Spanish Immersion and Service 


Discover the stunning natural wonders, friendly people, and rich cultures of Latin America while studying Spanish and engaging in meaningful community-driven service projects. During your time here, you’ll learn about indigenous cultures, engage with locals through service projects and home stays, and gain a deep understanding of three distinct regions: Central America, the Andes, and Caribbean. Whether you’re a first time Spanish Language learner or nearly fluent, practicing your Spanish in places with varying accents and dialects will give your skills a major boost.

This Gap Semester charts a course through the contrasting landscapes and cultures of Costa Rica, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Each country will offer you a completely unique experience and many opportunities to practice Spanish. The semester will also provide you with valuable first-aid skills, experience with sustainability efforts, and perhaps a few salsa dancing steps as well.

Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Peru
Starting Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Ending Location: Havana, Cuba
12 Weeks
Cost: $14,995 USD plus Airfare
Estimated Internal Airfare (Mandatory): $2,495
Season: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Language Immersion
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September 12December 4 Available
February 8May 2 Available