Guatemala: Spanish Language & Cultural Immersion

Guatemala Spanish Lessons

Spanish Language Immersion classes are available in Guatemala in the cities of Antigua and Xela. You can divide the day equally between volunteering in Antigua or Xela and taking Spanish language lessons. Language Immersion gives you the opportunity to study and practice Spanish while living with a Guatemalan host family and volunteering in one of our local projects. Spanish lessons are provided by experienced professional teachers on a one-on-one basis. Teachers design lesson plans with your input so you get the most out of the program. Occasionally there are group Spanish lessons (as pictured above in Xela).

Program Overview

1. Project Length: 1 – 12 weeks
2. Project Dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive (weekend preferable)
3. Arrival Airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
4. Program City: Antigua or Xela
5. Accommodations: Guatemalan host family
6. Meals: 3 per day Monday-Friday, 2 on Saturday, none Sunday
7. Airlines: American, Avianca, Delta, Spirit, Taca, United
8. Ages: 16+ for solo travelers; < 16 with teacher/parent only
9. Language Required: None
10. Vaccinations: None required. Routine Shots, Hepatitis A, Typhoid
11. Visa: None required for stays of less than 90 days

Program Schedule

1. Flight arrival in Guatemala City (GUA)
2. Airport meet and greet in Guatemala City
3. Orientation and walking tour in Antigua or Xela
4. Volunteer Work*, Monday-Friday mornings (20 hours/week)
5. Spanish Lessons, Monday-Friday afternoons (20 hours/week)
6. Nights and Weekends free for Excursions and Cultural Exploration
7. Guidance and 24/7 Support during placement
8. Program Wrap-Up and Certificate from Cosmic Volunteers
9. Airport Transfer for Departure Flight

* Choose one of our Volunteer Programs in Guatemala

Program Fees

  • 1 Weeks: $1095
  • 2 Weeks: $1385
  • 3 Weeks: $1680
  • 4 Weeks: $1955
  • Extra Weeks: $245 per week

What’s Included

  • Meals and Accommodations
  • Airport Pickup & Drop-Off in Guatemala City (GUA)
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Spanish Language Lessons (20 hours/week)
  • 24/7 Support from local staff and US staff
  • In-Country Orientation on arrival
  • Pre-Departure Support
  • Volunteering Handbook
  • Guidance with Excursions & Shopping
  • Cosmic Volunteers T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation
  • An experience that will last a lifetime!

Not Included: Flights, Visa fees, Vaccinations, Daily Transport, Insurance, Mobile Internet, Personal Expenses (Restaurant Meals, Extra Sightseeing, Laundry etc.).