Our Purpose

Expanish was founded with the express purpose of creating an understanding and greater awareness between cultures. Our schools work as an entryway to Spain and Latin America, where we are able to create connections and experiences for our students that expand their mind.

Our staff and professors are primarily locals and happy to share their experiences with our students, to transmit their culture as we learn about theirs in a unique exchange of ideas and customs. Through our position as a learning institution, we pride ourselves on teaching our students not just through classroom instruction, but also through experiential learning, activities and local living that become part of their daily lives.

Our Story

Founded in 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Agustín Vignale and Alejandro Rched, the common goal of these two Argentines was sharing their culture by offering high-caliber intercultural engagement opportunities in the Spanish speaking world. As Expanish Language School, our boutique, award-winning school quickly became a premier option for Spanish language programs abroad. 

The success was such that in 2017 Expanish expanded its services to Barcelona, Spain, certified by the Cervantes Institute, and in 2021 to Madrid, Spain. Since its founding, Expanish has continuously been a finalist in the Study Travel Awards, and has helped more than 15,000 students explore Spain and South America. We look forward to guiding many more on their journeys abroad!

What We Do

Fun and effective Spanish immersion and study abroad programs, accommodations up to the highest standards, modern facilities, international staff and students make Expanish Spanish School an award-winning language learning experience. We offer Spanish courses (in person and online), student housing, cultural classes, activities, junior programs, and educational group trips to travelers from around the globe.

Expanish has three amazing locations to begin or continue your Spanish studies: Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona. At Expanish, we believe that learning Spanish in a foreign country is the best and quickest way to grasp the language and reach fluency. It’s also an unforgettable chance to discover a new culture and make lifelong friends. Our study centers provide centrally located support services for students, with comfortable, sleekly designed lounge areas, friendly bilingual staff and free WiFi. Students learn via the communicative method, which provides key support for the real classroom: their new home city.

Giving Back

At Expanish we are proud to offer financial aid for our programs in the form of scholarships to increase participation of diverse and underrepresented students in language immersion programs and study abroad. Beyond these scholarships, we are also always happy to accept any financial aid independent of Expanish students may have, such as external scholarships, grants or loans, for any of our programs or courses.

Our Team

Our team is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are keen to share their cultures, experiences and local know-how with all of our students, and ensure they have an amazing stay with us.

Agustín Vignale

Agustín Vignale

Co-Founder & Director

Alba Paniagua

Teacher
Alejandro Rched

Alejandro Rched

Co-Founder & Director
Beatriz Cuello Carrasco

Beatriz Cuello Carrasco

Housing & Activities Coordinator
Carina Ciapponi

Carina Ciapponi

Finance & Administration Manager

Carla Maside Pujol

Teacher
Clara Miles

Clara Miles

Barcelona General Manager

Cristina Rubio

Teacher

Gisela Corbetta

Admissions Advisor

Flor Fustinoni

Institutional Relations Manager
Gabriel Aragona

Gabriel Aragona

Academic Director

João Paulo Campos

Area Manager - Brazil
Milva Santa Cruz

Milva Santa Cruz

Admissions Advisor
Murphy Scott

Murphy Scott

Commercial Manager

Pablo Di Luozzo

Teacher
Paula Cerdeira

Paula Cerderia

Academic Director
Alex Palau

Alex Palau

Teacher
Antonia Iorio

Antonia Iorio

Teacher
Eva María Galeote

Eva María Galeote

Teacher

Analía Imparato

Teacher

Ángel Campayo

Teacher
Noelia Casas

Noelia Casas

Teacher

María Musuy Martinez

Teacher
Rosana Alessandro

Rosana Alessandro

Teacher

Pablo Landriel

Teacher
Sonia Herskovits

Sonia Herskovits

Teacher