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Guatemala Learn Spanish

Whether a complete novice or looking for an immersive language experience, improve your Spanish language skills and fluency on this fantastic course while exploring the beautiful Guatemalan landscape

Prices from US$695

Today’s Guatemala is a cultural and historical blend of inheritance between the captivating and enigmatic ancient Mayan civilisation, and its transformation during Spanish colonisation in the 16th Century. The Mayan legacy is still visible in the Guatemalan landscape, with magnificent towering pyramids, once opulent palaces and astrological observatories used to explore the Mayans inquisitive nature. As such, Guatemala is a real treasure chest of tradition and heritage ready to be explored and uncovered.   

You'll study at a top language academy located in the historic city of La Antigua, a fusion of colonial influence and historical ruins nestled between three impressive volcanoes. The beauty of this area is internationally recognised, with the city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While there, you'll be immersed in a rigorous programme taught by language professionals with years of experience. To liven up your study, you'll have lots of opportunity to engage in adventure activities and cultural excursions. Visit some of the hundreds of magnificent churches that adorn Antigua, climb to the rim of an active volcano or lie by the lake under a bright Guatemalan sun.   


  • Learn Spanish in a beautiful, historical setting
  • Make lifelong friends and memorable experiences 
  • Explore mystical ruins and stunning landscapes


  • Minimum age of 18 years


Location La Antigua, Guatemala
Activities Personal tuition suited to your level and needs
Optional day excursions and afternoon activities
Transport Airport pick-up on arrival
Accommodation Homestay


Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas & equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Airport pick-up
Project orientation
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


If you speak Spanish you have the ability to communicate with over 500 million people in the world! Whether you want to improve your career prospects, make travel easier, or want access to the countless masterpieces that have been written in Spanish, then Frontier's Spanish language immersion programme is perfect for you.


You will study in class for 4 hours each day at the pretty language school located in the city centre, only a short walk from the picturesque Parque Central. You will receive private tuition from your own teacher, who will design lessons depending on your level and needs. This will provide you with strong emphasis on discussion and conversation practice while also receiving more specific, personalised tuition on an individual basis where you can progress at your own pace.

Classes are available for all levels of experience. When you arrive you will take a short test to determine your current level of Spanish. This will help your teacher to plan and guide your future classes in the most appropriate way for your needs. 

The school has a lot of space to study, with areas both inside and outside for you to use. This means that you can still enjoy the lovely weather even when studying! There is also an on-site kitchen which you can use to prepare your lunchtime meals and WiFi so you can stay connected to home even when you’re on the other side of the world. 

During the week the school also organises cultural activities in the afternoon. These do not follow a set itinerary but are planned on a short term basis depending on the requests of the Spanish students at the time. These activities may include cooking classes, city tours and museum visits. You will be responsible for paying your own transport and entrance fees when required.  


You will be met by a friendly Frontier representative on arrival at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City who will escort you to your new home for the duration of your stay. Please arrive no later than 7pm on the start date of your project.


Throughout your course, you will stay with a welcoming local host family that has been carefully chosen by the language school. This is an excellent way for you to practice your improving Spanish and learn about the Guatemalan culture from people who are keen to share their stories with you and help you explore.


Your host will provide you with three meals a day during the week based around the local Guatemalan diet. At the weekend you will only receive breakfast on Saturday, with no meals being provided on Sunday. This is the perfect opportunity for you to try out the local delicacies. If you ask nicely your host family might even teach you how to cook your favourite dishes! At the weekend you may decide to check out local restaurants – with a variety of cuisines you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings at a range of prices.

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After your teaching day is over, you are free to either relax or brush up on your new language skills. The language school has mountain bikes which you can borrow to help you look round this thriving, bustling city - a popular destination for both tourists and natives, La Antigua has something to offer everyone! Antigua is an extraordinarily beautiful city with cobble-stone streets, tree-lined avenues lined with open air cafes, ornate, centuries-old churches, and a wealth of international cuisine. Immediately outside Antigua you'll find active volcanoes, dense rainforest, and tranquil mountain lakes to explore, and is a perfect location for you to day trip to Lake Atitlan, the famous Mayan architectural site of Tikal, the jungle or even the Pacific coast.


1 week US$695

2 weeks US$1,145

Extra week US$345


Weekly. Please aim to arrive on a Monday. 


1 week+


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Food (3 meals a day Mon – Fri and breakfast on Saturday)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Project orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Guatemala City (GUA)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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