Spanish Language in Montanita

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    Study in Montanita (beach town)
    Intensive Spanish & Ecuador Culture: 20 hrs wk
    Start any Monday – Minimum age 16 yrs
    2 wks: $895 / 4 wks: $1695 USD

    The Program / Location

    Montanita is a small beach town in the heart of the Ecuadorian surfing scene. With endless sandy beaches and epic waves, surfers from all over the world journey here to share in the surfing magic. It is often described as an “Oasis” by students, and even though it is becoming famous, it is not built up nor a major tourist development. As a small town, you can easily make friends with locals, for everyone seems to carry a smile and be happy to meet you. Overall, it is a very special place to improve your Spanish and have fun. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    Program is open to all students and adults. Can start on any Monday. Intensive Spanish lessons are taught weekly, M-F, 4 hrs per day, 20 hrs per week. All students are tested and placed in the proper level group. Classes are held in the morning and afternoons. Group classes are small: 2 – 6 students. Surfing and scuba diving lessons also available.

    Courses

    Intensive Spanish Language, 4 hrs per day, 20 hrs per week. Small group classes of 2 – 6 students. Can start on any Monday. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    Surfing lessons also available (optional) for all levels of surfing (beginners – improver). Can arrange there if desired. Instructors are very professional and qualified.
    Costs about $75 USD extra for 5 lessons per week.

    Academic Credit

    Students can earn about 1 credit per week, or 3 – 4 credits per month.
    4 hrs per day, M-F, 20 hrs per week.

    Activities – Beach Town

    Surfing, kite surfing, padi-diving, horse trekking, wildlife tours, and volunteer opportunities in local community. Inquire there about volunteer opportunities.

    Organized tours also arranged to nearby places such as: Galapagos Islands, Isla Del Plata, or Cuenca. Sign up there for these excursions, and pay the small participation fee (not included).

    Housing

    Housing is provided with a local host family (+ meals), or in a private Cabana (studio – no meals) – $225 USD per week.

    Carefully selected host families provide 2 meals daily (breakfast & dinner).

    Private Cabana is a single room studio, with bathroom, kitchen, and swimming pool / jacuzzi nearby. No meals.

    Select housing type on your registration form.

    You can arrange own housing if you prefer, just let us know.

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    Dates and Fees

    * Intensive 4 hrs per day – small groups
    * Start any Monday. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    2 weeks $895 USD
    3 weeks $1295 USD
    4 weeks $1695 USD
    5 weeks $2095 USD
    6 weeks $2495 USD

    Addtl week = $400 USD per week extra – housing not included.

    * Surfing and Scuba lessons available……inquire after arrival.

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    Holidays
    Jan 1 / Feb 11, 12 / Mar 29 / May 1, 24 / Oct 11 / Dec 25, 31

    Requirements
    Minimum age is 16. No visa required for stay less than 6 months.

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