Milton modern language students distinguish themselves as culturally aware, fluent speakers of the languages they have studied. Right away, students at the entry levels speak the target language rather than English with faculty, many of whom are native speakers. Literature, art, music, film, Internet-accessed news and cultural sites—even food—are bridges that immerse students in an exploration of language and culture. They advance, through fast-paced interactive teaching, using their new language as articulately as they would English: sharing reactions to serious literature, scanning the news and debating political events, discussing contemporary celebrations of art and music. Popular and valuable Milton programs in Spain and France, as well as School Year Abroad, allow an even fuller immersion into a language and a culture.