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Spanish in Antigua

1 to 12 weeks
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jul 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Guatemala is sometimes overshadowed by some of its Central American buddies when it comes to travel destinations. 

Which means this world-class destination maintains that feeling of adventurous discovery, with tourists exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, dense jungles, and smouldering volcanoes pricking the horizon. 

On this done-for-you trip, you’ll get everything you need to live in Antigua, Guatemala while learning Spanish, including:  

  • Small group Spanish classes –The ideal mix of personalised attention, social interaction and engagement! Join 3 to 8 other learners at your proficiency level for 4-hour Spanish lessons Monday through Friday. 
  • Cultural exchange – The campus in Antigua is a thriving hub of international students studying Spanish and Guatemalan students learning English. So you’ll have the chance to make lifelong friends from all over the world while mastering Spanish. 
  • Orientation activities – A walking tour to get the lay of the land, cooking classes to demystify Guatemalan food, and salsa classes to dazzle dance floors around the world.
  • Accommodation & meals – For a complete language immersion, you'll stay in a private room in the home of a local Guatemalan host, where breakfast and dinner will be provided daily. 
  • Academic credit (optional)This course is approved for US higher education credits. So, if you complete specific course requirements, this trip could contribute to your degree!

There's no better way to dive headfirst into language learning than through full cultural immersion. That's the philosophy driving this trip.

The focus is on learning Spanish through immersion—actually speaking the language. While pen and paper will be handy, our main focus is good old conversation!


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Small group Spanish lessons
Structured language exchange
Airport pickup
Homestay accommodation
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Personal Travel Concierge
Pre-Departure Guide
Walking tour
Salsa dance classes
Cooking classes
Certificate of completion
Trip visa guidance
Free coffee/tea and snack bar
Ongoing local team support
Global Emergency Line
gWorld access
Global Academy
Marketplace deals
$250 off your next trip

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more


To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Get ready for a fully immersive language-learning experience! Your instructors are experienced, certified, native Spanish instructors – and they’ll be speaking Spanish 100% of the time during class. 

But don’t worry. You’ll catch up fast. And before you know it your Spanish will be rolling off your tongue like a local. 

Plus, you’re in Antigua, Guatemala. A city so cool they slapped a UNESCO World Heritage Site title on it. 

Antigua is one of the most popular spots in the country –  for both tourists and locals. People flock to the city to see the interesting blend of ancient ruins and intricate colonial architecture – the same things that led to Antigua becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Picture yourself practising your Spanish with friendly locals in bustling markets, sipping rich Guatemalan coffee while engaging in lively conversations with fellow students, and soaking up the warmth of a culture that celebrates language and connection.

Look to the horizon and you’ll get a hint of what lurks beyond the city limits: towering volcanoes clad in mist forests all the way up their smouldering peaks: the ultimate scene for your next big adventure. 

When you go with Global, you get the full experience for a fraction of the hassle. We offer the complete package for learning how to speak Spanish like a local in Antigua, Guatemala. 

Our team will help you with the essentials you need to start your new journey with a bang! Including helping you with visas, enrolling you in classes, securing your accommodation, and a whole lot more.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, study materials, daily transportation, extra activities & spending money.

Accommodation & meals

Once you touch down in Guatemala City, you’ll be taken straight to your included homestay accommodation in Antigua. 

You’ll stay with a friendly Guatemalan host in a private room. You’ll get your own key so you can come and go as you please.

All homestays are conveniently located within a short distance, making it easy to access the language institute within 10-20 minutes by walking or a quick 15-25 minute taxi/bus ride.

While some hosts may not offer WiFi, don't worry! You'll have full access to the institute's computer lab and WiFi throughout your trip, ensuring you can complete your studies and connect with family and friends back home. 

Your host will provide breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. And you'll have plenty of tempting options available for lunch! Guatemalan cuisine offers a delightful fusion of flavors, blending indigenous ingredients with Spanish, African, and Mayan influences. Don't miss out on iconic dishes like pepián, kak'ik, and tamales!

