Spanish Immersion Add On
Spend 8 days before your GIVE Nicaragua excursion immersed in the historical city of Granada learning Spanish and living with a local family. The GIVE Spanish Immersion program provides Spanish speakers of any level the opportunity to study Spanish for 20 hours in the charming city of Granada. There is no better way to learn or improve a second language than by completely immersing yourself in it - practice Spanish during lessons, with your local family and at the local Mercados throughout your trip. You will even get to trade language skills with local kids during after-school activities! Cap off the trip exploring the natural beauty of Nicaragua during a day trip to the stunning natural reserve, Laguna de Apoyo and a kayaking trip around the 300 islets in Lago de Nicaragua!
"In Granada, one other GIVE volunteer and myself lived with a homestay family made up of four of the nicest human beings I have ever met. The conversations we had were all in Spanish, but the family was so patient and willing to help us practice whatever we knew so that our ability to speak the language skyrocketed. To anyone considering the Spanish Immersion, I can’t recommend it enough!" – Vincent Laroza, University of New Mexico
"It is important to keep in mind that to learn a language is not simply to learn a linguistic means of communication. It is also to learn the way of thinking and feeling of a people who speak and write a language which is different from ours. It is to learn the history and culture underlying their thoughts and emotions and so to learn to empathize with them."
- Benedict Anderson
- Benedict Anderson
How to Book Your 8 Day Spanish Immersion Add On
Extend your stay learn Spanish in Granada before your Nicaragua GIVE excursion! The Spanish Immersion Add On includes your meals, homestay, transfers, park fees, activities for only $995.00 USD.
To reserve your space, make a $350.00 USD deposit today in your Volunteer Profile. The remaining balance is due 70 days prior to departure. Space is limited and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spanish Immersion Itinerary (Sample)
The itinerary will vary depending on what day of the week you arrive. Spanish classes are Monday - Friday, so the itinerary will change to fit class schedule.
This is a sample itinerary, which is subject to change.
- All group transportation within host country
- Homestay through duration of program with basic amenities
- 20 hours of Spanish instruction and academic materials
- All meals throughout your stay
- Adventure activities
- Flights to and from Nicaragua along with all other associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country entry and departure taxes
- Medical and Travel Insurance
- Passport and Visa (specific to your host country)