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2 Weeks in a Spanish Language School

2 Weeks

Ideally 2 weeks in a language program abroad is sufficient enough to get some of the basics of Spanish. More importantly, your exposure to culture is far more enriching, rather than spending it in a hotel; taking day trips with several tourists, as they board buses, and hurrying you up to the next location. In the 2 weeks, you will most likely be conversing in Spanish, but not fluently. In order to fully grasp the language, you need to commit a fair amount of time to get more practice. But as you immerse yourself into the community, you will have a better understanding on the structure of learning a language abroad. Live, eat, study, and do some of the activities the locals do, plus speak their lingo and you will be enhancing your Spanish skills level at a faster rate.

2 weeks is also a good way to connect with other students taking the course, connect with new friends around the world. Be invited to other locations or countries, as you bond with new friends.

Kick some of the travel bug’s itch by taking a 2 week course. Often times, many travelers feel 1 week is too short, and 2 weeks is sufficient enough. Considering most of the workforce in the US is usually only allowed 2 week’s vacation time.

If planning to partake on a 2 week Language course, consider it as a good way to brush up on your Spanish, excel to a new level, take a crash course on the basics of Spanish, or your work is paying for the trip as a means of learning a new skill.

Spanish for Success – Study Spanish Abroad


Going abroad to study, and I’m nervous.

Studying Abroad Can be Nerve Racking

Studying abroad is something that every person should try, as it exposes you to another culture. The whole journey from choosing a program, to un-packing; from the whole experience is something to remember about. But, if this is the first time for any potential student, the planning phases and preparation stages can be nerve racking.

Where do I want to go? Which organization should I choose? Is it a safe place to learn and study? Will I feel homesick? How do I know if this will work out for me? Many of these questions can be easily be answered by the representative of the organization. They are accustomed to coordinating and suggesting different types of programs, and they can relate to the students needs and feelings. A good organization will have past students who either; volunteers, interns, or is an employee of the company. Past students are a great mediator for connecting potential students to past experiences. Usually, only the experienced is capable of letting us know about the whole experience of going abroad. They can help portray an image of their own experiences, how it feels when you first arrive in the country, meeting the first person in that country, and it might be the airport pick up person. Or perhaps where is the best local eatery, plus the feeling of sitting down, for dinner, with a family that you have never met before. In addition, the good feeling of accomplishing another goal, or what it takes to get through an entire study abroad program.

When you cannot foresee what is in front of you, it is best to ask as much questions, and do plenty of research on your desired location and program. The more you know the better you’re off. Also, plan ahead of time, and pack according to weather, time frame, and comfort. Never be too shy with the questions, especially you are going out of your comfort zone. So, it’s o.k to be nervous, many of us have been there one time before.

Spanish for Success – Study Spanish Abroad

Spanish for Success