Spanish School
(Individual Programs)

CEDEI offers various programs tailored to individuals with different needs and interests. Some focus on Spanish language immersion, others on volunteer community service, some on medical Spanish, and others on more intense internship experiences with local organizations. We do our best to create an individual program that suits your interests and specific needs. For more information about the different individual programs, please click on the links below.

One of the many attractions during the 'Fiestas de Cuenca'


Full Immersion Spanish Program (FISP):

One-on-one Spanish language instruction (20 hours per week)
Homestay with local family
Weekend guided excursions
Andean music, art, Ecuadorian cooking and Latin dance classes
2 week minimum, four week max

Spanish Immersion Volunteer Program (SIVP):

Volunteer in the community
One-on-one Spanish instruction
Latin dance classes
Homestay with local family

Spanish Tutorials:

One-on-One Spanish instruction
Recommended minimum 20 hours of classes
Option to have a homestay with a local family


30-40 hours per week interning with a local organization
4-8 academic credits
Minimum 7 weeks, advanced Spanish required

Medical Spanish in Ecuador:

5 Continuing Education Units (CEU)
40 hours of formal classroom study; 16 hours of lectures and visits to local health providers
2 weeks of homestay with a local health provider

Enjoying the Corpus Cristi festival in Cuenca