Do you want to learn a new language abroad? A gap trip is the ideal time to learn and develop, to improve your CV with new skills and to have a culturally immersive experience. There's no better way to soak up the flavours of the local culture than by learning to speak the language.
One of the most popular language learning experiences abroad is to learn to speak Spanish. Get your head round the local Spanish lingo as you travel to stunning Central or South America. Spanish classes are offered for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and are held in small group classes so you can really benefit from your teacher's knowledge. You can even combine learning a language with adventure travel or volunteering abroad and put your new language skills to the test!
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Peru is one of the most popular countries in which to travel and learn a language. Learn to speak Spanish in Peru and even combine your learning experience with volunteering in Cusco. Or boost your language ability with a stay in Argentina and see buzzing Buenos Aires at the same time.
Central America is also Spanish-speaking, and as such makes it the perfect destination to learn a new language. Learn to speak Spanish in Costa Rica, or head to the fascinating country of Cuba to learn a few words of Spanish and chat with the locals.
Several of our popular Asian gap programmes offer the opportunity to learn a little of the language while you travel. Our paid teaching programmes include the chance to learn the local lingo so you can live and work in Asia with ease. Some of our top Asian trips, such as our China Adventure also offer a few language lessons as part of the package.
Pick up new language skills on your gap year!
27 days from £1,449 £1,5491449
An epic tour of China in 27 days!
Discover China on an amazing 27-day round trip tour from Hong Kong. See the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and much more on this epic China Adventure!
2-8 weeks from £872 £899872
Small classes, host families, rapid progress
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica and live with a Spanish family in a homestay as you learn a new language and explore amazing Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking experience!
1-4 weeks from £387 £399387
Get fluent and have fun!
Jet over to beautiful Ecuador and spend up to 4 weeks learning Spanish in Quito! Stay in a fantastic student house and practise your language skills in the local area.
2 or 4 weeks from £823 £849823
Live in the heart of Old Havana, learn Spanish, dance & see Cuba!
Spend 2 or 4 weeks in cool Cuba. Stay in Old Havana, learn to speak Spanish and enjoy awesome cultural activities and excursions in this colourful country!
6-8 weeks from £2,220 £2,2892220
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican Culture
Learn Spanish is Costa Rica, live with locals in a homestay and volunteer with kids, communities or wildlife conservation projects in this stunning Central American country.
6 or 12 months or longer from £1,095 £1,1291095
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!
2-8 weeks from £610 £629610
Lessons in the AM, free in the PM!
Improve your Spanish in the shadows of Machu Picchu, the Andes & the Amazon, climbing to new Spanish language heights in the ancient city of Cusco!
1-4 weeks from £387 £399387
Learn Spanish and party in the buzz of Buenos Aires!
Learn Spanish and stay in an amazing party hostel in Buenos Aires for the ultimate fun, language and cultural experience in Argentina!
6-8 weeks from £1,570 £1,6191570
Immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture
Learn Spanish in our Peruvian language school in Cusco before volunteering in rewarding community projects and make a real difference in Peru: Choose from 6 or 8 weeks.
12 months or longer from £551 £569551
Earn over USD20,000 plus free flights & accommodation!
Aged 21-35? Got a degree? Earn at least USD 20,000 per year as a paid teacher in South Korea, plus a TEFL Course, cultural course, cultural excursion weekends and accommodation included!