Traveling with your Spanish Class

Bring your Spanish classroom to life on the streets of Barcelona or in the rainforests of Costa Rica! Watch your students fall in love with the language as they take the skills they’ve learned in class and apply them in conversations with Spanish-speaking locals. Combine language immersion with cultural immersion—through flamenco lessons, craft workshops, or a bull ranch visit—and your students will become global citizens for life.

Inspire your students

Spend a Day with Local Students

Gain perspective on the similarities and differences between Costa Rican or Spanish schools and American schools, forging international friendships along the way.

Enjoy a Local Home Dinner

Experience Spanish hospitality and authentic cooking while conversing with native speakers, whether you’re in Barcelona, Madrid or Seville.

Learn to Dance

Whether it’s the flamenco, tango or salsa, you’ll learn both the steps and the cultural importance of these passionate dances.

Cook like the Spanish

Using local market ingredients, craft cultural favorites under the instruction of a professional.

Visit a Bull Ranch

Learn about the important cultural practice of bullfighting, and even witness a (harmless) demonstration firsthand.

Appreciate the Arts

Participate in creative hands-on activities from fan painting in Spain to jewelry making in Mexico and grasp the cultural, historical, and economic significance of such practices.

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We learned new words, expressions and phrases common to Spanish speakers. We were immersed in a full course of cultural heritage so deep and so rich that will stay with us forever! We appreciate, now more than ever, the culture of Spain and its history.”

Adrian M. Group Leader

Trips to Consider:

Language Immersion in Spain

9 Days | Overnights: Seville (4), Madrid (3)

Tour Summary

This 9-day tour takes you from Seville to Madrid with daily language lessons provided by your ACIS Tour Manager. Along the way, immerse yourself in the culture with flamenco lessons, fan painting, a service project, dinner with a family, an exchange with local students and more!

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Sámara Beach Spanish Language Study

8 Days | Overnights: Sámara Beach Homestay (7)

Tour Summary

Spend eight days practicing your Spanish with four hours of daily language study Monday through Friday at the Sámara Beach language school campus in beautiful Costa Rica. Students will also enjoy living with a family and participating in engaging and fun activities such as cooking and surfing lessons, playing soccer with local students and a zip-line tour.

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Spanish Vistas

10 Days | Overnights: Madrid (2), Granada (2), Seville (2), Barcelona (2)

Tour Summary

This classic ten-day tour takes you coast to coast and highlights Spain’s most popular cities. Experience the most Spain has to offer as you tour the Prado in Madrid, take flamenco lessons in Granada, make ceramic tiles in Seville, stroll Parc Guëll in Barcelona, and much more.

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Las Selvas de Costa Rica

8 Days | Overnights: San José (1), Monteverde (2), San Carlos (1), Sarapiquí (2), San José (1)

Tour Summary

This Costa Rican adventure has it all. Focus on Spanish language skills during a local school visit, expose students to the culture through a cooking lesson, participate in a reforestation service project and enjoy a canopy zip-line tour, all in eight days!

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Spanish on Location: New York

3 Days | Overnights: New York (2)

Tour Summary

Immerse your students in Spanish culture close to home with this 3-day trip to New York City. Highlights include viewing famous Spanish art pieces in the Met and receiving a salsa dance lesson after dinner in a Cuban restaurant.

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Free resources to inspire your next lesson plan

Cultural Resources for the Spanish Classroom

A comprehensive guide of free, online resources, from curated university libraries to embassy sites, that explore the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Plus, free ACIS lesson plans and blog posts.

2019-2020 Spanish Language Calendar

Travel abroad every month with our cultural calendar highlighting 12 Spanish-speaking destinations and noting important Spanish dates and holidays.

Perdido en Madrid Episode 1

In this first installment of a two-part video-based lesson plan, students will review common Spanish expressions, number and gender of nouns, and forms of ser and estar as they follow an American student lost in Madrid.

Perdido en Madrid Episode 2

In this second installment of a two-part video-based lesson plan, students will review common Spanish expressions, foods and flavors, and tener + que + infinitive as the American student’s adventure in Madrid continues.

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Virtual Tourism – Online Tour of Alhambra de Granada

Engage your students in Spanish culture and communication through six different Spanish lesson plans, based on New Bloom’s Taxonomy for World Language Instruction, with the backdrop of stunning Alhambra de Granada.

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Did You Know?

ACIS tours are independently deemed so educational that teachers can earn professional development units and students can earn college credit!

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ACIS offers 200+ customizable itineraries to destinations around the world. Let’s work together and change students’ lives.

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