Students have the opportunity to study language and culture all over the world. The modern languages and literatures department supports the Trinity Summer in Madrid and China in the City programs, giving students a new and different platform from which to learn and grow while furthering their education.
During a six-week summer program in Madrid, Spain, students work in a variety of business settings, conducting all transactions in Spanish. This international immersion experience gives students the opportunity to live, work, study, and explore.
By day, the students report to their jobs. At night, they experience the culture of Spain by attending bullfights, ballets, and music performances and dining in Spanish restaurants. They also participate in classes conducted by Trinity professors in charge of the delegation.
The China in the City program sends future teachers to Hong Kong, an English-speaking Chinese community, after only one year of language study. Students are encouraged to become culturally adept while studying to become fluent Chinese speakers.
Students enroll in the internationally acclaimed service learning program at Lingnan University, one of Trinity's oldest exchange partners. Lingnan's classes integrate college class work with fieldwork at local institutions to provide students with an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture. Since the program's inception in 2008, students have returned from the program to teach topics like the Dragon Boat Festival, Hong Kong High Tea, Chinese Dim Sum, and Chinese music to middle and high school classes in NEISD.