Youth Program in Minnesota

Academic Preparation and Cultural Orientation for a US High School Experience!

July 13 - August 7, 2020

Are you an international student and curious about enrolling in an American High School? Or maybe you just want to learn English for fun and meet other teenagers from around the world! Then this program is for you!

Join GLI’s Youth Program in Minnesota (ages 12-17) as the first step in your preparation for a better American high school experience! Do you wonder what it would be like to attend high school in the United States? Are you already planning to attend a high school in the U.S.? Are you currently attending a high school but need more help with your English or adjustment to the American system? GLI’s program can help you!


Let us help you to prepare for a more successful high school experience. We can help you to improve both your academic English and your understanding of U.S. culture and high school life. With your new skills, you will gain confidence so that high school can be a more comfortable and rewarding experience for you.

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Sample Schedule – First Week

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Educational Field Trips

Enrich your learning outside of the classroom through educational and cultural field trips. Each week, you will visit important places such as the beautiful State Capitol Building and the Science Museum of Minnesota as part of your history and science classes.

Friday Activities

Take a break from your studies to have some fun! Each Friday, a full-day outing is planned for you and your friends at GLI. You will experience new places such as the Mall of America, the largest shopping center in the United States with an aquarium and Nickelodeon Universe Amusement Park inside the mall!


The best way to practice your English and learn about day-to-day life in the United States is to stay with an American family. GLI's homestay families are carefully selected and are interested in welcoming international teenagers like you into their home as part of their family.

Program Location

GLI is located in St. Paul, the capitol city of Minnesota. Together with its “twin” city, Minneapolis, GLI offers a lovely urban environment for students. The Twin Cities are known for their natural beauty and many city lakes and parks. Cleanliness, friendliness, and high quality education are also part of their reputation. The Mall of America, the largest shopping center in the United States (including an amusement park and aquarium inside), is found here. And the famous Mississippi River, which begins in Minnesota, is just one minute from our front door!

Program Features

  • Comprehensive intake testing procedure and placement
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • Modern textbooks, computers, and other materials
  • Maximum class size 15
  • Weekly educational field trips
  • Full-day excursion every Friday
  • Homestay family carefully selected by GLI, with meals
  • Evening and weekend family living with homestay families
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Certificate awarded at graduation ceremony
  • 4-week camp (shorter programs available)
  • Individual bookings and groups welcome

Note: High school preparedness depends upon language proficiency at time of enrollment. Although GLI will work in cooperation with students and high schools, GLI does not guarantee high school placement or academic preparedness to meet all schools’ requirements.

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