offered Beginner to Advanced
time classes; allow extra time for homework
or shared living with other students
weeks (80 hrs) with housing, half-board from US$770
weeks (40 hrs) with housing, half-board from US$510
SamConnects works with private language institutes in Santiago and Vina
del Mar which provides intensive classes to students from around the
world. Over time, we have found that these institutes consistently provide
our volunteers with first-rate Spanish teaching, and an accommodating
social environment. We also arrange Spanish classes elsewhere in Chile
when this better fits a volunteer’s interests or schedule.
We recommend that students take language classes when they want to improve
their conversational and comprehension abilities, ideally to make the
most of a subsequent volunteer placement. The friendly, international
atmosphere at the schools also provide an excellent setting for your
first weeks in the country, and gives you the chance to visit these
great cities. You will quickly make friends and enjoy the social activities
and excursions offered by the schools. These intensive classes also
give you a jump-start into a meaningful volunteer experience after a
month or two of study.
We can also arrange a wide variety of other classes for you, including
art, jewelry-making, yoga, martial arts. These can create a part-time
schedule for you, leaving time to volunteer or simply explore.