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At Zamora Academia, learning in the classroom is only half of your education. We offer a variety of activities outside of classes to help students practice their Spanish and learn more about our culture:

Get to Know Guatemala

an activity prepared by the school to give students insight into the country and Guatemalan culture

  • Dance lessons (salsa and merengue)
  • Movies in Spanish
  • Round Table Discussions (focusing on current events in Guatemala)
  • Local Tours - museums, coffee and macadamia nut plantations, social projects, nearby towns, etc.
  • Athletic activities
  • And many more...

After classes and on weekends, Zamora Academia students explore Antigua's restaurants, movies, internet cafes, fitness center, bars, lecture series, etc on foot or by bicycle. In addition, students can take pottery classes or learn to dance. Tour operators run a variety of single- and multi-day trips to attractions like the Mayan ruins in Tikal, artisan cooperatives, diving in Lake Atitlan, and the beaches of Belize.



If you are planning to stay in Guatemala for an extended period of time, we encourage you to take advantage of the variety of opportunities to volunteer your time while you practice your Spanish.

We can arrange for you to volunteer in local schools, nursing homes and in building projects. We work with organizations like God's Child to place you in a program that fits your interest and skills.

Together with foundation Los Niños we can offer you volunteerwork in an educational project in alotenango ( 15 minutes outside of Antigua ). In this project 215 children ( ages 5 to 14 ) will find each day prtection, happiness, and possibilities for hopes and dreams to become true. It´s amazing to find out yourself what you can do with your own skills. For more information visit the website:



Complete cultural immersion, in addition to one-on-one classes, encourages students to practice their newfound language skills at every turn. For optimal progress, we recommend that students lodge with a host family while in Antigua. We have known all of our host families for years and guarantee that students will be comfortable, safe and encouraged to practice their Spanish skills with the family. Host families will provide three meals a day and can accommodate vegetarian diets.

For your convenience, all host family housing is within walking distance of the school, internet cafes, movies, banks and all of the entertainment that Antigua has to have any special requests, don't hesite to aswhen you make your reservation. Our host families have been doing this a long time and are happy to provide whtever services they can.

The cost of a homestay, including meals, is $80 per week

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