Spanish Immersion Gap Year with Cross-Cultural Solutions

Location: Costa Rica: Rural Areas; Guatemala: Rural Areas; Peru: Lima

Program Duration: 3-6 Months

Dates: 2020,2021

Cross-Cultural Solutions

2 Clinton Place New Rochelle, NY 10801 United States


Soak up the Latin American culture and learn the Spanish language. Our Spanish Immersion Gap Year is specifically designed for a full language experience, all while making a real impact. Each country promises to astound you with it's ecological diversity, off-the-beaten-path destinations, rugged coastlines, bustling markets, and delicious food!

For two decades, CCS volunteers have traveled around the world to work on sustainable service projects. You will have a genuine, immersive experience with countless opportunities to connect with, and learn from, local people in the communities you'll work to support.

While in Guatemala, you'll support organizations, schools, and health clinics striving to provide critical services to the population. In Costa Rica, work directly with local organizations that provide necessary social services. And in Peru, you'll help support people affected by the Shining Path still searching for better opportunities.

Travel Types
  • Vacation Packages
  • Tours
  • Student Tours
Minimum Education

High School

Type of Programs
  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Experiential Learning
  • Gap Year
  • Language Immersion

  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

COST: $10,000 - $15,000 (USD)

* INCLUDED: Home-Base Lodging, Meals, Ground Transportation, In-Country Cultural Activities and Excursions, Language Lessons, Comprehensive Travel Medical Insurance.

*NOT INCLUDED: Visa, Passport, Flights.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Youth
  • Youth Development
  • Women
  • Street Children
  • Social Work
  • Teaching
  • Senior Citizens
  • Orphans
  • Nursing
  • Gender Issues
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Festivals
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Dental
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network
Cross-Cultural Solutions's Mission Statement

Our mission is to operate volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. We are an international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations.

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