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The Guide to Language Schools and Language Vacations Overseas

 Language Schools Abroad
The most rewarding and least expensive vacations abroad are language learning vacations.
What better way to enjoy your stay in a foreign country than to start off with a period of language instruction, however brief? Not only do you have an immediate temporary home and new friends, every new word learned can be put to instant use.
The following language schools provide the programs that should meet your needs.
Schools by Region Schools by Country
Worldwide Argentina Ecuador Mexico
Asia Austria Egypt Panama
Europe (Central and Eastern) Bolivia France Peru
Europe (Western) Brazil Germany Portugal
Latin America Canada Greece Russia
Middle East and Africa Chile Guatemala Spain
  China Honduras Switzerland
  Colombia Italy Turkey
  Costa Rica Japan United Kingdom
  Dominican Republic Nicaragua United States

 Featured Language Schools Abroad
Language Courses Abroad and Cultural Immersion in Over 60 Countries and 30 Languages with Language Vacation / Learning Holidays
Learn Spanish in Cuenca, Ecuador with the Center for Interamerican Studies
Chinese Culture and Language Exchange with Konall
Spanish & Culture in Costa Rica with Intercultura Language and Cultural Center
Low Cost Language Programs Worldwide with The Center for Study Abroad
Study Spanish and Work in Spain with Instituto Hemingway
Total Spanish Immersion in Central America with Habla Ya Spanish Schools
Learn Italian in Italy with Centro Puccini
Learn Italian in Tuscany with Il Sasso
Learn at the School of Italian Language and Culture with InClasse
Learn French + Activities with Alpine French School
Learn French in the South of Carcassone, France with Ludo Expression
French Language Program in Cannes for Children, Teens, Adults & Groups with French Summer Classes
German Program for Study, Professional, or Individual Purposes with Collegium Palatinum — International House Heidelberg
Study in Japan – Japanese Language Schools in Japan
Intensive Japanese Language and Culture with KCP International Japanese Language School
Full Immersion Spanish Lessons with TOTAL SPANISH

 Language Study Abroad Advisor
How to Choose a Language School Abroad: Eight Key Questions to Ask 
Jann Huijenga provides inside tips on selecting a language school and offers examples from various countries.
Why Study Another Language Abroad?
10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Study and Volunteer in Latin America
by Amy E. Robertson

Advice and a list of 10 schools in Latin America as examples of languages schools with volunteering options. The combination provides immersion into the native culture that will accelerate the language learning process, and provides a more enriching overall travel experience.
Why You Need to Study a Foreign Language
Transitions Abroad interviews Edward Trimnell, who exposes the myth of the need for a global English and the cost of Americans' monolingualism.
Choosing a Language School Abroad: How to Pick the Right One 
Robert Walling discusses factors to consider when selecting a language school abroad, especially given changes in the way languages are taught.
The Value of Learning a Foreign Language
Heather Markel explores various practical ways in which learning a language aids you in cultural immersion abroad, while providing examples based upon her own experience.
Learning Language Faster
Curtis West provides practical tips and study advice to help you speed up the process of speaking and thinking in another language.
Accelerate Language Learning
Tim Ferriss, a self-described language-addict, offers some key insights his extensive study and experience at home and abroad have provided to accelerate the language learning process.
Prelude to Immersion: Learning a Foreign Language at Home and On the Go 
Tim Leffel provides a guide through the spectrum of possibilities for learning a language at home before traveling abroad.
Language Exchanges: Learn Languages Abroad on the Cheap
Tyler Martin discusses cheaper alternatives to language schools or private lessons.
Language Study Vacations: The Most Economical and Rewarding Way to Travel
Julia Dickinson on the benefits of study at language schools abroad as an inexpensive form of immersion travel.
To Learn a Culture, Learn the Language
Liz Hearn offers 12 ways to pick up a language before, during, and after your trip abroad.
Persevere to Learn a Language While Abroad
Ema Barnes describes a personal Odyssey to learn her chosen language abroad, as well providing many tips and describing the benefits.

 Language Study Abroad Participant Reports from Europe
Language Study in Italy: Important Factors to Consider Before Making a Long-Term Commitment by Steve Soper and Susan VandenBerg 
Choosing an Italian Language Course in Italy by Emma Bird
A Great Way to Learn Italian in Italy: Go to a Small Town by Roger Norman
Il Sasso: A Rock-Solid Italian Immersion Language School in Tuscany by Linda Weinberger
Babilonia Italian Language School in Taormina, Sicily by Linda Weinberger
A School for Serious Italian Language Study in Orvieto, Italy by Diana Saluri Russo
Learn Italian Near the Beach in Italy at the Puccini Language School by Lucia Novara
Italian Language Immersion in Italy's Undiscovered Marche Region by Leah Cano
A Taste of Tuscany: How a Language School in Florence Teaches Culture through Cuisine by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter
Learn Italian in Florence at the Istituto Galileo Galilei Language School by Kathryn Casey
Study at a Language School in Perugia, Italy by Christina Bezaire
Choosing a French Language School: How to Find the Best Immersion Program by Kathy Christiansen
Studying French in France by Sharon Goldstein
Learn French at L’Atelier 9 in Paris by Sally Ottaway 
Study French in "The Cradle of the Language." by Patricia Gilbert
French Language Study in Paris: A Course at the Alliance Francaise by Carolita Blythe
Spanish Language Schools in Andalucia, Spain by Irene Middleman Thomas
Study Spanish in Spain on the Costa del Sol by Joshua K. Hartshorne
Learn Spanish in Spain: The Valencia Region is a Culturally Rich Location to Study by Vicki Salemi
Language Immersion in Spain by Sybil L. Holloway 
Spanish Study in Spain: How to Find the Best Language School in Madrid by
Spanish Study in Seville: Get to Know Southern Spain's Rich Culture and Sociable People by Volker Poelzl
Study Flamenco and Spanish in Granada, Spain by Mariette Tachdjian
Learning a Culture Through its Food in Madrid, Spain by Cara Nissman
Study at a Spanish Language School in the North of Spain by Steve Wilson
Learn Spanish in Guatemala or Spain: Two Remarkable Yet Distinct Programs by Kate Gusafson
German Language Schools in Salzburg by Volker Poelzl
Study German at the Goethe Institute Language School by Amy Hackney Blackwell
How and Where to Learn to Speak Croatian in Zagreb by Jennifer Baljko
Summer in Scandinavia: Study Language in Europe's Overlooked Gems by Roger Norum

