Study Abroad in Antigua

Study Abroad in Antigua, Guatemala

About Antigua, Guatemala

Founded in 1543, the city of Antigua - known as the "old city of Guatemala" served as the Spanish capital of Central America for many years back during the colonial era. The indigenous markets and well-preserved Baroque Spanish buildings flanking Antigua's picturesque streets

Antigua, known as the “old city of Guatemala,” was founded in 1543 and served as the Spanish colonial capital of Central America for many years. Its history is present in a number of well-preserved Baroque Spanish buildings, plus colorful, indigenous markets that are spread throughout the city’s winding streets and serve as a constant reminder of the city's cultures and history.

Characterized by a charming, relaxed atmosphere, cafés, international restaurants, a lively nightlife and friendly people, it’s no wonder Antigua attracts and captivates visitors from all over the world.

Providing the backdrop to Antigua are stunning volcanoes and mountains. In fact, the city's beauty - both inside and outside of it - is one of the reasons that Antigua is one of the most popular cities among study abroad students in Latin America. Come see for yourself!

The Spanish Language School

Our partner Spanish school in Antigua is conveniently located just 1 block from the city's main square, or Plaza Central. It's the perfect starting point for exploring the city, which is small enough that your host family's home as well as Antigua's attractions are all within a short walking distance.

When you study abroad in Antigua, some of the school facilities you will enjoy include: video and meeting room for afternoon activities, 8 classrooms and space for private classes on the terrace, a small courtyard and terrace with incredible views of the Agua Volcano, and much more!

Minimum age to study abroad in Antigua: 18 years old

Spanish Language Courses in Antigua, Guatemala

Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 20 General Spanish lessons week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 5

Super Intensive Group Course

  • Program: 20 group & 10 One on One lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 5

Private Spanish Lessons

  • Program: 20 (standard) or 30 (intensive) lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Possibility of introducing special topic
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced

Volunteer Program

  • Put your Spanish skills to use by making an impact in the Guatemalan community surrounding you!
  • Duration: required 4-week intensive Spanish course, followed a volunteer service project for a minimum of 4 weeks
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced

Learn Salsa + Spanish

  • Program: 20 group lessons + 8 salsa dance lessons per week
  • 1 lesson = 55 minutes
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week
  • Starting dates: any Monday, all year round
  • Levels: from beginner to advanced
  • Students per class: maximum 5

Accommodations

Families

Staying with a host family in Antigua and participating in their day-to-day life is the best way to learn the language and discover Guatemala's culture. You will stay in a single room with a full board meal plan.

Student Residences

Depending on requests and availability, you can also choose to reside in one of Antigua's student residences. These residences are dispersed throughout the city. Double rooms are available for 2 students traveling together and you can choose to stay on a full board plan or without meals included.

Cultural Activities

To complement your academic studies, our school organizes 3-4 weekly activities designed for you to discover Guatemala's fascinating culture. While the majority of these activities are free, you may have to pay some minor out-of-pocket expenses ($1 - $3), such as for bus fare, entrance fees, etc.

The following are just a few of the activities that we organize:

  • Visits to local areas of interest like museums, plantations and farms
  • Orientation walking tour of Antigua
  • ¡Fiestas!
  • Spanish language films
  • Sports days
  • Visits to neighboring (indigenous) villages
  • Salsa classes
  • Cultural classes

Highlights

  • Discount if you study abroad in Antigua for 10+ weeks: 10% off the course price

Prices & Dates

Please consult the Guatemala price page:

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