Spanish course and Volunteering in Bolivia

Travel in Bolivia for a life-changing experience !

Learn Spanish in Bolivia and join one of the existing volunteer programs.

Before being colonised by the Spanish, Bolivia used to belong to the Incas.


The national motto of Bolivia is: Unity is Strength.


Seize the opportunity to learn a foreign language while helping the local population.


Do not hesitate anymore, sign up now and fly away for Sucre in Bolivia! 

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Language courses and voluteering in Bolivia

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The teachers in Bolivia:

All teachers are trained in teaching Spanish to foreigners and were chosen for their experience and qualifications in this field. They are trained regularly to be up to date with new teaching techniques. Listening, enthusiasm, sympathy, patience and above all a passion for teaching are just a few of their qualities.

The spanish courses in Bolivia:

All books and teaching materials are provided by the school. The courses are based on books published by the school or grammar and vocabulary books which are used in universities around the world. 

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In the school library, you will find a large selection of books, newspapers, audio-visual materials, magazines etc.

You can choose between 3 options:

  • Standard course: 20 hours of group lessons per week
  • Super intensive courses: 20 hours of group lessons + 10 hours of private lessons
  • Private lessons: 20 hours of lessons per week

Each class lasts for 60 minutes, and classes are limited to a maximum of 4 participants. The school offers nine different levels, from absolute beginner to advanced.

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Activities and excursions in Bolivia:

The school organizes outings in and around Sucre and 2-3 times a week. For some trips you will be charged for transport, entrance tickets to museums or dance classes etc. Excursions outside the city cost around $ 10-15 and include transportation, meals and a guide. The activities organized at school are for example talks, tourist information, festivities, cooking classes, board games, or Spanish films.

The humanitarian volunteer programme in Bolivia !

Learn Spanish and volunteer in Bolivia GlobalongYou can learn Spanish and discover little known Bolivia by combining language study with a period of social volunteering. You will live amongst the people, experience the culture and you will practice the Spanish language while giving your time to a worthwhile project.
As a volunteer, you must be mature, enthusiastic and demonstrate independence and initiative. You must be able to organize your time and improvise, even though the local coordinator will be with you before and during your mission. During the language course, you will receive information and be prepared for your mission, and the local coordinator will explain in detail about the programme.
Learn Spanish and volunteer in Bolivia GlobalongHe will be there to ensure that volunteering is a rewarding experience for you and for the institution that receives you. In general missions are available all year, apart from teaching assignments, which are not available on public holidays and during school holidays.

Our humanitarian programmes are international, and host participants from around the world. By participating in the volunteer programme, you will be able to practice Spanish in everyday life situations expand your vocabulary, but also gain experience while participating in the development of a country which has its difficulties, but extends an extraordinary welcome.

We ask all of our volunteers to be respectful and understanding for the duration of their mission. If you choose to participate in the volunteer programme in Bolivia, you will receive a complete guide to the country, the mission, good advice and information before leaving.

Useful information for your volunteer programme

Accomodation in Bolivia:

Learn Spanish and volunteer in Bolivia GlobalongDuring the language course, you will stay with a Bolivian host family. The families are part of the Bolivian middle class.

Please be aware that living standards in Bolivia are much lower than that in European countries. You will stay in a single room, unless you sign up as a couple. You will share a bathroom with other family members.

All families live a maximum of 30 minutes walk from the school, but the majority live within 10 minutes.

Included in Bolivia's programme:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :

  • Learn Spanish and volunteer in Bolivia GlobalongLaundry (once a week)
  • Sheets, pillow, blanket
  • Running water
  • Hot water
  • Toilet paper

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation with a host family
  • Half board for the duration of your stay (breakfast and lunch)
  • Oral and written test upon your arrival 
  • Spanish course
  • Tests each week to see your progress
  • Globalong volunteering in BoliviaBooks and help for your homework
  • Customization of your programme
  • Some of the activities proposed by the school
  • Access to the school facilities
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance confirming your language level
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees

Not included in Bolivia's programme:

  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from Bolivia
  • Flights from Sucre to La Paz after your language course (around $100)
  • Globalong volunteering abroad Dinner (between 3 et 6 $ for a regular meal and 10$ for a good restaurant)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay

Bank holidays (school will be closed) in 2018 in Bolivia:

  • 1st January 2018: New Year Day
  • 22th January 2018: Plurinational State Foundation Day
  • globalong volunteering abroad - Bolivia27th et 28th February 2018: Carnival
  • 14th April 2018: Good Friday
  • 1st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 25th May 2018: "Primer Grito Libertario"
  • 15th June 2018: Corpus Christi
  • 21th June 2018: Andean New Year
  • 06th August 2018: Independence Day
  • 02th November 2018: All Souls Day
  • 25th December 2018: Christmas Day
  • From 25th December till beginning of January

Climate in Bolivia:

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