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September 1, 2021

While the COVID pandemic has certainly altered the landscape of international student travel and disrupted our communities in difficult and often emotional ways, it has also highlighted our collective need for authentic and meaningful human connection. We are very excited to resume normal operations this year! LITA will be offering a full slate of summer programs in 2022. We are currently accepting applications for summer 2022; however, new applicants should be aware that we anticipate fewer available spots than usual, given that many accepted students from the past two summers will be rolling over their matriculation to 2022. We encourage all interested students to consider applying early this fall! Feel free to reach out to Jordan Romm (LITA's director) either via email (jordan@experiencelita.com) or simply begin an application and we will reach out to you.

Con mucho cariño,

La familia LITA

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Group Leaders

Working with LITA

Working with LITA as a group leader is a unique and amazing opportunity. At LITA, we care tremendously about our group leaders and the quality of their experience working with us. LITA’s Directors are highly involved in the group leader experience, and they work hard to make sure that each leader is fulfilled and inspired by their summer spent with LITA. Several days of training in the spring, and a family-oriented, personalized experience provide for a supportive and collaborative working environment that distinguishes our program and helps create transformative experiences for both group leaders and students.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders

Our group leaders are at once responsible, caring, energetic and dynamic. All LITA leaders are young professional high school Spanish teachers who are passionate about working with high school students and who love Spain and the Spanish language. These leaders are dedicated to providing a safe, structured, and nurturing environment for our students while fostering positive, supportive relationships within their LITA group. They find joy in connecting with their students, making them laugh, and inspiring them to grow as individuals.

Group Leaders

Leader Requirements

To work as a LITA leader, applicants must go through a selective interview process with LITA’s Directors. LITA group leaders must also be at least 25 years of age, fluent in Spanish, and willing to commit to speaking exclusively in Spanish with LITA students. They have ample experience working with high school students, are accomplished travelers, and most importantly, they are enthusiastic about committing to LITA’s mission and the focused care of our students throughout the trip. Of particular note is the commitment to consider, above all else, the safety and well being of LITA students at every moment.

Group Leaders

Leader Responsibilities

LITA leaders are responsible first and foremost for the safety and well-being of all LITA students in their care. They are also responsible for the day-to-day management of trip logistics and the overall student experience. This includes coordinating excursions and meals; overseeing language classes, independent projects and student internships during the homestay experience; engaging in ongoing communication with LITA’s host families; and supervising all group activities and dynamics throughout the entirety of the trip. LITA's Directors are also on the ground in Spain during the entirety of our programs to ensure a successful and supportive environment for both group leaders and students.