Language Tours

a group of students from montgomery county, pa on a language immersion tour”Language immersion programs are recommended for those at a level of intermediate Spanish or above. However, more novice levels can attend in certain circumstances.

Most agree that the best way to learn a world language is by immersion in the local culture. It can be even more meaningful when it involves a homestay and a way to better understand the local culture in the process. On this 8-day trip, you will learn Spanish from our language instructors and your accommodations will be a homestay – where you will need Spanish to be able to communicate.

The homestay means communicating with your host family is not just rewarding but is ideal for skills development. Whether you want to talk about your day or ask what is for dinner, you will be able to use your Spanish. If you want to learn about Dominican cooking, you can volunteer to help with meal preparation and challenge your Spanish skills while in the kitchen.

While the skills development during the homestay is valuable, the true excitement is that a homestay is so much more. It provides a chance in which you can see Dominican culture in a small neighborhood. Have you ever wanted to be a central part of a day in the life – or a week in the life – of a culture other than your own? You will certainly learn things to appreciate, and there may even be ways in which you adopt habits, rituals, or attitudes in a way that changes your world for the better.

At the same time, your exposure to real Dominican culture will extend to visiting schools and other community organizations. There you will use your skills to learn about the school and share an intercultural exchange. Whether you are a high school AP class from Burlington County, NJ, a college group from Chester County, PA, or you are teaching yourself at home in Montgomery County, our Language Tours are an excellent way to accelerate your Spanish-speaking skills.

Our programs focus on immersing ourselves in Dominican culture and homes so that we can be placed in an environment in which we maximize our exposure and opportunities to use Spanish. While a classroom in Bucks County or an app in Warren County can get you far, there is little quite like the experience of learning in a country.

While our trip is for service, we also find time for play. We will have a one-day excursion that can feature beaches, white water rafting, horseback riding, and more. The beaches are far different than what you will find in NJ or anywhere in the United States. One group from Montgomery County, PA ended their trip with time on the beach – and happened to be the best birthday one of our students ever had.

Our Language Tours include:

  • Airfare (rates are currently reasonable if home is in Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County, Warren County, Union County, Essex County, Burlington County, or surrounding areas).
  • Meals
  • Homestays with Dominican families for cultural immersion
  • Spanish lessons
  • Group programs
  • Group transportation within the Dominican Republic with a dedicated driver and bus
  • Full-time, local Field Director

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While enjoying your time learning to speak Spanish, also know that you are having a sustainable impact on the communities we visit. The money paid from Essex County, Union County, and elsewhere lets us leave a sustainable impact on the community we serve. Our trip creates jobs, and we pay Fair Trade wages. We stay in locally-owned hotels or homes and eat at locally-owned restaurants, so the money that we spend in the community stays in the community.

In addition to Language Tours, we offer a significant number of programs related to service learning. These trips allow volunteering in a local school or non-profit organization. People can sign-up for our group tours with their school, college, place of worship or other organization – or women can sign-up for our Women’s Weekend. If you want to learn more about service learning opportunities, please visit our page for these programs.

If traveling from Chester County, Burlington County, Bucks County, Essex County, Union County, Warren County, Montgomery County, or other locations in PA, NJ, and beyond, there are currently excellent rates on airfare for trips.

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