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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 language programs which 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 Vacations
Learn Spanish in Cuenca, Ecuador with the Center for Interamerican Studies
Spanish Language Courses in Argentina with Road2Argentina
Chinese Culture and Language Exchange with Konall
COINED Spanish Schools in Argentina and Chile
Spanish & Culture in Costa Rica with Intercultura Language and Cultural Center
Learn Spanish in Argentina with Argentina Idioma Español
French Courses and Culture in Montpellier, France with Accent Français
Total Spanish Immersion in Central America with Habla Ya Spanish Schools
Study and Work in Spain with Instituto Hemingway
Study in Japan – Japanese Language Schools in Japan
German Program for Study, Professional, or Individual Purposes with Collegium Palatinum — International House Heidelberg
Learn Italian in Italy with Centro Puccini
Learn French in the South of Carcassone, France with Ludo Expression
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses, Internships and English Courses in London and the UK
Learn Spanish in Spain — Spanish courses in Granada — School in Andalusia
Learn Italian in Tuscany with Il Sasso
InClasse School of Italian Language and Culture
KCP International Japanese Language School / Intensive Japanese Language and Culture
New Chinese Mandarin Immersion Programs with Go Abroad China
French Language Program in Cannes for Children, Teens, Adults & Groups with French Summer Classes
French Standard Courses with Le Bosquet
Learn French + Activities with the Alpine French School

 Language Study Abroad Advisor
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.
Why Study Another Language Abroad?
10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Study and Volunteer in Latin America
by Amy E. Robertson

Amy E. Robertson offers advice and a list of ten 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.
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.
Choosing a Language School Abroad: Eight Key Questions to Ask 
Jann Huijenga provides inside tips on selecting a language school and offers examples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning Languages on Site
Graeme Lister reflects on his experience learning languages abroad and finds that the benefits of learning a language through immersion outweigh the challenges.
Language Exchanges: Learn Languages Abroad on the Cheap
Tyler Martin discusses cheaper alternatives to language schools or private lessons.
Making the Most of Intensive Language Schools and Programs
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter offers some tips to help you accelerate language study abroad.
To Learn a Culture, Learn the Language
Liz Hearn offers 12 ways to pick up a language before, during, and after your trip abroad.
Teach Yourself a Language
Nathan Crow describes some home-study language programs and software that work.

 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
The Best Way to Learn Italian (Or Any Language) 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 Language School for Serious Italian Learners 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: Florence School 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
No Age Limits for Study Abroad: A Course at the Alliance Francaise in Paris by Carolita Blythe
Study Spanish in Andalucía? Sí, sí y sí! 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
Studying Flamenco and Spanish in Granada, Spain: Experience the Rich Culture with a Short Immersion Program 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
Exchanging Languages in Spain by Tracy Shields Moral
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
Speaking in Croatia by Jennifer Baljko
Summer in Scandinavia: Study Language in Europe's Overlooked Gems by Roger Norum

 Language Study Abroad Participant Reports from Latin America
The Guide to Learning Spanish in Latin America by Volker Poelzl 
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
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
Spanish in Mexico: It Could Lead to Dancing 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 with Proyecto Ecólogico 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
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
Learn Indonesian by Martin Jenkins

CEDEI: Summer Spanish Language StudyStudy Spanish in Argentina with Road2ArgentinaLanguage Immersion VacationsStudy Abroad with CSAKonall Culture ExchangeStudy French in Switzerland with VOXEALearn Spanish in Panama with Habla Ya
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