Intensive Spanish Summer Institute

ISSI 2022

ISSI 2024

July 29 - August 2, 2024
Registration Opens in Late May!
The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) at Lake Tahoe Community College is a one-week immersion experience in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. This highly successful program is recognized by the California Community College Board of Governors as an outstanding community college program. ISSI is for anyone interested in learning Spanish, from high school age and above. You will learn the language and culture with many native Spanish-speaking instructors through 16 levels of language instruction, from Low-Beginning through High-Superior, and a wide variety of cultural Break-Out sessions. Attend classes on grammar, cooking, history, dance, travel, conversation, literature and more. Whether you are studying Spanish for your career, college, or life-long learning, this program will provide the experience to meet your goals. Best of all, it's affordable and very fun!
Students will earn 2.5 units of credit designed to promote the development of fluency in Spanish. Courses emphasize both oral and written language skills. If you need to use Spanish in your academic, professional, or personal life, then spend the week with us!
Registration is open, and class size is limited to maximize learning. Students are encouraged to enroll as early as possible.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for quick answers to our most commonly asked questions.
Need Help Applying or Registering?
Call LTCC's Enrollment Services Office at (530) 541-4660 x211
For CCCApply Help: (877) 247-4836 (open 24/7) or 
For general ISSI questions, call (530) 541-4660 x717,

Please note that July is a very popular time in South Lake Tahoe.
We suggest making your lodging reservations as soon as possible.
Discounted rates to some of our favorite hotels are available!
How to Enroll in ISSI

All ISSI students must first either Apply or Update their application.

If you have not been enrolled at LTCC in the last two quarters, you will need to update your application.

For help with CCCApply, call (877) 247-4836 24/7 or email

Please allow 1-3 days from application submission to receive your student ID information and Self-Service login information. If you do not receive an email notification, check your "Junk Mail" email folder for it.

Contact the One-Stop Office at (530) 541-4660 x 211 if you do not receive this email.

Once you have your student ID and Self-Service login information, you can register for ISSI courses by visiting the Self-Service online portal. Find ISSI classes and register for them using Self-Service. 

Wait list: If your course or level is full, add yourself to the wait list for that course.
  • It can take up to 48 hours after registering for courses to receive an email acknowledgment.
  • Self-Service works best with Firefox or Internet Explorer. Please do not use Safari. 
  • All course times listed include grammar instruction, breakout sessions, and series sessions.                 
  • Course Times -  Example below:
  • Low Beginning through Intermediate III: 8am-11:50am and Video Breakout Sessions in the afternoon (or at your convenience)
  • High Intermediate through Superior: 8am-11:50 and Breakout Sessions in the afternoon (or at your convenience)

NOTE: Students in grades 9-12 may participate with written permission of their high school principal or other district administrative representative. Please see the HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL ADMIT APPLICATION.


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Contact Enrollment Services at:
(530) 541-4660 x211



Apply to LTCC: 
Register for Classes:
2023 California Resident Tuition:
  • $77.50 enrollment fee ($31/unit)
  • $5 Health & Student Rep Fee
  • $42 Material Fee
  • Optional 0.5 unit course additional fee of $15.50 per class
  • More About Tuition & Fees
2022 Out-of-State Tuition:
  • $767.50 enrollment fee for 2.5 units ($307/unit)
  • $5 Health & Student Rep Fee
  • $42 Material Fee
  • Optional 0.5 unit course additional fee of $126 per class
  • More About Tuition & Fees
Placement Assessment:
Not sure what level of core classes you should sign up for? Take our Self Placement Assessment quiz to ensure you're in the right classes for your proficiency level.  


Need help with your Application or Registration?
Call LTCC's One-Stop Office at (530) 541-4660 x211