International Studies Program

George Washington Carver Elementary – Italian

The International Studies (IS) Program is an international dual language acquisition program implemented in collaboration with the Ministries of Education of foreign countries, including Spain, Germany, France, and Italy. This collaboration promotes a rigorous international academic program in which students are immersed in a modern language for a minimum of twelve hours a week as they learn core subjects in the second language. The International Studies program is an accelerated language mastery program that leads to a dual diploma upon graduation from the partnering country.

At the primary level, students in this program are expected to progress from a pre-production to an advanced fluency stage. Students will learn to communicate fluently and will be able to maneuver successfully when exposed to new academic information in the language of choice.