CuencaHistorical City in the Andes Surrounded by Four Rivers

 
AGS offers a unique program to learn Spanish while traveling to many different places in Ecuador. Programs include the best activities and tours in each destination.

Participants will experience different destinations, highlands, coastal and Amazon regions. Our locations are Quito the capital city of Ecuador, the beautiful city of Cuenca or the Amazon Rainforest (you choose one of these), the picturesque beach town of Montañita and the beach city of Manta. Students spend one week in each location to experience different activities and varied adventure opportunities while continuing their studies with the same high-quality standards and academic follow-up.

Locations & Activities

  • Quito
  • The Amazon
  • Cuenca
  • Manta
  • Montañita

Quito, the oldest capital city of South America, offers a fantastic cultural agenda: its colonial area, the first in the world to hold the title of Worldwide Heritage Site by UNESCO, blended with a vibrant modern district, makes the city a unique setting nested in the Andes.
Visits and activities during this week include:
• Comprehensive city tour in Quito’s Old Town district to discover its superb architecture and colonial treasures
• Quito´s cable car (in case of bad weather, students will visit the Guayasamin museum)
• Middle of the World Monument
• Cotopaxi National Park Bike and hike tour /or/ Otavalo, handicraft market tour
• Salsa lessons (once per week)
• Cooking lessons (once per week)

The Amazon Rainforest is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivaled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status. Our participants are invited to discover it by sailing through its snakelike rivers, walking through the forest in middle of giant trees, be surprised by its rich flora and fauna, listen to the people and learning about their ancient culture.
Visits and activities during this week include:
• Artisanal chocolate demonstration
• Canoe tour in the Napo and Arajuno rivers
• Indigenous Kichwa family visit
• Hike in the primary forest
• Tubing in the Arajuno River
• Animal Rescue Center visit
• Optional activities for Saturday with an extra fee: Rafting day tour/or/ Rio Blanco Waterfalls (am) and butterfly farm (pm)

Cuenca, a World Heritage site of UNESCO since 1999, is a city with a fantastic colonial and modern architecture. Crossed by four rivers, Cuenca has a unique taste and sense of tranquility to enjoy a walk on the green river sides.
Visits and activities during this week include:
• City tour in Cuenca
• Pumapungo Ruins
• Cojitambo and Ingapirca ruins
• Salsa lessons (once per week)
• Cooking lessons (once per week)
• Baños Hot Springs (optional with an extra fee)

Manta, an important coastal city and harbor in the province of Manabí.  Famous for its beautiful beaches and a spectacular sea food gastronomy, there is much to enjoy.
Visits and activities during this week include:
• Montecristi, where the Panama Hats are made
• Paragliding in Crucita and visit a "Tagua" shop
• Salsa lessons (once per week)
• Cooking lessons (once per week)
• Visit the "Isla de la Plata" in Puerto López (wildlife similar to Galápagos Islands, snorkeling and whale watching (in season only).

Montañita, the best place in Ecuador to enjoy surfing, the beach, great sunsets and nightlife. There are also very good volunteer opportunities in both social and ecological projects. Montañita is located right on the Route of the Sun, a series of great beaches along the coast of Central Ecuador. Visitors from many different countries come to Montañita to experience the warmth of our tropical land, its music and friendly people.
The activities included are:
• Surfing lessons (Monday to Friday)
• Salsa lessons (once per week)
• Cooking lessons (once per week)
• Surfing trip on Saturday

Traveling classroom program prices and details

  • Traveling Classroom prices
  • Starting Dates and Duration
  • Course Information
  • Accommodations
  • What is included

Programs start every Monday, year round. Participants can decide in which city they would prefer to start, considering set dates. Check the Traveling classroom calendar below.

