American Immersion - Summer Camps - McDonogh School

American Immersion

Welcome to American Immersion at McDonogh School. We offer a comprehensive summer program for international students ages 9 through 17. Designed to help improve English language skills and expose students to American culture, our program makes learning fun with a unique combination of academics, cultural interactions, language instruction, travel, and traditional summer activities.

Visitors to McDonogh from other countries report that there is no better place for a cultural exchange. Our welcoming community, beautiful campus, diverse activities, and the close proximity to major cities have made McDonogh a favorite destination of visiting students from many countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Korea, Russia, and Thailand. Friendships among participants often continue beyond the summer experience here.

The Program

Students enrolled in American Immersion will participate in McDonogh’s Summer Camps, which offer quality academic, art, and athletic programs. Days of serious fun are followed by evenings of serious learning. Our faculty is committed to helping international students reach new levels of understanding and mastery through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. While on campus, American Immersion students will live in our comfortable and secure residence halls, home to McDonogh students during the school year.

During each two-week session, McDonogh offers activities and trips that allow students to experience American culture and practice their English while venturing to some of the country’s most interesting cities—Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. Additionally, students have the opportunity to enjoy classic American pastimes, including professional baseball, movies and live theater, and an amusement park.

2020 Dates 

Session 1: July 5 to July 18

Session 2: July 19 to August 1

Students may choose to attend one session or a combination of three or more weeks.

Additional Information

• Four levels of English language instruction (Beginner to Advanced) are taught by certified ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teachers.

• Transportation, room and board, tickets to attractions, and insurance are included.

• Senior Camp, All Sports Camp, and Outdoor Adventure Camp are included.

• Free Wi-Fi is available on campus.

Arrivals and departures

A shuttle will transport students to and from McDonogh School at no cost from the following airports: Baltimore/Washington International (Baltimore, Maryland); Dulles International (Washington, D.C.); Reagan National (Washington, District of Columbia); and Philadelphia International (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

There will be an additional charge of $200 per student for airport shuttle transportation to and from McDonogh School for John F. Kennedy International (New York, New York) and Newark Liberty International (Newark, New Jersey).