The countdown begins! The details on the Perú & México Spanish Travel Immersion Programs, including the itinerary, activities, tours, inclusions, exclusions, and pricing, will be available this February 14, 2024. I'm excited to share more with you!
In the meantime, below is a preview of the itineraries in each country. Keep in mind, there may be minor changes to these itineraries before the full program is published on Wednesday. But I couldn't wait any longer and wanted to share a preview with you all!
While waiting for the finalized details, take a look at the following information to see if these travel programs are the right fit for you:
Develop and enhance your Spanish skills through travel
Gain a greater understanding of your program destination's culture and history
Build connections with locals and fellow travelers
Explore the iconic sites and also have flexibility for informal exploration
Who should attend?
This program has been intentionally designed for language learners and those interested in cultural immersion, while allowing opportunity to discover the must-see tourist sites and also the local spots. Who should book this program?
Adult Spanish learners who want to practice Spanish through international travel, but who may not able to participate in long-term study abroad programs or other types of extended stays
Learners with varying proficiency levels are welcome. Trip language requirements:
Basic foundation and/or understanding of Spanish
Willingness to practice your language skills before departure
Dedication to using the language throughout the trip
Able to attend any pre-departure classes and/or meetings
Travelers who are physically and mentally ready for an adventure itinerary: we will be moving, walking, hiking, traveling, and also staying in the language as much as possible. This program is both physically and mentally challenging.
Bilingual Program Leader
The group will be accompanied by an experienced Spanish teacher as the Bilingual Program Leader to support participants' language growth and to coordinate the group activities.
Participants are encouraged to communicate in Spanish as much as possible with both the local people and fellow travelers. Language growth is a main focus of the program, and this is your opportunity to immerse yourself and give your Spanish skills a boost to the next level! The majority of tours included in the program are given primarily in Spanish (although there may be times when guides use English).
The international flights are not included in the program price. Participants may departing from different locations, and it would be difficult if not impossible to book everyone on the same international flights. This will allow you the flexibility to book the airline, flight schedule, seat, etc., of your choice. Important: there is a minimum number of participants required for the program to be confirmed. It's advisable to wait for the program to be confirmed before purchasing your international airfare, even if you have already booked your spot on the trip. The program will not be officially confirmed for travel until there are a minimum of 5-8 participants registered (depending on your destination), not including the program leader.
In Oaxaca: The group will stay at Hotel Con Corazón, which "invests most of its profits in education. Our Oaxaca program supports students from low-income families in and around Oaxaca city in their education path, in order to give them a head start at the labour market and break their families' poverty cycle." Read more here: https://www.hotelconcorazon.com/impact/oaxaca/education
In Perú: A portion of the program price will be donated directly to Peruvian educational organization and/or a local school to support local educational programs. By traveling on a Clases Con Elizabeth program to Perú, you will also be creating positive impact by investing in local educational efforts.
¿Qué esperas? ¡Vamos de viaje!
MACHU PICCHU, PERÚ:
YOUR PROGRAM LEADER:
OAXACA CITY, MÉXICO:
HIERVE EL AGUA, OAXACA, MÉXICO: