There has never been a more important time to learn a language. “Foreign language study not only shows commitment to a challenging curriculum in high school, but prepares students for a world and for career paths that increasingly demand a working knowledge of other languages and cultures,” says Jeffrey Brenzel, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale.
One of the best ways to improve your Spanish skills is with an immersive introduction to a Spanish-speaking country and culture. Wilderness Ventures provides structured, safe immersion experiences that give students the chance to try-out a new language or expand their existing language skills in a supportive environment.
“Each of our trips in Latin America begins with a fun day of language and cultural learning.” says Wilderness Ventures international coordinator Caity Murphy, “This inspiring introduction empowers new Spanish learners with the basic fundamentals of the language and gives those who have existing Spanish language knowledge a footing into the idiosyncrasies of local speech.”
The structured, supportive learning environment of our small groups assures that all of our students get the maximum benefit from our time immersed in the local communities and international cultures that we adventure through on all of our trips that visit a Spanish-speaking country. Whether WV students travel to the Peruvian Andes, the Costa Brava of Southern Spain, the Galapagos Islands or Costa Rica’s Sevegre Valley, they’re assured an attentive experience where they’ll be able to grow as Spanish speakers and, of course, as young leaders.