 Language Study Abroad Participant Reports from Latin America
Why Study Another Language Abroad? 10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Study and Volunteer in Latin America by Amy E. Robertson
The Guide to Learning Spanish in Latin America by Volker Poelzl 
Top Mountain Towns to Study Spanish in Latin America and Spain: Combine Language Learning and Adventures in Nature by Mary Beth Strawn 
Latin American Spanish Language Schools FAQ by Ron Mader
Family-Friendly Spanish Schools in Latin America by Robin Malinosky-Rummell
Expose Yourself to Languages and Cultures by Watching Latin American Movies by Beth Kohn
Language School Hopping: Study Spanish Across Central America by Jennifer Colletti
Language Study in South America in Universities by Donald Johnston
Portuguese Study in Brazil: More than Sun and Samba by Volker Poelzl
A Semester at a Mexican University: Spanish Language Study and True Cultural Immersion in Mexico City by Rachel Hartman
Crossing the Language Barrier in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Study Spanish in Mexico City: The Heart of the Aztec Empire by Rachel Hartman
Spanish Study at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca: Perfecting Language Skills at a UNESCO World Heritage Site by Sarah Keyt
Spanish and Culture Lessons in Mexico by Michele Peterson 
Spanish Language Study in Oaxaca, Mexico Through the Senses by Linda McDonnell
Spanish Study in Mexico and Costa Rica for Educators by Anita Ensmann
Studying Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico by Arlene Gould
Study Spanish in Costa Rica at Three Different Campuses with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas by Spencer Klein 
Spanish Language Study in Laid-Back Costa Rica by Kelly Matlock
Spanish Language Immersion in Guatemala: The Contrasts Between Xela and Antigua by Donia Lilly
Learn Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala by Robert A. Dunton
Live and Learn Spanish in Guatemala: Antigua Offers More Than Language Instruction by Kimberly Daly
Learn Spanish in Antigua: A Language School Is a Good Excuse to Spend More Time by Lee Anne Hasselbacher
Study Spanish in Guatemala by Alexa Majors
Spanish Language Study in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala by Kevin Revolinski
Study the Spanish Language and Conservation in the Wilderness of Guatemala by Tim King
Language Study in Guatemala: To Select a School, Go See for Yourself by Lynne Sampson
Language Study in Nicaragua: Choose from Central America’s Best Bargains by Joshua Berman and Randy Wood  
Spanish Study Inside a Volcanic Crater, Nicaragua by Dawn Kane 
Language Schools in Buenos Aires: So Many Spanish Schools From Which to Choose in the Capital of Argentina by Dan Smith 
Study Spanish in Córdoba: Immerse Yourself in Argentina’s Rich Culture by Volker Poelzl
Spanish Language School and Tango in Buenos Aires by Catherine M. Thomas
Spanish Studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Sarah Tonner
Learning Spanish in Chile at the Tandem Santiago Spanish Language School by Isabel Eva Bohrer
Study Spanish in Santiago de Chile by Hannah Shanks
Enjoy a Taste of Spanish in Cusco, Peru: Language Study and Cultural Immersion by Carrie Peterson
Study Spanish through Immersion in Arequipa, Peru: A Warm School in a Warm City by Douglas Haynes
Study in Ecuador: Quito's Spanish Language Schools are Many and Affordable by Heather Wynn
Vacations in Ecuador: Combine Language Immersion with Ecotourism by Dr. Clay Hubbs

 Language Study Abroad Participant Reports from Asia
Learning Mandarin Chinese in China: Living, Communicating and Growing in a New Country and Culture by Linda Lisa McGrew
Study Chinese in Shanghai by Rhett Merz 
Study Chinese in Hong Kong by Joshua K. Hartshorne
Study Chinese in Taiwan by Joshua K. Hartshorne
How to Experience Thailand by Learning Thai: Language Immersion in the Kingdom by Paul King
Study Korean in Seoul, South Korea by Sheila D’Souza

CEDEI: Summer Spanish Language Study
Language Immersion Vacations
Konall Culture Exchange
Center for Study Abroad
Study at Accademia Europea di Firence
Learn Spanish in Panama with Habla Ya
Learn Italian in Tuscan with Il Sasso
Learn French with Ludo Expression
Learn German with Collegium Platinum
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