English Summer Experience

Edition 2021, 11-17 July

Also this year, Assisi International School organizes the English Summer Experience, an educational week in contact with nature, a residential campus in English dedicated to young people from 14-16 years old

Well aware of the difficulties that this prolonged period of emergency has provoked in adolescents, for whom social isolation was an extreme source of distress, we have decided to organize this new edition of English Summer Experience with a greater focus on socialization.

English Summer Experience will take place from 11-17 July, 2021. A weeklong immersion in the English language, a perfect mix of fun and learning. The first objective of the campus will be to rediscover the value of the group, the strength of the whole and the power of exchanging and sharing different viewpoints, through “the debate school”, to work on relationships and the contact with others

Immersed in the peace of the Mount Subasio Regional Park, through contact with nature, the kids will have the chance to share moments of life and experiences through excursions, workshops and recreational activities. Additionally, seeing the difficulties and shortcomings of distance learning, some hours a day will be dedicated to the acquisition of a study method and tools such as mental mapping, which will be useful for the beginning of the new school year. 

Each evening there will be a moment dedicated to reflection in order to discover one’s own aspirations, to relaxation and relief from psychological stress accumulated throughout the year. 

English Summer Experience is a unique experience to improve English in a context of incredible beauty.

Much more than a campus

It is much more than a campus. Today, knowing English offers an undeniable cultural advantage as an educational and professional investment for the future. The presence of mother-tongue English tutors and teachers allow the youngsters to communicate spontaneously in English, immersed in a truly international climate for 5 days. The English Summer Experience expert and qualified educators, will offer the right stimulation to the kids so that individual values, abilities and preferences can emerge, sharing talents, creativity and social skills.

Your child will learn to:

  • Communicate in English

  • Use mental maps

  • Adopt a new study methodology

  • Debate technique

  • Effective relaxation

IMPORTANT: based on last year’s experience, we can guarantee rigorous respect of all the anticovid norms. In case of cancellation of the campus due to Covid-19 restrictions the entire fee will be reimbursed.


  • 5.30 – 6 pm: arrival and settling in rooms
  • 6.30 – 8 pm: group activity to become acquainted and socialize. Guided by the educators, the young people will work on the organization of the week, so that expectations and desires of each participant can emerge and be shared.
  • 8 – 9 pm: dinner
  • 9 – 10.30 pm: theme night, group games.
  • 10.30: goodnight circle time

From Monday to Friday:

  • 8 – 9 am: wake up and breakfast
  • 9 – 11.30 am: study method workshop / creative workshops in English / excursions
  • 11.30 – 12:00: snack
  • 12 – 1. 30 pm: applied workshops / workshops in English
  • 1.30 – 3 pm: lunch and relax.
  • 3 – 4 pm: group activity in English
  • 4 – 5.30 pm: pool games
  • 5.30 – 6.30 pm: creative games, group games. English conversation
  • 6.30 – 7.30 pm: debate
  • 7.30 – 8 pm: shower and relax
  • 8 – 9 pm: dinner
  • 9- 10.30 pm: let’s get to know each other
  • 10.30: goodnight circle time.


  • 8 – 9.30 am: wake up, breakfast and leaving rooms
  • 10.30 – 1 pm: work to end the campus


The central idea of all the activities proposed will be THE RELATIONSHIP. Through the use of photography, juggling, artistic and musical workshops, immersed in nature, the kids will experience the richness and new stimulation of an international environment and how fun it is to learn English through the amazing value of discovery.

The course is designed and structured so that the participants can immerse themselves in the English language through the proposed experiences, and simultaneously enhance their relational skills, practical abilities and their emotional intelligence.

With this in mind, the proposed activities are designed to contemporarily involve the physical, emotional and cognitive dimension of each participant.

The environment that is specifically structured, the contact with nature, since ever a source of marvelous discoveries for us humans, the time and rhythm designed for structured activities and the breaks will be the ideal condition for the participants to live an educational experience aimed at wellbeing and fun.

  • Nature

    Guided by the idea of sustainability, we wish to transfer the importance of having a direct relationship with nature, as well as cultivating the necessity to respect and experience the environment that surrounds us. It is not always necessary to change through big acts, but also normal everyday activities can make the difference. Not wasting energy in one’s own house can seem underrated but in reality it has a great value, because all together, if we are determined, can really change things as individuals in relation to the world around us. Throughout their entire stay against the splendid backdrop of the Subasio regional park, we will learn to reconnect with nature and cultivate passion for our environment by living it directly, through walks in the magnificent paths of the Umbrian hills. Indeed, for a few years now, thanks to the work of numerous institutions and authorities, the ancient Franciscan and Benedictine paths have been brought back to light, combining the traditional trekking with the redevelopment of artistic and spiritual places.

    All the staff are English native speakers. Wendy, our teacher at Assisi International School, born in the US and specialized in the Montessori method, will be responsible for the campus and the coordination of all activities, as every year.

    This year’s edition will start in June and last for three weeks. It is possible to choose when to participate and for how many weeks.

  • Friendship

    When observing nature, perceiving its beauty and respecting it, a process of inner knowledge is triggered. The environment is able to solicit and involve the best part of every being.

    Knowing oneself in order to create the connections of long lasting friendships are the privileged objectives of this further aspect of the AIS English Summer Experience inspired by the example of Saint Francis who dedicated his life to others and to the respect towards creation as a whole.

  • Kitchen garden

    The cooking workshops are designed to allow the young people to unleash their creativity and inventiveness, working as a group with a professional chef. The presence of the Native English tutor allows for learning many new terms in English through a learning by doing approach. Every day the kids, divided in small groups, will learn to make bread, pizza and desserts that they then will be able to taste together.

  • Creativity

    During a typical day, the kids will be stimulated through the experience of various artistic, graphical and painting techniques of modeling and “assembly”, thanks to which they will live a new modality of relationship. The objective is to stimulate their creative response and problem solving capacity through emotional involvement, an essential condition for any type of effective learning.


    AIS Assisi International School

    Via Cristoforo Cecci 2C,
    06081 Santa Maria degli Angeli - Assisi (PG)
    Tel: +39 075 9471123 e +39 371 1337341
    E-mail: ais@fondazionepatriziopaoletti.org

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