Course Description: This course focuses on Spanish language proficiency and the cultures of Guatemala and Costa Rica. Participants will travel to Guatemala and take Spanish classes at Ixchel Spanish Schools. Afternoons/evenings and weekends will be spent learning about Guatemala’s culture through site tours, outdoor activities, visits to Guatemala’s capital, small towns, farms, a volcano, Atitlan Lake, and cooking and dance classes. Each student lives one week with a Spanish speaking family in San Juan del Obispo, a small town close to Antigua, Guatemala. The course will finish in San José, the capital of Costa Rica, where students will live with a Costa Rican family. Participants will take classes at FUSAI, in San José, Costa Rica, visit local museums, historical sites, and the cities of Cartago, Arenal, Baldi and Manuel Antonio. Primary locations are Antigua and San Juan del Obispo, Guatemala and San José, Costa Rica.