Educational Travel, Tours, and Learning Vacations 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.
||Dates: Twice a year, January-May and September-December
Cost: See website.
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.
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.
SEE Turtle Monitoring Expeditions
You'll actively participate in projects in Baja's turtle conservation
efforts. Projects include monitoring endangered sea turtles
and providing training and alternative income sources to
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
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’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.
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
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.
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
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.
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