As an added perk, free coffee, tea, and snacks will be available to you at the language institute's snack bar!

Trip itinerary


When you arrive at the airport in Guatemala City, your private transport will take you to your homestay accommodation in Antigua. This will be your home for the duration of your trip.  You’ll meet your fellow travellers and instructors while you settle into your new home. 

Day 1

The first day’s about orientation, so make sure you arrive at 7am to get the show on the road. This will involve a thorough written and spoken Spanish test to determine your proficiency level for class placement. 

Day 2+

You will be given your exact class schedule following your language placement exam. You'll be in class for 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Group classes are scheduled according to the availability of teachers at each level and group size.  Morning classes run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Afternoon classes run from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Besides that, your weekends are free to explore the incredible part of the world you’re in! We’ll be in touch with you throughout your stay. If you ever need advice or support our team is available to answer your questions. And our Global Emergency Line (24 hours, Mon.-Fri.) will help with urgent matters.  Don’t go alone. Go with Global.

Why choose us

Our Study trips are designed to get you set up in your new life overseas – learning new skills from the locals –  as smoothly as possible. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it: 

We’re with you from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, in your hands before you leave. 

Your Personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, visas, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Once you land in Guatemala our local team will be waiting for you at the airport. You’ll be taken straight to your chosen accommodation in Antigua. 

But our support doesn’t end there. We’ll be in touch during your trip to make sure everything is going smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns we’re one quick message, DM, email, or carrier pigeon away. 

Our team is well travelled so you can rely on our experience. We’re with you every step of the way. 

Join 80,000+ travellers – giving us 10,000+ 4 & 5 star reviews – by choosing Global to make your travel dreams come true. 

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance. Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited. So if you’re serious about studying in Guatemala, don’t delay. 

With our Book Now, Decide Later feature, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and setting you up with our partner in Guatemala. 

This is the trip for you if you’re after the ultimate teaching experience in Guatemala, complete with everything you need and support 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

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Why Study

The main purpose of this trip is to get you speaking Spanish like a local in as short a time as possible.  

Our in-country partner’s teaching style focuses on immersion – throwing you into the deep end by surrounding you with Spanish speaking instructors from the start. This method of learning a language is consistently proven to be the fastest way to get conversational – and that’s the whole idea behind learning a new language! 

On top of your new language skills, this will also give you an opportunity to fall in love with the nuances of Guatemalan culture. And if that’s not enough immersion, you could choose to live with a local family so you can practise your Spanish at the dinner table, too! 

This trip is more than just brushing up on your Spanish skills. This trip will peel a layer back on Guatemalan culture, giving you a glimpse into what makes the people and culture so incredibly special. 

So when you get home, not only will you be able to show off your new Spanish vocabulary. You’ll also be able to share interesting tidbits and lessons you learned about Guatemala, its culture, and its people. 

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Frequently asked questions

Why are you the best company to choose?

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we pride ourselves on providing a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide, and let us assist you with visas, pre-departure preparations, flights, insurance, and tours. Throughout your journey, our cool tech features will support you every step of the way. As a Global Traveller, gain access to gWorld, our personalised app designed to enhance your travel experience. Keep important documents and trip details handy, and take advantage of exclusive Marketplace deals, a vibrant social network, language learning resources, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like having all your favorite travel apps merged into one, but even better! But our support doesn't end there. With four international offices, over 100 dedicated staff members, a 24/5 emergency team, and the backing of over 90,000 Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us, rest assured you're in good hands. We also proudly boast the most and best reviews in the biz, and maintain a massive following on our social channels including Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook. Embark on your next adventure with confidence and ease. Join us and discover the world in a meaningful way!

Are flights & insurance included?

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

Why should I book now?

After the last unexpected disruption to travel caused by the..c word..people are now more eager than ever to venture out and explore the world, determined not to miss out on any experiences. Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12+ months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend or partner?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/5 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24 hours, Mon-Fri.

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