Spanish lessons are taught in small groups (2 to 6 per class) within 6 different ability levels from Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day.*
Tours and activities will be done through the week. Participants have the flexibility to choose the length of their package from 1 to 4 weeks with the possibility to extend their course with private or group lessons in their favorite location upon request.
To complement their program, students may apply for volunteer work positions (humanitarian or ecological programs).
*In case we don´t reach our minimum number of students per class in your ability group, your lessons will be replaced with 15 hours of private one-on-one lessons.
Academic hour length in Quito; Manta, Cuenca and Montañita: 50 – 55 minutes
Academic hour length in the Amazon Jungle: 45 minutes

In order to improve participants’ Spanish skills, students stay with a host family, with breakfast and dinner included (for Quito, Cuenca and Manta). In Montañita (meals are not included) and Amazon (all meals included) schools, students stay in our own accommodations in shared mini dorm cabañas.  
Starting Dates and Duration
Programs start every Monday, year round. Participants can decide in which city they would prefer to start, considering set dates. Check the Traveling classroom calendar.

• Spanish group instruction*
• Accommodation**
• All activities, tours and adventures mentioned in each location
• Public land transportation between cities or traveling locations,
• Flight Quito-Manta after jungle week (with option A).
• Learning materials
• AGS certificate of participation
• Free Wi-Fi (Quito, Cuenca and Manta).
• Free tourist advice and much more.
*    If you require private instruction, please contact us for prices and details.
** You can upgrade to private room in Montañita and/or Amazon location for US $80 per week.

AGS Promotions

  • Quito + Amazon School
  • Culture program
  • Student´s apartment
  • Galapagos tours
  • Amazon tours

Special discount price!

Special price program package

10% off  when you choose a 3-4 weeks combined program with Quito and the Amazon branch.

Now the Amazon school is at your reach!

Special discount price!

Culture program discount AGS

15% off for Spanish and Culture program in our Quito Spanish school. This promotion is available with private and group clases.

Discover the bets of our capital city!

Great accommodation price

Great price for students apartment AGS

US $12 per day, $84 per week. Student’s Apartment - Shared dorm (maximum 3 people), furnished with cooking facilities.

Best valued accommodation!

Up to 60% off

Galapagos discounted tours AGS

Special students discounts and last minute opportunities with Galapagos cruises. If you are thinking to go don´t miss the opportunity, we ensure the best deal.

We will make your Galapagos dreams come true!

Special prices for our students in GAIA Amazon Lodge!

Special price Amazon tours

Three days, two nights package $160. (regular price US $240)  Excursions, activities, accommodation and full board included. More days packages are available too.

Don´t miss the opportunity to visit the Amazon Rainforest!

Why Choose us?

  • • Five branch locations to move, discover and enjoy! +

    AGS offers a grand and flexible opportunity to move between our branch schools. With five fantastic locations to choose between, each student can construct his/her own program of both study and travel within Ecuador. Students have complete flexibility to change schools while maintaining their study program.
  • • Free Tutoring and conversational Club 4 learning - Quito School +

    Our Quito school gives you even more chances to improve your Spanish and fluency. With the guidance of a teacher, every Tuesday and Thursday you can interact with other students. Tutoring and group activities form the basis of the “Club for Learning.” The club creates real life situations for learning and practicing Spanish, such as games and visits to different locations. 
  • • Extracurricular and weekend activities +

    During the week you can participate in a variety of activities organized by the school such as salsa lessons, cooking lessons, Club 4 learning - Quito, visits to different sights and so much more. In the weekends we will offer you a wide range of trips and tour options that you can do by yourself with our advice or also you can arrange it with a partner tour operator.  We are always happy to assist you in designing and arranging your travel in Ecuador. Our goal is that you meet and enjoy with other students our Latin Ecuadorian culture and our beautiful country! 
  • • Professional and friendly schools +

    For AGS, it is important to have experienced professors with good teaching skills who can teach in a friendly and personal manner. Our objective to make every student feel like a member of our school family. A safe and friendly environment will help in learning Spanish and planning your visit to Ecuador.
  • • Volunteer opportunities +

    We are committed to volunteer options that have a positive impact on both the Ecuadorian people and their environment.  These opportunities will enrich your values and widen your experiences as well as gaining useful language learned in the workplace! 
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