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Panama Learn Spanish

Learn to speak fluent Spanish in the exciting and stunning surroundings of Bocas del Toro.

Prices from US$545

Panama remains one of the lesser travelled countries of Central America, giving its visitors a unique insight into the charm of Latin America away from the tourist crowds that are seen in Costa Rica and Guatemala. 

Start your Latin American travelling adventure in the best way possible with an intensive language course and cultural immersion in the stunning Bocas del Toro, an area popular with international travellers.

Enjoy learning one of the world's most useful languages whilst immersing yourself into the daily rhythm and lively ambience of Panama. In one of the country's leading educational centres you will experience the true culture and community life of this enchanting country. Relax on the breath-taking beaches, listening to the enchanting sound of the waves, practising your surf skills or getting lost on an adventure hike through the luxuriant forest. Panama has everything you could dream of and more from a project destination.


  • Develop your conversational Spanish
  • Experience the true culture & community life of Panama
  • Improve your ability to communicate throughout your travels


  • Minimum age of 18 years


Location Bocas del Toro, Panama

20 hours of Spanish classes per week
Immerse yourself into Panama’s unique culture

Transport You will make your own way to the project
Accommodation Backpacker style accommodation


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accommodation
Project orientation and training  
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.


This project is perfect if you want to improve your career prospects, make travel easier throughout Latin America or want access to the countless masterpieces that have been written in Spanish. If you speak Spanish you can communicate with 500 million people in the world!

Spanish is the world's third most spoken language, after Chinese and English, and ranks second in terms of native speakers. At the end of the 19th Century, 60 million people were Spanish speakers. Today, nearly 500 million people across the world speak Spanish. Indeed, Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, and is an official language of the UN and its organisations.


After waking up to the hustle and bustle of the lively Bocas del Toro and gorging on a delicious Central American style breakfast you will head down to the school to begin your language tuition. Taught by an experienced teacher you will get an excellent introduction to this elegant language, picking up on colloquialisms whilst mastering your pronunciation. In class exercises, reading, writing, and grammar will all be covered, ensuring that you grasp the fundamentals before moving on to more complex constructions and subjects as your confidence builds.


You will be met upon arrival at Bocas del Toro Airport by a friendly local staff member and escorted to your accommodation in the main town. You will have time to settle in and get acclimatised before receiving orientation to the country, local surroundings and of course your project. Your in-country coordinator will be more than happy to help you with any questions you have and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant community. Please aim to arrive on the Sunday.

If you would prefer we can arrange an airport arrival package from Panama City at a cost of USD $240, please speak to your Frontier Advisor for further information.


You will be staying in shared dormitory style accommodation at a friendly, local guesthouse where you will have the opportunity to experience the real Panama. You will be located close to the language school.


Food is not provided as part of this programme. This is a fun element of travelling away from home as it gives you that added freedom and is a good opportunity to bond with fellow travellers while exploring local restaurants and market stalls! You will get the opportunity to tantalise your taste buds with local delicacies including crisp meat filled empanada pastries and heavenly spicy stews, doused in a fusion of Caribbean and South American flavours and washed down with locally brewed balboa cerveza, enjoyed on the waterside. 

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Panama is bursting with opportunity, welcoming you to explore the tropical Caribbean and pacific coastline islands and bustling city. Rent a bicycle or scooter and venture around the crumbling churches and ruins of the old quarter of the city and climb the cathedral bell tower for a magnificent city skyline view or hike into the lush rainforest. Whether you view Panama from the tops of the canopy adventure trail or explore the marine life on a snorkelling trip Panama has something to offer for every type of adventurer. 


1 week US$545


Project runs from mid-February until mid-December.

Please aim to arrive on a Sunday.


1 week +


before you go

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


  • Accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up
  • 20 hours language tuition


Nearest airport(s): Bocas Del Toro (BOC), Panama City Tocumen International (PTY)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

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


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To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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