BTA International Student Summer Institute 2016

July 6-16, 2016


July 17-23, 2016

Boston Trinity Academy is now accepting applications for the 2016 International Student Summer Institute (ISSI).  This will be our fifth year of ISSI. Our camp has grown from just a small initial group to last year's camp of 75 students. Students in this English language immersion program improve both written and spoken English while learning about American culture in the historic city of Boston and building friendships for a lifetime. Groups are welcome to come for either one or two weeks of camp.


Participants in ISSI will be immersed in the English language during their stay in Boston. Each day at camp starts with a morning assembly featuring guest speakers and singing. Morning classes focus on improving all four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, and listening) while afternoon classes work on English through activities such as art, drama, dance as well as through lessons on American culture and  writing with Google docs. After classes, students have the opporutnity to enjoy reacreational activities with American students. For a sample schedule, please click here

American Students

Students at Boston Trinity Academy from grades 6-12 take part in the afternoon sessions at camp. Each American student joins with a small group of campers in recreational activities such as scavenger hunts, karaoke, ping pong, basketball, and traditional American games.

Boston Trinity Academy

The International Student Summer Institute (ISSI) is sponsored by Boston Trinity Academy (BTA) in Boston, Massachusetts. BTA is an independent school that educates students "from diverse backgrounds in an academically demanding, Christ-centered community, inspiring them to lead lives of faith, integrity, and service." To learn more about Boston Trinity, click here.


Tuition includes all academics, recreation, room and board and is paid to Boston Trinity by the group leader. Group sponsors provide chaperones and are responsible for airfare to and from Boston. Unforutnately, we do not accept individual applications.

Previous International Student Summer Institute faculty:

Kim Linnell
Director, International Student Summer Institute
M.S., TESOL, University of Pennsylvania

Geoffrey Hicks
Lead Faculty, International Student Summer Institute
Boston Trinity Academy Faculty
B.A., Hamilton College, NY

Nancy Girón-Melendez
Faculty, International Student Summer Institute
B.A., Middle School Education and Spanish, Gordon College

Stephen Armandt
Recreation Director, International Student Summer Institute
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, Gordon College
B.A., Philosophy, Gordon College

Previous Guest Speakers:

  • Frank Guerra, Headmaster, B.A. Harvard University
  • Danny Tao, Director of Development, M.A. Harvard University
  • David Mawhinney, Director of Admissions, M.A. Harvard University
  • Marie Crandall, Head of Foreign Language Department,M.A., Comparative Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
  • Bisi Oloko, Associate Director of Admissions, B.Sc., Textile Technology and Design Management, University of Manchester

Agents interested in partnering with Boston Trinity Academy should contact the ISSI Director as soon as possible. Spaces are limited. Contact Kim Linnell at

Please note: Participation in the International Student Summer Institute does not assure placement at Boston Trinity Academy during the school year; however, interested students are invited to apply and will be considered based on the school’s criteria for acceptance into the academic year.