Immerse yourself in the culture of Colombia while learning Spanish! Language travel adventure awaits in two of the most beautiful cities of Colombia: Cartagena and Medellín. Cartagena is a vibrant city located on the beautiful Caribbean coast in northern Colombia. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984, this colorful port city is surrounded by miles of ancient walls that form the walled city. Medellín, located in central Colombia at the base of the Aburra valley and surrounded mountains, is referred to as the City of Eternal Spring for its year-round springlike temperatures.
Colombia is often touted as the best place to learn Spanish in South America. Colombian Spanish is supposed to be the purest and most neutral Spanish there is. Spanish in Colombia is crisp, spoken without the distinct lisp that is heard in Spain, and is spoken at a slower pace.
Who are the courses for?
Spanish courses in Colombia are a dynamic, multicultural mix of students of all ages from all over the world, including Australia, the United States, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, and Germany. Although the majority of students are young adults, aged between 18-35, students of all ages are always welcome! Courses are available for learners of all levels from beginners to advanced students.
Course Offerings & Residency Options
Class sizes are small, with an average of 5-6 students per classroom (maximum 8), thus maximizing the learning potential of every 50-minute class and ensuring personalized attention.
Study packages available for as short as 1 week.
- Standard Spanish course: 20 fifty-minute lessons/week
- Intensive Spanish course: 30 fifty-minute lessons/week
- Private lessons available
Four different residency options available with optional meal packages.
- Stay with a local host family
- Shared apartment
- Private studio
- Students’ residence
Whether you wish to explore on your own or join a tour group, there is plenty to see and do in Cartagena and Medellín.
Cartagena, Colombia: Beautiful Colonial City on the Coast
- Take a walking tour of Cartagena’s historical center, the Old Town
- Enjoy relaxing on the Caribbean coast
- Get moving with water sports such as kite surfing and wind surfing
- Take dance classes
- Visit the Museo de Oro (Gold Museum)
Medellín, Colombia: The City of Eternal Spring
- Visit El Castillo Museum
- Explore Plaza Botero
- Shop at the Plaza Minorista for local fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish
- Spend the afternoon cooking and eating local Columbian snacks such as arepas, empanadas, and bollos rellenos
- Explore the Botanical Gardens of Medellín
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