Language and travel programs
At Yalea Languages, we are passionate about learning languages and travelling and we know that many of our students will want to combine their studies with exploring more of the country or region they are visiting. As a result, we offer a variety of programs that enable you to combine these passions. These include ‘Travelling Classroom’ courses, which are set packages formed of language lessons, activities and accommodation in more than one destination, and travel programs that include multi-day excursions to key places of interest within the country or region.
If you can't find the languages and travel combination you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact us. You could also consider designing your own travel program by spreading your studies across more than one school. You can find more information about this option on our multi-destination language courses page.
Peru: Mountains, rainforest and the iconic Machu Picchu
Explore Peru and discover amazing landscapes, fascinating Incan ruins, unique traditional villages and delicious cuisine. With our partner school Amauta you can spread your language course over more than one Peruvian destination or combine your lessons with trekking to Machu Picchu. Amauta have three schools in Peru: Amauta Cusco in the historical city of Cusco, Amauta Tambopata in the Peruvian rainforest and Amauta Sacred Valley in a village in the heart of the ancient Incan empire. Their 'Travelling Classroom' program combines studying at the Cusco school with one of the other two destinations. Alternatively, at their Cusco school you can select one of the courses that includes taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. It couldn't be easier to combine your Spanish lessons with a once in a lifetime trip to Peru!
Amauta's Travelling Classroom program
This four week program is comprised of three weeks at Amauta's Cusco school and one week at either the Sacred Valley or Tambopata school. The course price includes:
20 standard group Spanish lessons per week
Accommodation (student residence in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, and cabins in Tamopata)
Two meals a day in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, three meals a day in Tambopata
Sacred Valley program: travel between Cusco and the Sacred Valley
Tambopata program: travel between Puerto Maldonado airport and Tambopata (the flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado is not included)
Trek to Machu Picchu with Amauta
Amauta Cusco offers two two-week courses that combine Spanish lessons with trekking to Machu Picchu. You can choose between the 'Small Group Course 20 + Machu Picchu' or the 'Small Group Course 10 + Spiritulaity + Machu Picchu'. Both programs include:
One week of standard group Spanish lessons at Amauta Cusco (20 lessons for the standard option, 10 lessons for the spirituality option)
Taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with a guide
Accommodation, meals and camping equipment for the trekking week
Transport from Cusco to the trek's starting point
The spirituality option also includes excursions and activities such as a purification bath, meditations and a coca leaf reading
Book your 'Travelling Classroom' or Machu Picchu trekking program at one of Amauta's schools below:
Bolivia: Salt flats, indigenous culture and villages high in the mountains
Travel to Bolivia and discover this country’s incredible altiplanic landscapes and fascinating indigenous culture. Academia Latinoamericana, our partner school in Sucre, offers a special program that enables you to see some of this country's highlights while improving your Spanish and learning more about everyday life in Bolivia. The course starts in the UNESCO world heritage city of Sucre, Bolivia's capital and known as the ‘white city’ because of its ivory-coloured Colonial buildings. Here students will take Spanish lessons, undertake volunteer work and visit local places of interest including the fairy-tale-like Glorieta Castle, the Tarabuco markets, Cretaceous Park and the traditional town of Potolo. The program ends with two longer excursions, the first to the city of Potosí, famous for its silver mines, and the second to the incredible Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. At the end of the trip students will be taken to La Paz so that they can continue their own Bolivian adventure from there, or easily return home, as they wish.
