Linguistic Horizons Programs
Intern abroad with Linguistic Horizons in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located between Cusco & Machu Picchu! This program is ideal for people who want to go off the...
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture over the summer! Through this program, we offer Spanish courses for academic credit at all levels (beginner through...
Intern for 5 or 10 weeks in beautiful northern Spain! This program is perfect for students who have at a conversational or above level of Spanish. Earn up to 12 semester
Linguistic Horizons Reviews
Amazing opportunity to learn about nutrition and natural medicine in the Sacred Valley of Peru!
Submitted by Claire Sorrels - Texas Christian University | November 15, 2017
My experience learning about nutrition and natural medicine in Peru was truly amazing. Through this program I had the opportunity to learn about aspects of natural medicine and holistic nutrition which I have never had the opportunity to learn in school. It was so awesome to get to experience the health culture of this country and learn about all of the amazing Peruvian super foods and herbs used! I have already benefited so much from the information I learned about essential oils, body work, natural and herbal medicine, tradition Peruvian cooking and super foods, and overall holistic health - and it has sparked a desire within me to continue to learn more about these topics! I also loved all of the opportunities we had to hike and enjoy the outdoors - which were many! Every day was filled with fun workshops, delicious food, and outdoor adventures :) Peru is such a beautiful and health conscious place, and I hope to go back again! I could not recommend this program enough!
Program: Nutrition & Natural Medicine in Peru
A life changing experience!
Submitted by Maile - California State University Long Beach | November 03, 2017
To begin, the founder and director of the program, Nicole Berry is absolutely excellent! She is always available to contact through email or phone about any questions or concerns you might have, as well as providing a pre- departure orientation so that you are able to speak to others attending the program, and to prepare you for what can be expected as far as what to bring, what you can expect, as well what is expected of you.
As for the program, my focus is in education so I was placed with an organization called Semillas de Jesus. This organization served as a dormitory for indigenous children who were living outside of the main town of Urubama but studied there during the week. The kids would arrive on Monday mornings, live in the dormitories during the week to attend school, then return to their respective outlying towns on Fridays. This was an amazing placement and experience for me because not only did I get to interact with the kids in both Spanish and English, I was able to do community visits with the organizers of the organization to visit the homes and families of the children I was teaching. I was able to create close relationships with the children and it was extremely difficult to leave. It was not only an educational experience but an opportunity for personal growth as well. It was an amazing experience and I am very thankful that I was chosen to participate.
Abroad in Urubamba
Submitted by James - Kansas State University | August 13, 2017
Nicole Berry is an amazing leader of this program. She cares very deeply about the safety and welfare of all the participants. All the hikes to ruins and surrounding areas were experiences to cherish for a lifetime.
There was pressure from Nicole and her local coordinator, Max, to practice speaking Spanish. However, towards the last few weeks, we spoke little to no Spanish at the house.
Linguistic Horizons responded to this review August 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Thank you for your comment, James! We loved having you here.
As for the lack of Spanish in the last couple of weeks at home, this was mainly because we were running our Nutrition
A summer in Spain
Submitted by Bret - Fort Lewis College | August 09, 2017
I knew I wanted to do some sort of trip abroad the summer of 2017 and I heard from a friend that I should check out Linguistic Horizons. I did and am so glad that decided to chose the program! I was not only working at an internship at an environmental consulting company specialized in water tests as a chemist, but also I was taking Spanish classes at the same time. This both of these helped improve my work in my field and my knowledge of the language exponentially. I have never been in any program in my life so well put together, it was organized better than anything I could have imagined, and the program leader Nicole answers questions faster than ever and more helpful than I can. This is a trustworthy and honest program that is truly meant to better your language skills as well as your skills in your field of choice.
Linguistic Horizons responded to this review August 10, 2017 at 2:46 PM
Thank you for your review, Bret! We loved having you in Spain :)
True cultural immersion
Submitted by Karina - College of the Canyons | April 07, 2017
I'd like to start this off by saying I have had a lot of friends travel to Perú on their own and that is what sparked my interest initially. Most of them stayed in larger cities such as Cuzco and Lima in hostels or hotels and it was simply not the full experience. If you come visit on your own it is almost as if you are getting the "diet" version of this country. There difference between our experiences is just huge! I can honestly say that my experience was very genuine and authentic as it possibly could be for someone that speaks intermediate Spanish. Nicole and her counterpart, Max, know the quiet town very well and Max runs his travel business locally. They know where all of the best markets are, safest places to eat, and truly allow you to get to know your way around. If there is something you are interested in that is not on the itinerary for your trip, Nicole will go above and beyond to squeeze it in. My favorite part of this internship was not only the people that I met through Nicole and Max's contacts, but the flexibility that they offered me. They will tailor the experience to your interest and benefit, and that made the trip valuable to me. I came to Urubamba to learn more about natural medicine and I do not have a background in Bio or Nutrition. It sparked a new passion for me in leading a more natural life and appreciating the Earth. Nothing short of life changing. There are many travel and internship companies for students like us to choose from but Linguistic Horizons blows all others out of the water, including the programs offered through my school. If you're a student on a budget I would highly recommend this program and I would do it over again myself in a heartbeat. Thank you Linguistic Horizons!
Linguistic Horizons responded to this review April 07, 2017 at 1:32 PM
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Karina! I'm so happy to read your kind words :) Please come visit us again soon!