Salt Lake City, the Crossroads of the West and the host to the 2002 Winter Olympics, offers you access to some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. National Parks such as Arches, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and the new Grand Staircase National Monument are only a 4 to 5 hour drive away. Nestled in the magnificent Wasatch Mountains, Utah is the ideal place to learn a language while enjoying the ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. Within minutes from downtown, you will find hundreds of miles of trails for hiking or mountain biking in the summer and of course, the famous Utah powder for skiing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding in the winter. Salt Lake boasts 7 international ski resorts within a half-hour drive from downtown Salt Lake.
The Sundance Film Festival, takes place annually in Utah. With more than 46,000 attendees in 2015, it is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers.
Salt Lake City also offers many cultural amenities. Numerous art festivals and international fairs take place during the summer and spring. Home of the Utah Jazz and famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah also features a world-renowned symphony and ballet company. With its beautiful surroundings and multicultural activities, Salt Lake City offers wonderful opportunities to combine learning a new language with a great vacation for you and your family.