Squash & Spanish/Summer 2017/June 30-July 14

Program overview

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For the first year hosted on Williams College campus, Squash and Beyond is pleased to introduce squash programs to combine intensive squash training with foreign language immersion abroad.  Each two-week program will enable students to strengthen their squash game and improve their foreign language skills.

Both Squash and French Language and Squash and Spanish Language are for campers grades 9-12, offers a fantastic setting for language study.

These programs are open to high school squash players who have had at least one year of French language instruction (for the French programs), one year of Spanish language instruction (for the Spanish programs), or equivalent language experience outside the classroom. Our programs are small enough for our language instructors to be able to accommodate a variety of language levels, from second year through advanced.


  • Improve your squash game while training five hours each day.
  • Receive 3 hours of language instruction daily
  • Gain confidence and skill in speaking French or Spanish
  • Enjoy all night activities offered by SQUASH AND BEYOND

Squash and language Instruction hours per week

25 hours of squash training per week (50 hours over two weeks)

20 hours of language classes per week (40 hours over two weeks)

Language Immersion

To facilitate rapid language progress, students will be encouraged to speak only French in the French program and only Spanish in the Spanish program.

Our language instructors are native speakers as well as experienced teaching associates in the French and Spanish language departments at Williams College.  They will live with the students in the dorm, providing two sessions of formal instruction and structured conversational practice each day, as well as ongoing opportunities to converse informally with a native speaker.

Accommodations and supervision

Students, coaches and teachers will live in West Dorm, on the Williams campus. A separate floor will be designated for each language group in order to encourage campers to speak French and Spanish. The group coaches and the language instructor will live with the students and accompany them on all excursions, providing round-the-clock supervision.

Parents and Students Please Note

We expect students in our Squash and Language programs to adhere to the same rules that apply in all of our programs and tours.  There will be no late-night activities, and the use of tobacco, alcohol, or non-prescription drugs is strictly prohibited.

Language Requirement

Our language programs are open to high school squash players who have at least one year of instruction in the language of the program or equivalent language experience outside the classroom.  Exceptions may be made, depending on the type of language experience the student has had.  If you are uncertain about whether or not your student’s language background qualifies, please give our office a call.


Williams College is a private institution that was founded in 1793. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,053, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 450 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Williams College’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 1.

Williams College—located in Williamstown, Mass., at the foothill of Mount Greylock in the Berkshire Mountains—is one of the oldest colleges in the country. The school was originally a men’s college until 1970, when women were first admitted. The college’s fraternities were abolished in 1962. The school has many unique student activities, including the semi-annual, school-wide trivia contest and the annual Mountain Day in October when students hike Mount Greylock. The Williams Ephs (named after the school’s founder Ephraim Williams) participate in NCAA Division III varsity sports in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Williams is also part of the unofficial Little Three athletic conference with Amherst and Wesleyan. The school requires freshmen to live on campus in any of six different residence halls.

COST of program: $3500 for two full weeks