Features of Amistad Institute


Year founded 2003
Type of school Spanish Immersion, Cultural Center, and Volunteer Organization
Maximum number of foreign students/week (summertime) 100
Number of permanent professors 4
Maximum number of students per class 6 / average group size 3- 4
Average age of students 24
Bilingual staff, program director yes
Percentage of students between 17-20 years-old 45%
Percentage of college students 60%
Percentage of students from USA 80%
Class duration four hours/day


Number of classrooms

Free use of e-mail yes
Fax service yes
Computer-based training n/a
Cafe/restaurant service on the premises Coffee is served free every break
Terrace with a mountain view

Amazing rural location with access to banks, commerce, internet cafes, discos, restaurants, an other yes

Host Family
Meals per day with homestay three, dinner, lunch, and breakfast
Maximum number of students assigned per family two
Private bedroom yes
Private bathroom no (sometimes)
Shared bedroom no (only after request)
Walking distance from school yes
Hot shower yes
Special preferences taken into account re: smoking, restricted diets, children, distance to school, etc. yes
Flexible arrival/departure dates yes
Host families - families with teens/children yes
Special accommodations for teens yes
Family change without surcharge if not satisfied
yes, but we never have that kind of situations

Spanish program/Related activities
Year round offerings of group classes yes
Private classes are offered yes
Combined group and private instruction yes
Special programs for middle school, high school and college groups yes 
Child care and baby care workshops yes
Executive option (super intensive) yes
Weekend classes n/a
Minimum / standard / maximum number of hours per day two hours per day / four hours per day / six hours per day
Special camp for children yes
Spanish for professional purposes yes, check the website
Study counselling service yes
Cultural activity program yes at no cost.
Academic credit available yes