Applications are now OPEN for Summer 2022! Click the button below to be taken to our Applications page.

 The 2022 Summer Program

June 13 – August 12, 2022

After running the Summer@CanIL program online in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to host the Summer program in person again for 2022!

At CanIL, we value a holistic approach to education: face-to-face learning in an engaging classroom environment combined with time spent living and growing in community. Our Summer Program in particular has always included many opportunities to interact inside and outside the classroom in a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and linguists active in their field. It’s a great opportunity to study together, worship in chapels, have lots of fun, and ask questions about living and serving in different locations around the world. Join us for a summer of linguistics and community!

Please get in touch with Admissions staff at for more information. For current information on the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our programs, please refer to the Latest CanIL COVID-19 Response Information page.

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Summer@CanIL, a Natural Academic Entry Point

Our 9-week summer linguistic training is a customized, intensive and fun-filled program designed so you may complete your pre-requisite courses and launch into one of several Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Degrees, or any of our eight Training Tracks. Our summer program courses are also listed in the academic calendars of several schools so students may complete their linguistics 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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Benefit Now! Reduced Tuition, More Financial Aid

For first-time students, summer tuition is an unprecedented $255 per credit hour! In addition, you may apply for financial aid. Qualifying students typically receive $1,000-$1,500 toward their tuition costs.

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World Class 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 use, 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 answers to those questions.

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