Our Program is an exceptional opportunity for you to improve your English language skills, whether you’re a university student or a professional. Based on the educational philosophy of learning-by-doing, the Vacation English Immersion supports you in improving your English language skills with an interactive, student-centered approach. The Vacation English Immersion is designed so that you’ll get the full benefit of language learning opportunities, while enjoying your time in Santa Fe. For a true immersion experience, you’ll attend communicative English Classes and Culture & Communication Workshops, as well as Extracurricular Activities.

2014 Dates:

  • Jan 21st – Feb 14th
  • Feb 24th – Mar 14th
  • Mar 31st – Apr 18th
  • Apr 28th – May 16th
  • July 10th – 30th

Other sessions available if there is space available on SFUAD’s premises, and a minimum enrollment of 20 students (10 per English level).

In the English classes, you’ll focus on developing your communicative English language skills in a comfortable classroom environment. You will be grouped according to your proficiency level and work with highly trained, experienced language instructors who love to teach.


You’ll receive approximately 15 hours a week of communicative English language instruction, actively learning through hands-on activities like scavenger hunts, role-plays and video projects. By engaging in fun and interesting language learning activities, you’ll see your language skills improving from the first day of class!

Culture & Communication Workshops

In the Culture & Communication Workshops, you’ll learn about and experience a variety of cultural traditions and themes. Through guest speakers, field trips and active lessons, you’ll not only use your English language skills, but also expand your intercultural understanding and competency. Popular topics include: Native American Traditions, Sports, Jewelry Making, Ethnic Food, Yoga, and Film.

Extracurricular activities provide an additional opportunity to improve English language skills and learn about U.S. culture. Vacation English Immersion students are part of the SFUAD campus community, and you’re encouraged to participate in university events and activities. Some popular events may include: art exhibits, movie nights, concerts, sports, and day trips. You’ll have ample free time in the evenings and on the weekends to take advantage of the SFUAD sponsored activities, as well as explore Santa Fe on your own.

Program offered for students, faculty and staff, and English Teachers.


  • 12 hours of English language instruction per week.
  • Participants grouped according to their proficiency level and work with highly trained, experienced English language instructors.
  • 6-hour Culture & Communication Workshops offered 3 times per week.
  • Weekly excursions allow participants to explore Santa Fe.


Three weeks

English Proficiency:

All participants must complete the Laureate English Placement Test

Immigration Documents:

B-2 visitor visa

Minimum age:

18 years

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated November 16, 2018
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