Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School - Language and Volunteer Programs
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Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School - Language and Volunteer Programs


Guatemala: Quetzaltenango, Xela


  • Spanish


  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Business
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Disaster Relief
  • Driving
  • Eco-tourism
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Microfinance
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Farming
  • Orphans
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Reforestation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Senior Citizens
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Translation
  • Tree Planting
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer Management
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Year(s) Offered

Throughout the year

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

25 hours of private one-on-one Spanish instruction per week, homestay with a Guatemalan family (all meals provided), activities in the afternoons and weekends (except for bus fare and food eaten out on these trips, which is very inexpensive). No additional cost for involvement in volunteer projects. Continuation in a volunteer project after studies will cost USD35/week for the homestay or student can secure their own housing and meals if they prefer.

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Salary & Compensation

Our volunteer positions are generally in very poor rural areas where it is not possible for the people to provide monetary compensation, although the personal satisfaction you receive will be great.

Language Skills Required

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience Required



Most of our volunteer positions require at least an intermediate level of Spanish so that the student can communicate effectively, although we have some positions that beginners can participate in also. Students with less than the necessary level can enter into a volunteer position after improving their Spanish at our school. Most positions also require a two week or one month minimum participation. Qualifications needed vary with the position medical background for the clinics, teaching experience for education projects, photography experience for photojournalism, etc. We don't have specific entrance requirements, but students are placed according to their abilities and interests and our assessment of where they will have a successful and beneficial experience.

Application Procedures

  • Written Application