A Worthwhile Experience

Ratings
Overall
10
Instruction: 10
Support: 10
Fun: 10
Housing: 10
Value: 10
Review

The reasons I chose Spanish Adventure were to learn Spanish and to have a bit of an adventure and they did not disappoint.
The teachers, Daniel and Camilo are kind, caring, funny and they make you feel like family. They really know their stuff when it comes to teaching Spanish. They are not just teaching a language they were speaking from birth, they are teaching a language they have actually studied. The way they present the knowledge to you is easily digestible, even on days you feel like you won’t ever get it. They know what they are doing and they do it well. I was surprised at how much I learned in the one month that I was there. I went from feeling overwhelmed on my first day to feeling capable when I left.
The adventures that were an added bonus to our Spanish learning are meant to be carried out in Spanish as practice, were tough for me in the beginning. I remained silent and attempted to pick up a word here and there but as the weeks went on, though I was still too shy to try join the conversation, I found that I could understand a greater percentage of what was being said around me.
In addition to having classes and adventures, I taught English classes on Friday’s and with my other volunteer time, I assisted around the farm; planting flowers, building a fence and creating a path and in the marketing/social media department.
There’s always an opportunity to do something new and become a better version of yourself here. You have moments that you’d never thought you have, for example, how I cried in the back seat of a moto taxi with another volunteer about how amazing Daniel and Camilo were. They are truly great people.
My moments spent at Spanish Adventure will always be remembered.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
Year Completed
2021