ECELA Spanish Schools Introduces 7 Study Abroad Programs for Under
ECELA Spanish Schools is now offering seven study abroad programs at extremely affordable
rates. The courses include Spanish immersion plus a special topic such as medical shadowing or
Santiago, Chile (PRWEB ) June 16, 2010 -- ECELA Spanish Schools announced that it has introduced seven
affordable programs that allow students to study Spanish abroad for less than $2000. This price tag is a sharp
contrast to that of other courses, which typically charge $5000 or more. One of ECELA’s goals is to resist the
trend of soaring educational costs. The organization seeks to make it possible for those on a limited budget to
study in Argentina, Chile or Peru.
For this new rate, a Spanish Language course is offered that runs a length of four weeks and is comparable to that
of a college semester. The studies are in a mini-group of just 4-7 students. Students also receive housing and the
ability to study an additional special topic during their time abroad.
There are seven programs to choose from, and each one is targeted to students with varying interests, combining
a Spanish immersion course with a special topic. For example, there are programs designed for pre-med or
nursing students who want to experience medical shadowing in a Peruvian hospital. There are also sessions
geared for those who might want to learn the tango in Buenos Aires due to their interests in the performing arts.
Another special focus offered by ECELA is wildlife preservation in Argentina, with a goal of saving the
Argentine Condor. Activities like surfing in Lima or snowboarding in Santiago are also possible as fitness
Students can choose between two housing options during their Spanish language course. They can either live
with a local family or in a shared apartment with other students. However, ECELA’s low cost does not mean that
students will potentially be stuck in low-rent neighborhoods. To cite just a few examples, participants c