Great Lakes Group Program
ECEP offers a WINTER immersion program for high school student groups from Brazil. These students live with volunteer families in the West Michigan area. They come for 3 weeks over the Holiday season to experience the American culture. Primarily, the students are living as a member of an American family, but the students will have activities planned for them 3 days a week. These activities include: Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle, Pando, snowman building contest(weather permitting), ice fishing, etc.
ECEP offers two summer immersion programs for high school student groups from Spain. These students live with volunteer families in Michigan. ECEP is looking for host families now for Summer 2020! Please consider opening your home and spending some of your summer vacation learning about a new culture.
High school students from Spain come to the U.S. on a 4 week program to enjoy the host family experience. Primarily, the students are living as a member of an American family, but the students are also able to come together as a group twice a week to do “American” activities. These activities include: bowling, roller skating, canoeing, going to the beach, visiting Craig’s Cruisers and Michigan’s Adventure, and shopping at an outlet mall. The students can join the group activities at one of two gathering locations on Tuesday and Thursdays in Cedar Springs or Hudsonville.
High school students from Spain spend 6 weeks living the “American Experience” with a volunteer host family in a total immersion. The students become part of the family and engage in whatever summer activities the host family has planned. Students choose this program in order to be immersed in the English language and culture.