Peru Spanish Immersion Course
Ages 14 – 18, 8 weeks
Our Peru Spanish Immersion program is offered through the Academy at SOAR and provides students with an opportunity to earn foreign language credit during summer break. This course is a unique opportunity to learn the Spanish language by experiencing it first-hand by being immersed in the incredible culture in beautiful Peru.
Students will live and work primarily in Mancora, a small ocean side community. Students will work in the local businesses alongside the Peruvian employees, which allows for full and dynamic immersion. In addition to language skills, students will gain practical work experience, increase their life skill sets, and dedicate themselves to the long-term goal of learning the Spanish language.
Students’ interactions with locals through their travel provides additional opportunities to practice and learn conversational Spanish in a variety of situations.
“They say to know the food is to know the people.”
Students will delve into a way of living much different from our own, perhaps nowhere more noticeable than the open-air markets. Here they will come to buy food to prepare for dinners, local crafts, and other commodities while also practicing their Spanish skills.
The group will discover the incredible diversity of Peru as they travel from the coast, to the snow-covered highlands, and through the jungle basin. They will also visit places such as the Galapagos Islands, known for its incredible bio-diversity or Machi Picchu, known for its cultural significance. Adventure activities may include hiking, rock climbing, surfing, ice climbing, snowboarding on sand dunes, and eco-tourism.
Places To Visit*:
Cusco in the Peruvian Andes
The Peruvian Amazon
Lima, Peru’s Capital
Activities May Include*:
Swimming with Sea Turtles
Snowboarding on Sand Dunes
At eight weeks, this program offers so much more than can be described here. Contact our Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 828-456-3435 for more information.
*Activities and locations are subject to change. A general itinerary will be provided.
Summer in Peru
After attending the Academy at SOAR for 2 wonderful semesters, my 13 year old asked to participate in an 8 week Spanish Immersion work/study program with one of the teachers and 2 other staff members from SOAR. He and 3 other boys lived and worked and traveled throughout South America for 2 months. The entire trip was chronicled on a Shutterfly site, so that I could follow the trips and watch my boy succeed! They visited the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon. They went ice climbing and sand surfing. John came home with a far greater sense of self confidence and a much greater capacity for cooperating at the family level. Having experienced another culture and the many different levels of socio/economic communities that he took part in, he has a far greater appreciation for the things he has at home. He has completed the equivalent of 1 year of HS Spanish, and he is only entering the 8th grade. I highly recommend becoming involved with the Academy at SOAR and any of it's summer programs.