Live and Learn courses are designed to maximize language and cultural learning by immersing you in a Spanish speaking community while you take Spanish classes at a recommended school. You'll live with a host family and enjoy a wide range of activities including traditional cooking classes, salsa dance lessons, hikes, and volunteer opportunities. Additional weeks of study and volunteerism and alternate schools and locations are possible.

This is independent travel study so you pick the dates; classes typically begin on Mondays. You'll study for 3 or 4 hours per day either morning or afternoon and can register for 1 to 4 weeks and receive 60 Clock Hours/PDUs or 6 quarter credits (equivalent of 4 semester credits) per week.

PLEASE NOTE: The Heritage Institute courses receive Continuing Education Quarter Credits awarded by Antioch University Seattle at the 400 and 500 levels. Call 800.445.1305 or log onto The Heritage Institute’s website policies page for more information.

For information about similar programs in Latin American countries as well as credit for volunteer and cultural learning projects, click here or on the bottom link, below. Contact information is available on the Registration Form.


1) Download the REGISTRATION FORM and BOTH RELEASES; fill them out and send them to me, Stacey Holeman, at the address on the registration form with a CHECK* made out to Live and Learn in Latin America for $600 per week (6 quarter hours at the 400 or 500 level); don't worry about the course numbers. (60 clock hours or PDUs per week are available for $400). *There's a Paypal option now - see below.

2) Purchase your airline tickets. I like because you can experiment with different airports and dates. I sometimes choose to buy my flights through because they promise to credit the difference if another traveler finds your itinerary at a cheaper price before you go.

3) Contact the Spanish school(s) and make reservations for your study; they can help with ground transportation, too. You will pay them directly.

4) Let me know if there's more I can do to help and tell me when you've made the arrangements - can't wait to hear!

* If you use the Paypal button below, add $25/wk to cover the fees ($625 instead of $600/wk).

No posts.
No posts.