Our summer program is a natural academic entry point

Our 9 week summer linguistic training is a custom-designed, intensive and fun-filled program that is designed to properly launch you into one of several Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, or one of our 8 Training Tracks by helping you to complete your pre-requisite courses. Our summer program courses are also listed in the academic calendars of a number of schools for their students to complete their linguistic electives.

Summer is also a great opportunity to test the waters of linguistics, literacy, Bible translation, Scripture Use, and studies in language and culture. Come for 9 weeks and then make your choice from there.

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Learn from field experienced faculty

Most CanIL staff have first-hand experience working overseas. Our instructors and faculty have extensive experience in linguistic analysis, literacy, Bible translation, Scripture engagement, linguistic software development and language survey from a variety of locations and minority languages around the world. Many of our faculty are still actively involved in field projects. If you have questions about working and living in a global context, our summer program provides an excellent opportunity to find those answers.

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Benefit from reduced tuition & financial aid incentives

For first time students, summer tuition is an unprecedented $255 per credit hour! In addition, you can apply for financial aid. Qualifying students typically receive $1000-1500 toward their tuition costs.

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Experience great community

Our Summer program is designed to build community through affordable shared living and many outdoor activities. Students and staff interact in and out of the classroom on hikes and camping in the nearby mountains or coastline. Summer skit nights, romps around the beautiful Trinity Western Campus, roasting food over a fire, practicing saying phrases in a newly learned language, participating in chapel activities, watching creative Scripture presentation from our Scripture Use class and so much more will help you share a summer worth remembering and build lasting friendships.

Summer Community Life