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LITA provides unique Spanish language immersion experiences for high school students with a true sense of adventure and a keen interest in language acquisition. All of our trips are held in Spain during the summer. Our incredible relationships with local families, educators, artists, and guides enable us to offer students a highly personalized and genuine language and cultural experience. Through small, intimate groups and personal attention throughout the entire trip process, LITA participants acquire an in-depth understanding of the Spanish language and the diverse nature of Spanish culture. Our goal is for all LITA students to return home with a sense of global citizenship that lasts a lifetime.

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About LITA

The word "LITA" alludes to the philosophical foundation of our program: a Spanish word ending with the diminutive "ita" often denotes something small, personal, and is something or someone toward which one feels great affection. This informs all elements of our programs.

We are a rural-focused language immersion program providing motivated high school students a completely different approach to exploring the dynamic elements of the Spanish language and culture. We offer a comprehensive exploration of Spain, focusing on language study as it relates to art, food, music, family life, and discoveries off the beaten path.

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Lita Director

Jordan Romm is LITA’s Director. Having lived in Spain for many years, Jordan has woven his relationships with local families, artists and educators into what is now LITA.

Before founding LITA, Jordan spent over 10 years teaching Spanish at the middle and high school levels, most recently in South Burlington, Vermont. A graduate of Middlebury College, Jordan holds an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. When he is not with students in Spain, he can be found playing music, cooking, or enjoying his hometown of Austin, Texas, with his wife, Kate, and his children Miles (12) and Ayla (10).

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LITA Assistant Director

Michela Corcorran is LITA's Assistant Director.
Michela has a lifelong love for the Spanish language, having grown up as a student of a Spanish Immersion Program in Seattle, Washington. Before joining LITA full-time, Michela lived and worked in Sevilla, Spain and spent numerous years working with Jordan as a group leader during the summer months while teaching middle and high school Spanish in Washington, DC, where she currently lives.
In her free time, Michela enjoys catching up with family and friends, getting outdoors, traveling, and watching Seattle Mariners games whenever she can.