Spanish Immersion Directory

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ARGENTINA

Bariloche
Spanish Lessons in Bariloche

Buenos Aires
Argentina I.L.E.E.

BOLIVIA

Cochabamba
Volunteer Bolivia

CHILE

Iquique
Academia de Idiomas del Norte

COLOMBIA

Cartagena
Babel International Language Institute

Ibagué and Salamina
Learn More Than Spanish

COSTA RICA


Spanish schools in Costa Rica are among the priciest averaging $15-20 per hour for private lessons. Many are located at beautiful beaches. Most are for profit companies. The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is, in my opinion among the hardest to understand. And due to the amount of English speaking tourists and ex-pats, it may be hard to escape English and get a true Spanish immersion experience. But did I mention the beautiful beaches?

Montaña Linda One of the more affordable options in Costa Rica with volunteer opportunities.
Personalized Spanish in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose.
Proyecto Asis offers a variety of interesting volunteer immersion programs.

ECUADOR

Ecuador is a popular destination for Spanish immersion. Schools are among the most affordable. Most are one-to-one instruction.

Manabi
Learn Spanish on the Beach!
Canoa Spanish Language School

Cuenca
Amauta

Quito
Cristóbal Colón Spanish School
Vida Verde
Yanapuma Spanish School

Shishink
Spanish School Shishink

GUATEMALA

Guatemala has very affordable Spanish schools. Most are one-to-one instruction.

Antigua
Español Ya!
Ixchel Spanish School
Probigua

Lake Atitlan
Jabel Tinamit

Momostenango
Patzite Spanish School

Petén
Volunteer Petén
Eco-Escuela de Español

Quetzaltenango (Xela)
El Nahual Community Center
Kie-Balam
La Paz
Madre Tierra
Pop Wuj
Minerva Spanish School
Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School

San Pedro La Laguna
Casa Rosario

HONDURAS

La Ceiba
Centro Internacional de Idiomas

San Pedro Sula
Our Little Roses

MEXICO

Mexico has numerous immersion schools. The prices are mid-range, not as cheap as Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru or Bolivia, but less expensive than Panama, Costa Rica and Argentina.

Oaxaca
Instituto Cultural Oaxaca offers a wider variety of cultural workshops than you find in most immersion schools.

NICARAGUA

Nicaragua Spanish schools are very affordable and there are many volunteer opportunities. It is one of the safest Latin American countries to visit.

El Lagartillo
Hijos del Maiz

Laguna de Apoyo
Apoyo Intensive Spanish School

León
La Isla Foundation

Playa Gigante
Escuela Big Foot

San Juan Del Sur
Spanish Ya

PERU

Arequipa
Spanish School Arequipa

Chiclayo
Academia Superior de Idiomas
This is a historically rich area of Perú, north of Lima, on the Pacific coast with close proximity to the beach.

Cusco
Cusco has many schools to choose from as it is such a tourist destination in Perú. The prices are very reasonable, probably due to the competition.
Amigos
FairPlay is also a non-profit. They offer extensive training to single mothers who then become Spanish teachers. 2/3 of tuition goes directly to the teachers.
Mundo Verde offers some unique programs including Spanish + Andean Medicinal Plants, and Spanish + Andean Shamanism. Profits go towards a rainforest conservation project.
Projecto Peru
San Blas Spanish School
Wiracocha

Trujillo
Espaanglisch
Besides offering Spanish lessons, volunteers can teach English in their low-cost English classes.

URUGUAY

Spanish Uruguay

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