Latin Village – Miami, USA

Spanish Language and Latin American Cultural Immersion, Arts, Fashion, Cuisine and Sports
Adventure , Language Immersion Programs , Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Coral Gables, Florida
Miami is a melting pot in which none of the stones melt. They rattle around.
Tom Wolfe
Coral Gables, Florida

Option 1:
July 5 - July 26
Option 2:
July 5 - July 19
Bimini, Bahamas  (optional extension)
July 26 - July 29
Student Residence

Everglades National Park, Palm Beach, Key West

Grades 9 – 12

Opt 1: 3 weeks
Opt 2: 2 weeks
Optional extension to Bimini, Bahamas 
$985 $885

Can you experience every country in the Spanish speaking world without leaving the United States? Most certainly yes! It is called Miami. Take a leisurely stroll on the white sands of South Beach and you will hear every dialect of the Spanish language, from Cuban to Venezuelan and Argentinian and more. This cosmopolitan crowd, beaming with passion, character and natural heat, will give you a tan even on an overcast day. A melting pot of cultures, world-class hotels, restaurants and fashionable boutiques, a thriving art scene, world-famous white sand beaches – Miami will sweep you of your feet with its unique charm! Join our students in America’s most Latin city for language and cultural immersion, exciting day trips and excursions, water sports and fun experiential learning.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

<p>Optional travel extension<br />
<strong>Bimini, Bahamas</strong></p>

Optional travel extension
Bimini, Bahamas

At the end of the program, students can choose to travel together to Bimini, Bahamas for three days. The group will stay in a centrally located hotel within walking distance of many beautiful sites and beaches.

Kristen Smith

If you’re studying abroad or spending some time in Spain, it’d be pretty hard to not come across these classic Spanish dishes. You can find them in the majority of local restaurants, and your host family will definitely have these prepared for you. Enjoy them while you can! And if your host family asks for help during dinner prep, take them up on it. You’re going to want to know how to makes these dishes when you get home. Southern Spain food is amazing.   Here are the 5 must-have foods in Southern Spain: 1. ...

  • Program Highlights

    In Miami you will live in modern, comfortable student apartments, in a historical Coral Gables neighborhood, close to the local beaches, cafes and restaurants. Here are some highlights:

    • Live in modern student apartments, with AC, fast-speed Internet and other amenities
    • Enjoy fresh authentic food from local restaurants, chefs and our own culinary staff
    • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet young people and make new friends from all over the world
    • Option to receive college credit, studying with our local partner institutions
    • Included trips to Everglades, Key West, Palm Beach and other local destinations
    • All-inclusive two- and three-week sessions
    • Option to go on a travel extension to Bimini, Bahamas!
    • Pre-Summer Language Courses and Tutoring Online (get an early start on practicing your Spanish!)


  • Food

    Our culinary staff will buy daily fresh food for breakfast and lunch from the local markets and shops. Some evenings our staff and students will make delicious meals together, armed with fresh ingredients and our own Spanish & Latin American recipe book. These culinary adventures quickly become a favorite bonding and cultural activity among our students and staff. We will also enjoy authentic local cuisine during outings to local restaurants.

    Our staff will provide you with daily groceries (bread, pasta, cereal, water, olive oil, etc.) and house supplies. If you need more food or house supplies – just tell us. We will get them for you.

    The students will also enjoy picnics and group meals at authentic local restaurants carefully chosen by our local staff.

  • Residential Life

    In Miami you will live in modern, comfortable student apartments, in an upscale Coral Gables neighborhood, close to the local beaches, cafes and restaurants. Our staff members live in their own apartments down the hall. You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!

  • Daily Schedule

    Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus: a major and an elective. Major classes meet every morning Monday to Friday, while electives meet three afternoons a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Major: Spanish Language, Business & Marketing, Digital Photography

    Electives and Workshops: Studio Art, Digital Photography, Spanish Conversation, Fashion Design, Creative Writing, Cuisine, Sports

    This frees up two afternoons per week for you to attend the many workshops, excursions and fun activities, such as kayaking or sailing at the local beaches, visiting museums, practicing your Spanish with the locals, and so on. We will always give you at least two to three options to choose from just to make sure there is something for everyone.

    Important note: Curfew and Free Time

    The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 10:30 – 11:00 pm, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.

    English Class

    Some of our students’ favorites are:

    • parasailing on Miami Beach
    • admiring modern art at the Pérez Art Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art
    • tasting Cuban sandwiches in Little Havana
    • Spanish conversation over coffee and croissants on Espanola Way
    • sushi night on Lincoln Road
    • dance night with the local youth
    • outdoor soccer match in Peacock Park
    • flamenco dance workshop with local experts
    • paying tribute to the local fashion shrine, the Gianni Versace mansion
    • fashion shopping on Collins Avenue
    • boat tour of Biscayne Bay
    • food tour and cuisine workshop in South Beach
  • Weekend Day Trips

    In addition to all the local sites in Miami, you will explore some of the local sites in its vicinity:

    • watch alligators and crocodiles live in perfect harmony on your airboat tour of the Everglades National Park
    • weekend trip to Key West via the scenic Florida Keys Highway and the Seven Mile Bridge
    • rub elbows with the rich and famous at Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach, and more!

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