IPSL Colombia: Spanish Language & Volunteer Service

Location: Colombia: Cartagena, Medellin

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: Summer, 9-12 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round



4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #200 Portland, OR 97214 United States

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Phone: (503) 395-4775

Fax: (503) 954-1881


Experience Cartagena or Medellín, learn Spanish and serve others! Completely customizable programs from the level of language, the type of service (internship, preceptorship, volunteer), the length (a minimum of four weeks for service work but the longer the better!) the type of housing, how much or how little is included (meals, excursions, transcripts, and more). IPSL can customize your program to fit your schedule and budget.

Courses are taught at centrally located schools and offer classes for all levels. Participants are taught by native speakers and learn to speak, write and read Standard Spanish. The lessons are held in small, international groups with modern teaching methods, so that learning Spanish is fun!

Internships, Preceptorships and Volunteer service opportunities are varied and wide ranging. The distribution of internships depends on the students' previous work experience, education, and more. IPSL will take requests into account and arrange a placement accordingly, if possible.

Applicants from all nations and backgrounds, with a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Since this is a custom program, participants can decide which elements or how much of each that they want. Custom elements will include: type of lodging (guesthouse, apartment, dormitory, homestay, other); meals (some or all); hours of class time; excursions; airport transfers; type of volunteer service; language certificate; etc. Travel-evacuation insurance, administration and course registration fees will be included.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Rights
  • Senior Citizens
  • Education
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Childcare & Children
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Dormitory
  • Other
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Independent living
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Transcript
  • Written Application
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
IPSL's Mission Statement

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity

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