Testimonials

32 years of experience.  
Thousands of student's lives changed.  
Unbelievably grateful parents.  
Here are a few of their quotes.
  1. Nell, France
    "One subject that I don't have to worry about, however, is French. Not to brag or anything, but I'm now one of the best in the class, thanks to Rassias. I can actually understand what my insane teacher is screaming, which is more than a lot of the kids in my class."
  2. Harry and Ellen Levitt, parents of Alex and Teddy, France
    "The experiences Alex enjoyed this summer were over the top fantastic! He is still high on France, everyone from Rassias, and the other kids in the program, and most importantly he loves showing his command of the language. We couldn't have asked for more life experiences and another language all wrapped up in one incredible package! The only question we have: how do you do it?"
  3. Mother of Max, Gijón
    "We finally heard from Max today (wifi at his house was not working until Max fixed it today...;-) and just wanted to let you know that it sounds like he is doing very well with the family he is living with. He is enjoying the time he is spending there and he is surprised at how well he is communicating with them. I can't believe you found him a family where the father hates vegetables too!"
  4. Emily's Mother, Spain
    "I think this was a real eye-opening experience for Emily. She found so many wonderful things to love about another culture. It's a real gift she had the chance to “Get out of Dodge.” We are lucky to live in a great place, but there are many other ways to live beautifully. I'm glad she got to immerse herself in one of them. Great choice on the town and the people. I think the homestay was especially precious, as you knew ahead of time."
  5. The Whetsells, parents of Holly, Arles and staff member
    "...I want to emphasize how wonderful ...(the leaders and staff) were. They made all kinds of efforts ...they were supportive and always on the ball!!! ...a very fun summer, and I commend you on your choice of instructors and families."
  6. Jeremy Teicher
    "I'm taking a moment to share a laugh with you and my son's (Jeremy Teicher) high school french teacher (a variation of this letter to her). First a quick review. Jeremy was faltering badly in high school french. It's fair to say he was one of the weakest students and he was fairly miserable. My husband, Jim and I just wanted him to pass the subject. I found your program - which Jeremy attended after 10th grade. He returned saying he wanted to go to Dartmouth. I went to the store, purchased one of those college books and opened the page to Dartmouth pointing to the grade point average and the SAT scores. That was it. He was a changed kid. The French? He got the "most improved student" recognition by his teacher and though his spelling in both French and English are poor to this day, he actually enjoyed the remainder of this high school french classes. But there is more. As you may recall when we spoke years ago, he was admitted to Dartmouth graduating in 2010. . There's more - he has directed his first feature length film - now going around the world in major international festivals - in FRENCH. (The language of the film is Pulaar - but he directed it in French). And finally - why I just had to write. Jeremy is in Paris now presenting the film and conversing IN FRENCH with students for the entire week. ( L’association Cinéma Public organise chaque année depuis maintenant plus de vingt ans, le Festival international de cinéma jeunes publics CINÉ JUNIOR http://www.cinemapublic.org/Grand-comme-le-baobab.html?lang=fr Can you believe this? Here's the trailer for the film and more details http://tallasthebaobabtree.com/ And on this page you can find an interview with Jeremy - in French - with a Montreal TV station. http://tallasthebaobabtree.com/press/ And it all started with your program. Thought you would enjoy this. And yes, of course, you may use our story as endorsement. "