Multiple Locations +2
  • Colombia
  • Spain
    • Madrid
Health & Safety

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
DELE (Spanish)
Specialized Courses
Business Medical Professional Specific Purposes Teaching
Class Size
Private Lessons Small Class (1-7) Medium Class (8-15) Large Class (15+)
Apartment Host Family


Price Details
The fees, for these customizable programs, can cover tuition, lodging, international airfare (restrictions apply), airport transfers, orientations, excursions, service-learning placement and oversight and emergency medical/evacuation insurance. Work with IPSL's program director to create a program that suits your interests, goals and budget. Pricing is dependent upon the how long you stay, how many classes you take, whether or not you receive credit, the type of lodging you choose, whether meals are included (or how many are included), the number of excursions that you want included, etc.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

These custom programs can include as much or as little as the student requires (pricing fluctuates dependent upon what is included)

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Personal spending money, independent travel, visas, any expenses related to obtaining visas or passports and any vaccines required for travel are the students responsibility.

Aug 25, 2023
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

These completely customizable Spanish Language programs in Barcelona or Madrid, Spain and Chinchiná or Cartagena, Colombia offer participants an opportunity to study language at their own pace. These programs also offer meaningful volunteer service with a wide range of grassroots organizations. The type of volunteering will vary depending upon the duration of your stay. IPSL encourages the addition of volunteering as it is a great way to maximize your exposure to the language and culture.

When you're able to communicate with people in their language, it increases your ability to make meaning out of experiences and interactions with them and fosters trust and understanding across cultures.

Please contact IPSL to set up a time to discuss your interests and goals in a Spanish Language and potential Volunteer Service program. Together, you will create a program that perfectly suits your needs and budget.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

IPSL is in solidarity with all summoned to action by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other black brothers and sisters. IPSL wants to be of service to you and communities around the world to bring justice and healing and further advance the goals we all share. ​We believe in the power of service to unite and strengthen communities.

LGBTQIA+ Support

IPSL admits and does not discriminate against students of any sex or sexual orientation. IPSL is proud to support social justice movements around the world through our Service, Scholarship, and Love. Then, as now, we are called to resist and speak out for what is right. LGBTQ+ Rights are Human Rights

Neurodivergent Support

IPSL provides equal access to our programs for academically qualified students with physical, learning, or psychiatric disabilities.

Accessibility Support

IPSL admits students of any disability and makes available all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of disability in administration of its educational policies and programs, admission policies, merit scholarships or other organizations-administered programs.



IPSL works to lessen its carbon footprint on our increasingly fragile planet. Since study abroad can only take place by boarding a plane, IPSL contributes to sustainable projects in several countries whose efforts help mitigate the harmful effects of pollution and waste that result from traveling. In one academic year, IPSL can contribute funding to environmental organizations to offset close to 600,000 air miles flown by our students, staff, and faculty. In concrete terms, we remit funds to help plant trees around the world; those trees then absorb some of the harmful effects that result from our decisions.

Ethical Impact

Since 1981, IPSL has facilitated over 471,000 volunteer hours in our partner communities, supported the work of hundreds of nonprofits and NGOs around the world, vigorously (and unapologetically) promoted social-racial-economic justice through service-based programming, research and publishing, scholarships/funding, and on social media. Recently, our organization launched new initiatives that will sustain our service-based mission into the future. At home, we maintain the same mindful practices by supporting local organizations that support the most vulnerable people. Large and small, every decision we make is about giving back and making our world a better and more just place.

Program Highlights

  • Students can receive a widely recognized certification of their language proficiency level.
  • Study at pre-vetted language school with the highest credentials available.
  • Great opportunity to make new friends, as students from around the world study at IPSL's partner schools.
  • Improve your Spanish language skills by volunteering with a local organization
  • Earn academic credit


IPSL Global Engagement Grant

IPSL Global Engagement offers an automatic $5,500 grant for Graduate degree programs in International Development and Service (IDS MA) and the Community Organizing and Social Activism Degree (COSA MA) to any AmeriCorps Alum, Peace Corps returnee or Veteran. They accept all Segal Education Award(s)!

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