Why should I choose Expanish over other Spanish schools in South America?
Expanish has taken on the challenge of creating the context for an enriching, unforgettable experience for students seeking to study Spanish in South America. Unique among Spanish schools, our programs are meant to offer students a high-quality language education in Argentina. Each day we attempt to make Expanish synonymous with the chance to live, breath, and truly experience the Spanish language. We are convinced that all students who choose to study with Expanish will leave Latin America with improved Spanish language skills, an understanding of Argentine culture and wonderful memories involving the language in and out of the classroom. In 2012 we were award the Star Spanish Language School award by Study Travel magazine, which lets us know that our standards and quality stand out from other schools around the world. We are also members of IALC, International Association of Language Centres, an independent language school association with a well-respected vetting process for its members. Expanish is the only IALC school in Argentina.
What documents do I need to enroll?
You will just need to fill out a Registration Form with your personal information and that’s it.
Am I too old for a language school? Too young?
Expanish has a mix of ages between 16 and up! We welcome students who are 16 years and older to study Spanish at Expanish Spanish School in our intensive group classes. We also receive children younger than 16 who are travelling with family members. Our students come from very different backgrounds in terms of age, nationality, profession, and interests. The diverse group of Expanish students contribute to the unique learning experience at our Spanish Language School. Students of all ages will meet plenty of fellow classmates with common interests and a shared passion for international travel.
How will I meet other people and make friends in my destination?
You will begin your stay in Barcelona or Buenos Aires with a program orientation where you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants. You will also be able to meet other students in your classes, during workshops and weekly activities, in your homestay or shared apartment, and through the local Expanish staff.
Is there someone I may speak with about your Spanish school?
Of course! You can contact an Admissions Advisor with any specific questions you may have about classes, housing, Barcelona or Buenos Aires using the information listed on the Contact Us page.
How many weeks should I study?
Any amount of time learning Spanish will be beneficial; however, it generally takes four to six weeks of full immersion courses (20 to 30 hours of classes per week, plus a homestay) to advance to the next language level.
May I receive university credit?
Expanish School in Buenos Aires has partnered with a local Argentine university to offer university credit for any of our courses. For every 10 hours of group classes the university offers 1 credit and we emit a transcript for the student at the end of their program. There is an additional administrative fee for this. If you are interested in university credit, you can found more information on our University Credit Program page, or contact our staff for more details.
What activities do you have?
Expanish hosts a variety of activities each week that are free or low-cost. We have a range of things to do from social activities such as a language exchange at a bar to cultural activities such as a guided tour to a museum.