Academia Latinoamericana's travel program
This three-week course is based at Academia Latinoamericana's school in Sucre. The course price includes:
20 standard group Spanish lessons during the first week
Up to 8 hours a day of volunteering during the second week
Trips to Glorieta Castle, Tarabuco, Cretaceous Park and Potolo
Multi-day excursion to Potosí and Salar de Uyuni
All transportation, including travel to La Paz at the end of the course
Accommodation (combination of host family, residence and hotels)
Some meals (two a day when with a host family and three a day during excursions - the residence stay is self catering)
Book your Bolivia travel program at Academia Latinoamericana:
Academia Latinoamericana Sucre
Ecuador: Biodiversity, Incan cities and hippie beach towns
Head to Ecuador and go surfing on sandy beaches, admire impressive Colonial architecture and learn more about this country’s huge array of plants and animals. Our partner school Academia Surpacifico in Manta offers a 'Travelling Classroom' program that enables you to study Spanish in four different schools across Ecuador, spending one week in each. Students begin in Quito, a former Incan capital high in the Andean mountains, and can then choose to head to the Amazonian rainforest or the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca. The remainder of the program is spent in the lively harbour of Manta and the fun-loving beach town of Montañita. This is the perfect program for students looking to explore this beautiful country while studying Spanish and learning more about Ecuadorian culture.
You can find further information about this course on the Travelling Classroom page.
Academia Surpacifico's Travelling Classroom program
This four-week course combines one week of Spanish lessons in four different destinations. All students study in Quito, Manta and Montañita, but can choose between the Amazon or Cuenca for their second week. The course price includes:
20 standard group Spanish lessons per week
Activities and excursions such as visits to national parks, surfing, museum trips, salsa lessons and snorkelling
Travel between the four schools
Accommodation (combination of host family and cabins)
Some meals (two meals a day in Quito, Cuenca and Manta, and four meals a day in the Amazon - the Montañita week does not include any food)
Book your 'Travelling Classoom' program at one of the schools below:
Italy: Roman architecture, delicious cuisine and timeless elegance
Live the Italian dream by exploring the country known for its fine wine, great fashion and fascinating history while studying Italian. Our partner schools Dilit International House, based in Rome, and Accademia Italiana, based in Salerno, both offer 'Travelling Classroom' programs that spread your Italian lessons across two different destinations. With Dilit International House, you start off in the iconic Italian capital before heading to Orbetello, a laid-back Tuscan town surrounded by a beautiful lagoon. Alternatively, you can split your Italian course between two picturesque, traditional Italian towns with Accademia Italiana. This program includes two weeks in Salerno on the emerald-green Amalfi Coast and two weeks in the medieval hillside town of Todi. Both programs will give you a unique insight into Italian culture while you improve your language skills in two incredible Italian destinations.
Dilit International House's Travelling Classroom program
This two or four week program is split between Rome and Orbetello in Tuscany. The course price includes:
20 standard group Italian lessons per week
Accommodation (either with a host family or in a shared apartment)
Train ticket from Rome to Orbetello
Accademia Italiana's Travelling Classroom program
This four-week program is split between Salerno in Campania and Todi in Umbria. The course price includes:
20 standard group Italian lessons per week
Accommodation with a host family
Please note that transport between Salerno and Todi is not included.
Book your 'Travelling Classroom' program at one of the schools below:
Canada: Breathtaking natural landscapes and a fascinating animal world
Learn English and live unforgettable experiences in the natural paradise of Canada’s west coast with our partner school English Experiences. Starting from Vancouver, this course offers a unique experience to learn and practice English outside of a typical classroom, travelling with your classmates and teacher. You will have many opportunities to practice, spending your time hiking, witnessing the beautiful mountainous landscape, wild animals and waterfalls. The journey starts in Vancouver where the group meets. The first stop is a cabin in the woods in the mountainous Whistler surrounds. From here you will head on hiking excursions to explore the region. Here you will also spend some time camping, before heading to Sonora Island where you can enjoy a number of activities on land and water. The journey finishes in Vancouver after ten days.
English Experiences “Study and Travel Package”
This ten day program travelling to Vancouver, Whistler and surrounds and Sonora Island includes:
100 English lessons during the 10 days including: group lessons, private lessons and conversation
Airport transfer and transportation throughout
Daily activities program
Accommodation and three meals daily
Reserve your Travelling Classroom program with our partner school here: