Immersion Opportunities to go the next step with your Spanish.
Please contact our International Immersion Coordinator, Susan Neulist at: firstname.lastname@example.org. She will help you set up whatever type of program you would like at the below locations. Visit the websites of the schools, think about your questions and call. Susan has done several immersions and understands what many are looking for. There are opportunities depending on your level of Spanish as well as your desire for time and accommodations.
Cuenca – a colonial jewel of the south – takes the cake when it comes to beauty. Its narrow cobblestone streets and whitewashed red-tiled buildings, its handsome plazas and domed churches, and its setting above the grassy banks of the Río Tomebamba, where women still dry clothes in the sun, all create a city that’s supremely impressive. Though firmly anchored in its colonial past, Ecuador’s third-largest city also has a modern edge, with international restaurants, art galleries, cool cafés and welcoming bars tucked into its magnificent architecture. It has a large student population and is popular with foreigners.
Our school recommendation for Cuenca, Ecuador:
As the heart of the once mighty Inca empire, the magnetic city of Cusco heads the list of many a traveler’s itinerary. Each year it draws hundreds of thousands of tourists to its cobbled streets, lured by the city’s unique combination of colonial and religious splendors built on the hefty stone foundations of the Incas. And lying within easy hopping distance of the city is the country’s biggest draw of all, the ‘lost’ city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, a lofty Inca citadel perched high on an isolated mountaintop.
Cusco is a wonderful city to explore as you attend school with many opportunities to use your Spanish in your daily lives.