Instituto Hemingway Programs
Our Paid Jobs program guarantees a placement in a top restaurant/hotel in Spain. Accommodation, meals and pocket money are covered. You will earn enough to cover basic expenses. PRICE:...
Live outside Spain and but still want to study with us? Skype lessons are the answer! Learn Spanish from the comfort of your own home or office...and at a time that suits...
Our Spanish courses for children are specially designed for children aged 7 to 12 years who wish to do a language trip to Spain with their parents or a parent. The objective...
Fun, motivating and inspiring trips and study tours for those students looking to learn about Spanish life and put their Spanish skills into action. Our school trips and
No matter how long you have been learning Spanish, we will help you to acquire this international language quickly and easily. Our experienced teachers are here to answer...
The Spanish crash Total Immersion Program in Bilbao is ideal for students who have limited time, want to fully commit to learning Spanish, and whose objective is rapid progression....
Instituto Hemingway Reviews
Spanish course in Northern Spain
Submitted by Anthnoy - Ontario Canada | February 18, 2018
I've been attending Instituto Hemingway for about one month on and off. It's been great to say the least. The classes are fun and engaging, the teacher I have is very energetic, and really puts you in a position to learn. I also think it's what you do outside of the classroom as well. The classes are fairly small, which is great for bonding with other students who are at the same level as you are. All of the staff is extremely welcoming and helpful.
If you cancel a class 24 hours prior (for whatever reason), you won't lose the class.
It's been great for me, a very good price, and I would encourage others to attend this school to help you on your journey to learn Spanish
The apartment was great, it has everything we needed and more. We were 4 adults and the apartment was a comfortable size for us, the outside space was a lovely addition. Really good location, walking distance to all 'must see's' and lots of nice restaurants walking distance also. Jose was very helpful and was very quick to respond to messages, Alfredo who checked us in and out was also very friendly and helpful!
Would definitely recommend. :)
Program: Study Spanish in Bilbao, Spain
Hospitality management in Spain
Submitted by Dena West - Ottawa Canada | February 04, 2018
I learned a lot about Spanish culture and food. I also got to travel to places I have always wanted to visit and have studied in the past. This was a great company, family feeling. This was a fun position to work as you meet new people every day from all over the world. Property was in great shape, management needed to make changes and did so to better serve guests. Great experience. property was restructuring the management levels which caused a little stress among staff but it was needed
Culinary arts program in Basque country
Submitted by John Francis Peterson III - Phoenix University | February 04, 2018
I contacted Instituto Hemingway to help me find internship in Spain. Jose the Director was really quick, they contacted me in two days and they offered me five months internship in Bilbao. I accepted this offer and now after four months I am really happy with my internship, and I don't want to go back home anymore! Bilbao is beautiful city all year round, authentic, not disrupted by massive tourism. Really friendly customer service, they also have helped me with all my questions (travelling, accommodation etc.)
Program: Culinary Arts: Internships in Spain
Total Immersion and real learning
Submitted by Alexandru Burguella - Kishinev Medical University | September 13, 2017
My experience at the Instituto Hemingway was great. Instituto Hemingway provided all of the necessary resources for us The School is very close to the city centre and the shared apartment they offered me was just 5 minutes far on foot from School in a nice medium-class area with all facilities. The lessons were held by professional teachers who were also helpful but fun. It was nice to be able to practice Spanish in a safe environment, where I was not embarrassed to make mistakes. All of my professors always spoke Spanish. Great atmosphere and fun classes! Classes were small and all the teachers had a good level of English which I found ideal for explaining when I was stuck.
Every day the School offered extra curricular activities (e.g salsa lessons, wine tasting courses, tapas tours..) It was easy to make friends with people from all over the world and learn Spanish at the same time.
They were also sensitive to the fact that we wanted to learn outside the classroom as well. They did a great job of integrating us into the local culture as much as possible. They always told us about festivals or holidays or things "we couldn't miss". They wanted us to feel part of the culture. Bilbao felt very safe. Although I took safety precautions, I never felt unsafe in the city. It was real Spain!! A great city undiscovered by massive tourism. Price wise. Highly recommended.
Best inmersion experience I have ever had! Thank you Guada and Eli! Sois las mejores profes!
Program: Study Spanish in Bilbao, Spain
Spanish 'gap year'
Submitted by Stella Brown - University of Denver | August 15, 2017
I had an alright experience with Instituto Hemmingway. I was supposed to be with them for a total of 3 months but ended up only staying for 6 weeks. This was due to the utter incompetence of the administration, very bad living situations and weak academics. It felt like the administration was constantly trying to get every last cent out of students and wouldn't listen to their complains in a reasonable matter, to me it seemed like the Institute was having financial troubles and was not being kind or helpful to their students in return.
As for the living situation... I started out living with a host mom but after 3 weeks of constant carpenters entering the house all through the night, (I am an 18 year old girl and it didn't feel great to have 25 year old men at the house at 1am) not being able to enter the kitchen, and feeling like my host mom was taking advantage of my stay and was only hosting me for the money, I had to move out. I then moved into an apartment in the red light district of Bilbo (The only area the institute offers housing in) with 3 other roommates. While we all had tons of fun together the apartment was FAR from nice. The kitchen was covered in grease and mold, the dishwasher and shower barley worked and some of the rooms had multiple beds in them so the administration could just squeeze more people in. Also it was above a bar so sleeping was a bit of a challenge!
Aside from the bad livening situations the academics were not great. I had signed up for the cooking immersion but was never offered an internship and only given cooking classes with a women who was far my senior (I had been told the program would be all students 18-24 and this women along with many others were way into their 30s and above). Even with this aside the Spanish portion of the classes is far from intensive or instructive. Each lesson is given VERY out of order and all from a textbook that was incredibly hard to follow and use on your own. In addition the class itself NEVER started on time and you had a 30min break each day, however all of these unused times still got factored into the 20 hours of 'intensive Spanish lessons' yet with all the breaks it ended up being more like 16 hours a week.
All and all Instituto Hemmingway is not a program I would recommend, especially for a young person. There are a wealth of Spanish language programs and Instituto Hemmingway just is far from the best out there.
Program: Study Spanish in Bilbao, Spain