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Cultural Immersion

We believe the best way to learn Spanish and understand the Guatemala way of life is through cultural immersion. Immerse yourself in the Guatemalan culture, explore Antigua, receive private Spanish lessons, live with a local family and practice your new language skills in everyday situations.

What is included in the cultural immersion package:

  • Private shuttle transport to and from the airport in Guatemala City for international arrival and departure. 

  • 20 hours a week of private Spanish lessons with a highly experienced teacher at the Learn and Help Spanish Academy in central Antigua, only 4 blocks from the Central Park.

  • All study materials, worksheets and homework necessary for classes.

  • Walking orientation tour of Antigua, including how to navigate the streets, location of key places and heritage.

  • 24-hour support from the Humanity First’s Learn and Help Academy staff

  • Three cultural immersion activities with your instructor in Antigua to practice what you learn in a real-life setting, such as visiting fincas, museums, and  historical sites in Antigua. 

  • An introduction to Humanity First's programs in Guatemala. You will be given a tour of the Humanity First academy, Masroor Ahmad school and the upcoming hospital to experience the programs that your fees and donation are directly helping to fund.

  • Accommodation with a local Guatemalan family including daily meals, shared or private room and bathroom, internet, purified water, hot showers and a family with which you can to practice conversational skills. All accommodation is located in Antigua and only a short walk to the Learn and Help Academy, Humanity First office, restaurants and key locations.

  • Free Wi-fi, computer access, purified water and coffee at the Humanity First office and academy.

  • Certification of your studies and level of Spanish fluency at the completion of your studies.

What is not included in the package:

    •    Flights to and from Guatemala City 

    •    Travel insurance for the duration of your stay

    •    Additional activities 

    •    Meals outside of your home-stay accommodation 

    •    Visa fees (only applicable if you stay longer than 90 days) 

    •    Pre-trip costs such as vaccinations 


1 week
$ 420
2 weeks
$ 805
3 weeks
$ 1,190
4 weeks
$ 1,575
6 weeks $ 2,245
8 weeks $ 2,915

To register click here, for any questions or to request more information on this package, please contact Learn and Help staff at

If you are interested in pre-arranged extracurricular activities in Guatemala, including daily art, salsa classes, hiking on Volcano Pacaya, and a boat trip to Lake Atitlan, Learn and Help Academy can assist you in arranging this as a part of your package prior to your arrival. Prices will vary and are an additional cost.

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