Our partner organization in Ecuador, Fundación Bolivar Education, are experts in organizing Spanish immersion programs that meet the needs of each student. Options available include homestay with a local host family, salsa lessons, cooking classes and more!
Learn Spanish in Ecuador
The program is available to adults 18+ years of age with any level of Spanish language skills. Keep in mind that Ecuadorians will only speak in Spanish, so even a basic level of Spanish will be helpful in acclimating to your new environment.
Fundacion Bolivar Education has all the details on the options available to you!
How to Apply
Contact our partner Fundacion Bolivar Education directly for more information on the programs available in Ecuador.
Spirit offers annual merit-based scholarships for US citizens 18 years and up. Applications are not currently being accepted for our scholarship program. Check back for more information on future scholarship opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, which means you can start whenever you want!
While Spanish language skills are not required, even a basic level of elementary Spanish will help you acclimate to your new host community.
Information on United States Department of State Travel Advisories can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/ecuador-travel-advisory.html
During your stay in Ecuador, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the local culture by living with a host family who will share mealtime with you and get you acquainted with the community. Spanish lessons, fun social events, dancing and cooking lessons as well as monthly meetings with other volunteers in the area will allow you to soak up the local culture.