Foreign Language and Culture Day Camp

Campers entering grades 6-8
July 20-24, 2015

Foreign Language and Culture Day Camp

Early bird registration ends June 26, 2015!

Have you ever wanted to explore other countries, other cultures, and other languages? We invite you to join us this summer in our discovery tour of Austria, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, and more. This summer day camp will provide campers with hands-on activities where they will learn about German, Spanish, and Latin American languages and cultures. Some activities will include exploring food from Germany and Mexico, designing and creating a mural, and making piñatas. Add an accent to your summer and join us as we show you the many amazing benefits of learning a second language!

Foreign Language and Culture Day Camp Director:
Linda Saborío
is an Associate Professor of Spanish for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Northern Illinois University, where she teaches Spanish language, culture, and literature courses. Saborío lived for many years in Costa Rica before returning to the United States for her doctorate degree. She has been the director of a handful of study abroad programs to Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain. From teaching to research, Saborío looks forward to inspiring young people to learn about foreign cultures and study a second language.

Foreign Language and Culture Day Camp Assistant Director:
Antonio Illescas is a recent graduate from Northern Illinois University, where he received a B.A. in German with K-12 teacher licensure and an endorsement to teach Spanish. He is a native speaker of Spanish and has been learning German for approximately ten years. Antonio has been a foreign language learner twice; first, when he learned English from Spanish and second, when he learn German from English. In 2013, Antonio received several grants to study abroad for the summer in Lüneburg, Germany. He has also lived in Spain, Italy, and Germany, and has explored parts of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Summer Day Camp Fees: Day campers $225 ($250 after June 26, 2015); NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.

For more information contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail

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