SLIYS Testimonials

SLIYS logo“I had the most fun meeting new people. The opportunity to meet dozens of kids who so closly share in  your interests made SLIYS an amazing experience."

- SLIYS '16 Participant

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“As a person who enjoys learning other languages, I feel like SLIYS is an extremely helpful experience. Not only do you delve into almost all of the most important aspects of language(s), but this program also provides the perfect balance of easygoing campus life and a busy academic schedule that can appeal to anyone. I’d definitely recommend SLIYS to any student passionate about being college-bound and linguistics."
--SLIYS 2014

“I loved SLIYS and it was really fun staying at the dorm. It was a great way to get a little taste of college life. Talking to native speakers was really informative and I learned a lot.” 
--SLIYS 2014

Meet New People

"I realized just how many different kinds of teenagers there are. My world was widened and my heart was opened. Also being able to meet native speakers was a lovely experience. Our teachers were pretty cool too!" --SLIYS 2012

“Not only did I learn about language, I met and befriended like-minded people with whom I connected very well.” --SLIYS 2014

What I Learned About Me

"SLIYS helped me realize the amazing world in my head, and helped direct my thoughts about language I've puzzled over for ages." --SLIYS 2012

"I finally realized through SLIYS that I wasn't alone in my nerdiness, and that he lovable quirks of my peers can continue to adulthood, the instructors are awesome!" --SLIYS 2012

About Linguistics

“It exceeded my expectations. My knowledge of phonetics, especially expanded, and my understanding of linguistics as a whole is much improved. Wonderful program!” --SLIYS 2014

"If you are interested in finding out more about what linguistics is and how it works, I would definitely recommend this camp. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the friends I made. Thank you so much!" --SLIYS 2012