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Immersion Spanish Study Tours - General

These tours feature Spanish language study and trips to Mayan and Spanish colonial sites in Guatemala.  Weekdays, Monday through Friday, you will study Spanish 4 hours daily in Panajachel at Lake Atitlan. Panajachel is an international community replete with all traveler conveniences and is the gateway to indigenous communities of the lake less touched by World culture. Your weekdays will include walking tours and still leave ample time to relax and explore the natural and cultural beauty of the Lake. The program also includes trips to Antigua, the classic Spanish colonial city of Central America and to the famed open artisan market of Chichicastenango.

Language instruction is self-paced and employs the immersion technique. You will have your own personal native instructor.  Your study program will be individually tailored to your own interests and capabilities.  On request, certificates of completion can be provided which detail your record of study. These can be forwarded directly to employers or educational institutions for academic, employer, or professional credit. 

All of these options include lodging on arrival and departure, transportation between Guatemala City and study site, and a package of weekday and weekend guided tours.

As indicated below, study programs of one, two, and three week durations are offered.

Your lodging in Panajachel at Lake Atitlan is priced separately from the study/tour portion of the package with two basic options: homestay with a Guatemalan family, with all meals included in the price, or lodging at an upscale Bed & Breakfast (B & B) with breakfast, use of sauna, exercise room, and hot soak tub included.  B&B lodging prices are listed at the weekly double occupancy  (D/O) rate. For those interested in price savings with triple occupancy, please indicate this to us at the time of registration. Where groups of three can be arranged, cash rebates will be made as follows: 1 Week - $39, 2 Weeks $60, 4 Weeks - $82. Single Occupancy can also be arranged at $238 per week.

Program Dates 2019

 1-Week (10 days total):  Feb 21 -  Mar 2
 Jun 13 - 22
 Aug 8 - 17
 2-Week (17 days total):  Feb 21 -  Mar 9
 Jun 13 - 29
 Aug 8 - 24
 3-Week (24 days total):  Feb 21 -  Mar 16  Jun 13  - Jul 6
 Aug 8 - 31

Program Prices (Instruction & Tours)

1-Week: $456   2-Week: $602   3-Week: $743

Lodging Prices

Homestay $97 per week   B&B: $130 per week (D/O)

Contact: E-mail at or by telephone in Guatemala at 502 7762-2093.

Cutoff Dates & Payments: Registration & a 50% deposit must be received by us no later than two weeks before the start date of a program. Deposits can made by credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD) or by payment to the Bank of America (BOA) account of Richard J Morgan, Jr., acct # 3810 1793 1661, Highland Park, NJ 08904. For credit card payments, provide name on card, card number, and expiration date. For Bank deposits, counter deposits at any BOA branch are free.  Balances are due on arrival in cash, U.S. or Guatemalan currency, credit card, or personal check written on any U.S. bank account. Credit card payments in Guatemala are subject to an 8% service charge.

Refunds: A full refund (minus 10% service fee) will be made for any written cancellation received 14 days or more prior to the start date of a program. A 50% refund will be made for written cancellations received 7 - 14 days prior to a program start date.

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