Learn Spanish in Latin America

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salary Training Course
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsDepending on the project and location, a full meal programme may be included; speak to an advisor to discuss your needs and the options available
training providedTraining provided

Kaya's mission means that we consider ethical, environmental and cultural concerns in order to ensure that all of our projects are sustainable, and ultimately, beneficial for local community-members. The projects we support are small, grassroots, community-led, and genuinely appreciate the help of our volunteers and interns. Kaya participants benefit as well, growing in global knowledge and gaining real-world experience. Book with us to immerse yourself in your country, region and field of choice, and to make a difference whilst doing so!

Learn Spanish in Latin America
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Learn Spanish in Latin America
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gap year project highlights Highlights

Expert Advising and Support - Sleep well knowing our advisors have helped you choose the right gap year for you & that we’ll have your back while you’re abroad
So Much Choice - With 250+ projects to choose from, we have ethical gap years for everyone
Non-Traditional - Travel off the beaten path in Asia-Pacific, Africa or Latin America & get to know the locals on a deeper level
Responsible, Ethical, Sustainable - All of Kaya's gap years, no matter the location or field, feature community-led, grassroots initiatives
Culturally Immersive - Part of a responsible approach involves proper preparation and education; we’ll provide you with the cultural context you need to get the most out of your trip abroad
Make a Difference - See and help the planet, get your hands dirty & make friends along the way

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

At Kaya, we have quite a few programmes to choose from if you're interested in learning Spanish in Latin America! On our website, we have a whole section devoted to this area of interest, so feel free to peruse your options. Our project pages include all the details you could want, and our advisors are standing by to answer any questions you may have. We have programmes dedicated to language-learning, but we also have a wide variety of volunteer programmes that are located in Latin America and that would allow you to either utilise your existing language skills or develop new ones. It all depends on your level and interests! We've decided to describe a specific language-learning programme located in Ecuador here so you can get a sense of our offerings.


The course is designed for volunteers, professionals or people who have the time for a full-immersion programme. If you can already speak some Spanish, you'll take a written and oral test on the first day. Your teacher will prepare daily lesson plans to match your skill level. A one-to-one approach is used so that you have the full attention and support of the teacher and gain confidence in your speaking abilities. The focus of the course may contain the following: For beginners: basic vocabulary for reading and understanding; vocabulary; pronunciation; practical Spanish conversation; understanding: readings and lectures. The programme includes lectures on Ecuadorian geography, history, literature, politics and culture. The language school has a library containing different kinds of books and essays about Ecuadorian history, economy, tourism, grammar, literature, natural sciences, geography and more, which you are welcome to read.

Interested in volunteering and learning the language on the side instead of joining an intensive programme? Don't worry, we have plenty of options available.

Interested in an online language programme? We have an option in Ecuador that might be the perfect fit! You can even combine the Ecuador language programme with an internship (potentially for credit, depending on your institution's requirements) if you wish to. Let us know if this interests you!

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

There are no pre-requisites for this course. We welcome anyone at any language level!

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Typically, our program fees include accommodations, meals 2x/day, airport pick-up and drop-off, training, a pre-departure information pack, onsite orientation and project induction, transfer to the project site after orientation, 24/7 support on the ground, and more. Every one of our projects is listed on our website, and each listing includes detailed costs and inclusions.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are reopening limited locations that meet our strict safety standards. You can travel with a small group of tested students and volunteers! If you want to hold out and travel later, let us know and we can keep you updated on specific locations and programmes. Looking for a virtual option? We have a series of virtual internships available that include cultural components, and they’ve been a huge success.

We’re here to support you the whole way, from start to finish (and beyond!), so let us know if you have any questions about any of our offerings.


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