Summer in the USA (SUSA) is an organization that offers opportunities to study English with native English speaking families in the United States. Every summer we organize several month long trips for young people of the Basque Country to various parts of the USA for the purpose of them improving their English. We believe that this level of immersion is the best way to learn any language.
The best way to gain fluency in a language is to speak it! In place of classroom instruction we encourage students to practice English with their American family and friends throughout the month in everyday life.
While you are staying with your American family, our coordinators provide fun activities such as water activities, hiking, shopping, a big city visit, sports, movie night, … For many students the most exciting thing is to learn English while they are having a lot of fun living the American life!
To make sure your experience is the best it can be, local people from different ages join you in activities throughout the month. It is a great opportunity to mix with American people and become friends for life.
We place students with families we know and trust. They are interested in getting to know you and your culture and their desire is that you will feel a part of their family. You get to go where they go, do what they do and eventually speak how they speak!
"This has been without doubt an incredible experience making friendships for life with other Basque students as well as American friends. Thanks SUSA!"
"My two trips with SUSA have been the best experiences of my life."
"It was a great summer with new friends and an unforgettable month."
"I had a great time and made many new friends. I would love to do it again."
"This organization seems extraordinary to me. The students love it. They need to do something for the parents!"
"It was an unforgetable experience filled with surprises and excitement. I will never forget it."