Are you sick of just knowing how to say "Hola" in Spanish, even after years of class? Frustrated because hours of Rosetta Stone just aren’t teaching you anything? Is it one of your dreams to be able to have a full-blown conversation in Spanish with a local during your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country?
If so, WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW in our accelerated Spanish Immersion program in Villa Soleada... Learn to speak conversational Spanish in just one month and spend time volunteering in our many programs.
SHH is offering a one-month Spanish immersion program in Villa Soleada, Honduras. Live with a host family in a remarkable village, far away from the stresses of your fast paced life in the US. Take 3 hours of intensive language lessons five days a week. Volunteer in our school and children’s home in the afternoons. Visit the enchanting Mayan Ruins, hidden waterfalls of Pulhapanzak, and the Bay Islands off the Caribbean coast.
Pickup and drop-off at airport, host family accommodation, 3 meals per day, clean drinking water, laundry, orientation, Spanish language classes 5 mornings per week, Spanish text book, afternoon volunteer opportunities, WiFi internet, weekend trip to Copan Mayan Ruins, weekend trip to Bay Islands, weekend trip to Pulhapanzak Waterfalls, Volunteer Card Insurance.
Exit tax fee ($37 at the airport), airfare.
"From flipping tortillas with my host mother and sitting outside under the stars speaking Spanish, to singing hymns in impromptu religious services along the dirt road and holding endless tire races with the kids, I became a part of a community. The people of Villa Soleada took me in as one of their own. As a result, I left Honduras not only with honed teaching skills and smoother Spanish abilities, but also with something much more powerful—a deeper understanding of the people there, their daily struggles and daily triumphs and their dreams for the future. I learned what it’s really like to grow up and live in a Honduran village." - Sarah, 2011 Summer Voluntee
"The bonds I developed with their family, as well as my host parents, Ramon and Natalia, are so strong, that we still call each other a few times a month to stay in touch, even though we can hardly understand each other over the phone. What I really find fascinating, though, is the realization that I would never trade that month of June in Honduras, for anything else in the world, and there is no other place that I would have rather been during that time period." - Andrew, 2011 Summer Volunteer