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COSSI Photos and Testimonials

"This experience has been almost as helpful in immersing myself in the language as when I studied abroad! My instructor is knowledgeable in best teaching practices and makes learning fun, engaging, and applicable to my own teaching practice. I’ve never made this much progress in my Spanish language learning journey in such a short amount of time! I highly recommend COSSI and hope to bring a team of my staff with me next year!"
- D. Tebon, Oregon City

Photos from Central Oregon Summer Spanish Immersion (COSSI) activities. Click any photo for larger view.

  • Cooking Class Instruction
  • COSSI Cooking
  • Classroom Session
  • COSSI Friends
  • Spanish Instruction
  • COSSI Circle
  • Dance Lessons
  • COSSI Games
  • Live Entertianment

"Thank you so much for a magnificent week! I’ve been so impressed with the quality of the instructors, workshops and optional sessions. All the organizers and fellow students are so kind and helpful. This is my first time in Bend and I couldn’t be more pleased with such a magnificent venue."
- Ellen F.


"COSSI is a wonderful program. I’ve learned as much Spanish in this 1 week as I learned in a ½ year in school. The teachers helped me  understand what they were saying even when I wasn’t 100% sure. I would recommend the program at people at any level!"
- Olivia Cooper


"COSSI is an excellent way to be introduced to or continue learning español y la cultura y la historia de España. The instructors know their stuff! With your motivation and their passion your time at COSSI can be whatever you make of it."
- COSSI Participant


"COSSI was a terrific experience for me as a Spanish teacher. I’m leaving with dozens of new ideas for language instruction to use next year in my classroom!"
- Joy Hatch


"This challenged me much more than I expected! I feel like I’ve made a huge leap over the week. I now can follow conversations easily which I struggled to understand just a few days ago. I am feeling so much more confident speaking—my big challenge. Thank you."
-Monica Gorman