Join our Spanish Language Course in Mexico, and start learning basic Spanish or improve what you already know. You’ll learn through classes with a professional language teacher. Outside of class, you’ll be able to practice new words and phrases with local native speakers, as well as your host family. You’ll also learn about the local culture and traditions as you immerse yourself in the community.
You can study Spanish full-time, or combine your studies with one of our volunteer or internship programmes. Combining it with a project is a great option if your chosen programme has a Spanish language requirement, like our medical internship. Your teacher can also teach you specific vocabulary for your project.
You’ll be based in one of three locations, ranging from a large city to a smaller, more rural town. No matter where you are, you can make the most of life in beautiful Mexico!
When you apply you only pay $495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Language Courses - Travel abroad and learn a language as you immerse yourself in a new culture
Mexico > Spanish
Completely flexible dates
Guadalajara, Ciudad Guzman, Cuyutlan (Read More)
Host family Read More
Anyone aged 16 or over can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Is learning Spanish in Mexico right for me?
If you’re eager to travel and learn Spanish at the same time, this immersive learning experience is ideal for you. You’ll get to practice your language skills while exploring the city and interacting with your host family.
Whether you’re looking to improve your Spanish or you’re a complete beginner, this project will suit your needs perfectly. Your lessons will be tailored to your skill level, so you don’t need to worry about having to keep up with a class.
It’s also a useful way to improve your Spanish if you want to join a project with a language requirement. You can study full-time before starting your project, or choose a language add-on, so you can learn while working.
This is a flexible project that is available all year round, from a minimum of one week. We recommend staying longer to hone your Spanish skills as much as possible.
What will I be doing?
You will attend one-on-one Spanish classes with a qualified teacher. The time and frequency of these lessons will depend on whether you’re studying full-time or part-time. Here are some of the activities that you can expect to do during your stay:
- Learn Spanish during personal lessons
- Explore and experience Mexico
- Help with other work if you choose to combine your lessons with a volunteer project
Your Spanish classes will be personalised according to your knowledge and skill level. If you’re a beginner, you’ll be taught basic grammar and vocabulary. If you’re on an intermediate level, you’ll have more control over what you and your teacher focus on.
If you choose to do this as a standalone course, you will attend 15 hours of classes per week. If you choose to combine this course with one of our other projects, you’ll be able to choose between a 5, 14, or 30 hour course.
The best thing about learning Spanish in Mexico is that you’re able to practice what you learn in your lessons while you’re out and about. Improve your conversation and pronunciation by ordering lunch at a restaurant or shopping!
Participate in a volunteer project
We offer many different projects that are based in Mexico. Support early childhood development at understaffed childcare centres or gain practical work experience working with NGOs in the field of international development. Take a look at the projects we offer to see if you’d like to combine any of them with your language course.
Alternatively, you can also do a standalone course in Spanish before moving on to contribute to one of our other projects. This is particularly useful if the project you want to participate in requires you to speak Spanish. For example, your teacher can teach you medical terms that you can use if you decide to do a Medicine internship.
Where will I be working?
Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico. Here, you’ll attend classes at our Projects Abroad office.
Cosmopolitan and lively, this historic city has all the comforts of large European and North American cities. It’s home to plenty of cultural festivities and attractions, gorgeous architecture, and dozens of historic sites. Enjoy an authentic Mexican meal at a restaurant or fill your free time with touristic activities.
A small town located about 90 minutes out of Guadalajara, Ciudad Guzman is rich in tradition, history, and culture. Surrounded by gorgeous hills and mountains, and home to beautiful buildings, this small town is a good fit if you want a more rural, traditional experience. Your classes are held at a local school.
A small coastal town, Cuyutlan is the closest town to our Sea Turtle and Coastal Conservation Project. Your lessons will be held at your accommodation, or at a nearby hotel. When you aren’t studying, you can sunbathe on dark sand beaches and revel in the relaxed atmosphere.
A typical day learning Spanish in Mexico
Most days will begin with breakfast at your host home. This is a great opportunity for you to practice your Spanish and get to know your host family at the same time. All classes run from Monday to Friday. You will have evenings and weekends to explore with other Projects Abroad volunteers and interns.
The structure of your day will depend on whether you choose to do a standalone Spanish Language Course, or combine your studies with a project through our add-on options.
If you study full-time, you’ll have around 15 hours of classes per week. You can choose to have your classes in the mornings or afternoons. If you’re combining your language studies with a project, most of your day will be committed to project work.
What are the aims and impact of this course?
This project aims to help you improve your Spanish language skills through personalised lessons and immersive learning.
It is also a brilliant opportunity for cultural exchange. Through immersing yourself in the Spanish language and interacting with your host family as well as locals, you will learn about the culture and way of life. You will leave with an understanding of traditions and practices different to those of your home country.
If you choose to combine your language course with one of our other projects, you will also become part of our ongoing efforts to support local communities. For example, if you work on a Childcare Project, you will help children with early childhood development, and teach English.
This project will leave you with an increased knowledge of Spanish and a marked improvement in both your grammar and conversational skills.
Study Spanish in Mexico and improve your language skills in a Spanish-speaking country.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Meet the team in Mexico
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