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    ECELA – Spanish Immersion Gap Year

    ECELA – Spanish Immersion Gap Year


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destinations: Argentina, Chile, Peru
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter
    • Start Month: August, September
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other, Student Apartment
    • Application Fee: $75
    • Financial Aid: Other
    • Minimum Cost: < $1,000
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    Gap "Year" (actually 4 months) 3-country Spanish immersion program.  

    Accepted students earn 15 credits (five college courses) of Spanish while living in Argentina, Chile, and Peru.


     For graduating high school seniors who want to get fluent in Spanish, gain volunteer experience, and experience living in 3 South American countries...

    Earn credit for 5 college Spanish classes, gain volunteer exerience, live in THREE different South American countries (and still be home in time for the Holidays)

    Program overview:

    • Four months in Argentina, Chile, and Peru participating in a Spanish immersion course plus volunteering
    • Live with host families to truly live like a local and develop Latino cultural empathy
    • Get much closer to Spanish fluency.  Credit-wise, the program is five college courses, but you should expect to advance much more
    • Build the self-confidence that comes with successfully getting by in a foreign country in a foreign language
    • Choose from several volunteer options to gain experience that lets you stand out on future applications
    • Study in mini-group classes (4-8 students) for lots of participation so you become conversationally proficient, not just "good on paper"