Quite simply, living with a host family and participating in their daily activities is the best way to immerse yourself in a different culture. Add in speaking in a foreign language and you've got an educational experience that can't be beat!
ACIS offers 7 programs in 6 different Latin America countries that combine a week-long homestay with Spanish classes at an accredited language school.
Each trip includes:
*Most excursions and highlights are pre selected for the group.
|Program Location||Class Size and Duration||Tour Length|
|Santiago, Chile||6 students, 4 hours per day||9 days|
|Samara Beach, Costa Rica||6 students, 4 hours per day||8 days|
|Santa Ana, Costa Rica||4 students, 4 hours per day||8 days|
|Quito, Ecuador||1-on-1, 4 hours per day||8 days|
|Antigua, Guatemala||1-on-1, 6 hours per day||8 days|
|San Miguel de Allende||6 students, 4 hours per day||8 days|
|Cuzco, Peru||1-on-1, 4 hours per day||10 days|
Soak in the Spanish sun and language on our 12-day Salamanca Homestay tour. After arriving in Madrid and discovering many of the city's attractions, including masterpieces in the Prado, continue west to Salamanca and move in with a host family. While in Salamanca you will participate in five daily language classes at the University of Salamanca or Colegio de España, depending on the age of the students. This program combines the structured learning of a language school with enough time to explore two of Spain's most fascinating cities.
¡Bienvenidos a España! when you arrive in Madrid on this 10-day Homestay in Spain tour. Immerse yourself in Madrid's rich cultural heritage before traveling to Granada where you'll unlock the secrets of Granada's myriad cultural influences, unique monuments, streets and neighborhoods. Your journey ends in sunny Costa del Sol.
From Paris to the Cote d'Azur, discover the sights of France on this 9-day Homestay in France tour. Begin your journey in the City of Light before taking the TGV train to Grenoble where you'll meet your homestay family. Practice your French, indulge in the local cuisine and enjoy an excursion to St. Pierre de Chartreuse, a historic ski resort and village. Your tour ends in Cote d'Azur with warm temperatures and stunning views.
Life in China
On this 10-day tour, students will immerse themselves in the Chinese culture and tour the fascinating cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing. While in Hangzhou, students will stay with a local host family and participate in language study and cultural exchange at a local school. Then, in Beijing, students will volunteer at the Guang Ai School, a haven for orphaned and homeless children.
Chinese Language Exploration
Spend 15 days exploring and discovering China, it's culture, people and language. This tour includes 7 days of Chinese language study at the renowned School of International Cultural Exchange in Beijing. In addition, students will travel to Xi'an and Shanghai and participate in such activities as a meal with a local family, walking the Great Wall and touring the Terra Cotta Warriors.
Want to lead your students on a language study or homestay tour, but don't see the destination you desire? No problem! Contact your ACIS Tour Consultant and start customizing the tour of your dreams. We will do our very best to find a language study program in the country of your interest.