding with our programs and preparations under the premise that possible exposure to COVID-19 is currently a part of our lives wherever we go.

Please feel free to reach out directly to Jordan, LITA's director, with any questions or concerns. You can reach Jordan over email at

Covid 19 Update


Dates and cost


LITA's high school summer programs occur during the months of June and July.
For Summer 2021, we currently have four trips to choose from:

5 Week Programs
North Group: June 21 - July 27, 2021
South Group: June 21 - July 27, 2021

3 Week Programs
North Group: June 28 - July 19, 2021
South Group: June 28 - July 19, 2021

5-Week Programs: $8,750 per student (group departs from JFK; tuition cost excludes international air travel)
3-Week Programs: $6,150 per student (group departs from JFK; tuition cost excludes international air travel)



Students who apply to LITA must be finishing 9th through 11th grades in high school and have a minimum of two years of Spanish study.

LITA students have an ability to commit to being a positive member of a small group through new, and at times challenging, cultural and linguistic experiences. They have a true sense of adventure, a keen interest in language acquisition, and a willingness to be outside of their comfort zones in an immersive environment.


Financial Aid

We recognize that the cost of a summer program can be prohibitive to many students and families, and LITA is committed to helping make our summer programs accessible to as many motivated Spanish students as possible. As a smaller program, we are only able to offer financial aid awards to a small percentage of students each summer. However, we encourage all applicants in need of financial assistance to complete our online application for financial aid as well as seek out outside scholarship awards, grants and other financial aid opportunities.

We will use the following timeline for administering financial assistance to applicants:

January 31 - Full financial aid application for summer program is due
February 15 - LITA sends financial aid offer
February 28 - Deadline for student to accept offer

LITA's application for financial aid as well as a list of fundraising resources can be accessed via the individual login portal.

*Financial aid is contingent on acceptance to the program.