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Educational Travel, Tours, and Learning Vacations in Latin America

Educational Travel in Latin America

Articles on Cultural Travel in Latin America
Volunteering and Educational Travel in Belize 
Joshua Berman provides an overview of the many voluntourism and research options in beautiful Belize.
Art Study in Mexico
Kelly Nicholls on the myriad of options available to those who wish to study art, even work and live as an artist, in the beautiful city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Art Workshops in Guatemala 
John Brandon describes his experience at a travel writing workshop with the Art Workshops in Guatemala school in Antigua, Guatemala.

Centers for Interamerican Studies: Semester in the Andes SPRING​ - FALL​
The Semester in the Andes program combines quality academic content with an extended intercultural and language experience. Live and study in Cuenca, Ecuador, while also traveling to some of South America’s must-see sites: Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest! The semester is open to students from a wide range of majors with or without previous Spanish knowledge. The semester is divided into two academic terms, allowing students to begin with intensive Spanish courses and then choose from several options: further Spanish courses, internship/service learning project, or courses from several academic disciplines.
Study Spanish in Ecuador Dates: Twice a year, January-May and September-December
Cost: See website.
Contact: info@cedei.org
Tel: +1-623-240-0858
Website: www.cedei.org
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Academia Latinoamericana
Proud to be the friendliest Spanish school you have ever known. Family owned and operated. The program offers language study at 9 levels, for complete beginners through advanced. Experienced staff, native Ecuadorians. Carefully selected host families within walking distance of school. Exclusive "Cloud Forest and Galapagos" extension program, volunteer program. U.S. college credit available.

Art Workshops in La Antigua Guatemala
Offers approximately 15 courses each year. All courses are ten days in length, with four hours per day of formal class time. Courses are scheduled from late February to early November, but the majority occur during the late February-early April time period, ideal weather months sunny, warm (70 degrees F) days and clear, cool (50 degrees F) nights. Offerings include photography, drawing and painting, beading, paper and fiber arts, creative writing, and Mayan culture. Classes are limited to ten participants. Instructors are successful, well-established professionals in their fields. The mission is to provide a unique, insider's glimpse into Guatemalan life.

Baja Expeditions
Eco-Adventures in Baja, Mexico
Whale Shark Diving Quest and Research Project
Dive with a purpose! Enjoy diving the best sites in the Sea of Cortez while you participate in a once-in-a-lifetime research project. With a spotter-plane to help locate the whale sharks, you'll observe and assist visiting guide and researcher Dení Ramírez during each encounter. As with all our Live-Aboard Diving programs, you'll visit dive sites that are out of reach for day boats, where you can explore underwater worlds few others get to see.
Digital Photography Workshop and Wildlife Voyage
Enhance your photography and digital workflow skills on this 5-day workshop led by instructor Neil Ever Osborne, a passionate conservation photographer who documents species at risk and environments in peril around the world.
Family Learning Adventure on the Don Jose
This new family-friendly program on the Don Jose combines fun, adventure and learning. Our experienced naturalist guide will lead hikes, kayak and snorkeling excursions and other environmental awareness activities sure to please all ages. Plus, certified divers can enjoy some great dive sites in the Sea of Cortez, while non-divers (ages 8 and up) can learn the necessary skills to safely try scuba diving.
Baja Expeditions Educational Explorations
We are going one step farther to customize your educational exploration in Baja, the perfect place to explore an ecosystem far removed from any text book or overcrowded national park. If you are a science teacher looking for a hands-on field study trip of a lifetime for your students, a group of retirees looking to learn about the natural history of Baja, or a group of friends and family full of outdoor enthusiasts, we will design the perfect trip for you. The opportunities to connect science with our adventures are endless and our naturalist guides will facilitate any combination of activities to fulfill the needs of the group’s learning objectives.

Campanario Biological Reserve
Environmental Education Programs in Costa Rica
Environmental education programs (all ages students), field trips, Rainforest Camps, Teachers' professional development programs.

Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA)
Learn Spanish, Explore, and Volunteer in Costa Rica
Costa Rican owned and operated language school offers first-rate Spanish instruction in a warm and friendly environment. Teachers with university degrees. Small groups or private classes. Volunteer opportunities. Included free in the programs are airport transportation, coffee and natural refreshments, Internet, excursions, Latin dance, Costa Rican cooking, and conversation classes to provide students with complete cultural immersion.

Mente Argentina
Photography Program
Mente Argentina’s photography program aims both at beginners and those who wish to broaden their knowledge to become more experienced photographers.
The Basic Course of Mente Argentina’s Photography School combines the teaching of techniques based on analogical and digital technologies, always focusing on creativity and motivation so that students can eventually produce images with their own personal style. The regular Photography program lasts 1 month and classes are delivered 4 times a week. The intensive Photography program lasts 2 weeks and both individual and group classes are available.
Cooking Program
The cookery school of Mente Argentina has been offering courses in Latin-American regional cuisine for more than 30 years.
The professors have a vast experience in teaching not traditional but gourmet cuisine. Therefore, you will be taught a new cuisine concept.
The school will provide you with the freshest and best ingredients as well as with all the necessary resources for the classes. At the end of each class you will be able to taste the dishes, together with a good glass of wine.
The classes can be delivered both in Spanish and English and can not be attended by more than 6 students. This is to keep a quiet and fun environment.
Wine Program
Mente Argentina has designed a program which will allow you to enter the complex and spectacular world of wine and discover the secrets of the legendary Argentine Malbec.
The objective of the program is to introduce you into the wine world so that you put into practice in your work environment all the knowledge and skills acquired, and, as a wine lover, enjoy good wines with friends whenever you feel like.
The program includes a theoretical-practice course about introduction to wine. Besides, you will have the chance to taste more than 50 exclusive Argentine and Regional Wines.
Some of the topics included in the syllabus are the following: visual and sensory analysis of wine, intensity of colors, vocabulary of tasters, wine production and combinations between wine and food. The intensive program lasts 2 weeks and takes place only in the City of Buenos Aires. The regular program lasts 1 month and includes a wine trip to the province of Mendoza where you will visit the
most important wine cellars while putting your tasting knowledge into practice and at the same time tasting the best wines of the country.
Tango Program
Buenos Aires is known for being the world capital of Tango; it has several renowned institutions: The regular Tango program lasts 1 month. The intensive Tango program lasts 2 weeks.
Mente Argentina offers you a unique experience through a weekly schedule composed of: 3 group classes, 1 individual class, 1 milonga evening outing (tango night club).
The courses start every week, have a flexible schedule and adapt to participants´ availability. This will allow you to have some free time to travel, meet people, visit the country and learn a new culture which will certainly amaze you.


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