Spanish school in Bogotá: International House

From 220.- USD
approx 188.- EUR
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Key points

  • City full of contrasts, intense cultural and night life
  • Beautiful building in the heart of the historical centre
  • Well-established school offering high quality courses
  • Possibility of meeting local people and students from the whole world at the school
  • Excellent activities’ programme

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
16 authentic opinions

Note: The school will have a new location as of 03.09.2018 (described below).

The school building is set in the financial district just a stone’s throw from the Rosales and Nogal neighbourhoods and surrounded by universities and shops. You’ll study Spanish in a renovated 4-storey building complete with 11 classrooms and a student lounge with computers. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and after class you can hang out with your fellow international and local university students at the many cafés in the area. There are multiple public transport links within a 5-minute walk of the school, so you can easily arrive to the rest of Bogotá!

Note: The school is currently located in the historic La Candelaria neighbourhood across from the Bogotá Museum (described below).

Your Spanish courses will take place in the historical district of La Candelaria, inside a beautiful building, richly decorated with wooden floors and carved wooden ceilings – the very building where many Colombian presidents used to dress up before their investiture ceremony! Often called “El Palacio” due to its glorious past, this is the perfect place for first class teaching! In the entrance, a large wooden staircase sweeps up to the first floor, where twelve airy classrooms welcome students from all over the world for intensive Spanish lessons. The course centre has also a sun-filled interior courtyard and a study room with several computers where you can study in peace and relax between lessons. Locals also attend English classes in the same school, so you have plenty of chances to meet people and practice your Spanish.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 220.-
(about EUR 187.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
220
410
2
440
820
3
660
1230
4
880
1640
6
1200
2340
8
1600
3120
12
2400
4680
16
3040
6080
24
4320
8880
Extra week (24+)
180
370
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
02.01 / 15.01 / 29.01 / 12.02 / 26.02 / 12.03 / 26.03 / 09.04 / 23.04 / 07.05 / 21.05 / 05.06 / 18.06 / 03.07 / 16.07 / 30.07 / 13.08 / 27.08 / 10.09 / 24.09 / 08.10 / 22.10 / 06.11 / 19.11 / 03.12 / 17.12 / 31.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 370.-
(about EUR 315.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 private)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + leçons privées à définir

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
370
560
2
740
1120
3
1110
1680
4
1480
2240
6
2100
3240
8
2800
4320
12
4200
6480
16
5440
8480
24
7920
12480
Extra week (24+)
330
520
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
02.01 / 15.01 / 29.01 / 12.02 / 26.02 / 12.03 / 26.03 / 09.04 / 23.04 / 07.05 / 21.05 / 05.06 / 18.06 / 03.07 / 16.07 / 30.07 / 13.08 / 27.08 / 10.09 / 24.09 / 08.10 / 22.10 / 06.11 / 19.11 / 03.12 / 17.12 / 31.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 520.-
(about EUR 442.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
1
520
710
2
1040
1420
3
1560
2130
4
2080
2840
6
3000
4140
8
4000
5520
12
6000
8280
16
7840
10880
24
11520
16080
Extra week (24+)
480
670
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.9   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
02.01 / 15.01 / 29.01 / 12.02 / 26.02 / 12.03 / 26.03 / 09.04 / 23.04 / 07.05 / 21.05 / 05.06 / 18.06 / 03.07 / 16.07 / 30.07 / 13.08 / 27.08 / 10.09 / 24.09 / 08.10 / 22.10 / 06.11 / 19.11 / 03.12 / 17.12 / 31.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 08.01 / 19.03 / 29.03 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 14.05 / 04.06 / 11.06 / 02.07 / 20.07 / 07.08 / 20.08 / 15.10 / 05.11 / 12.11 / 25.12.2018

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 30 USD
Course material (to be paid on site) (approximately) 40 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (08:00 - 21:00) 35 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (21:00 - 08:00) 53 USD

“Spanish and the Amazon”
Discover the Amazon with this exciting eco-tourism programme. IH Bogotá offers the opportunity to combine an Intensive Spanish course (minimum 2 weeks) with an unforgettable eco-adventure in the Amazon rainforest, on the border of Colombia, Brazil and Peru. Along with expert local guides, you’ll explore the natural beauty and rich culture that the Amazon and its indigenous people have to offer. Hike through nature reserves and canoe down rivers, see pink dolphins and meet people from the local communities, all while exploring the stunning ecological diversity of the rainforest.
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100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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16 students gave their opinion about this school

42 years old - Germany
/ 5
Als Vegetarierin war diese Familie für mich perfekt, da die eine Tochter schon länger Vegetarierin ist und somit für die Familie üblich war, vegetarisch zu kochen. Ich hätte mir keine bessere Gastfamilie vorstellen können.
2 weeks, February – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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« Die zentrale Lage in Candelaria. »
37 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Die Lage ist super, insbesondere in Kombination mit der Lage der Gastfamilie. »
20 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
5 weeks, June – July 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
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35 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, April 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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38 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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29 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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43 years old - Sweden
/ 5
12 weeks, January – April 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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« Att bli väl omhändertagen »
54 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, May – June 2014
Value for money (5 / 5)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, April – May 2014
Value for money (3 / 5)
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60 years old - France
/ 5
Plus que satisfaisant , école trés sérieuse , pays et population merveilleux .
3 weeks, February 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.6 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Testimonials

Nataliia Iudina
Nataliia Iudina
International House, Bogotá 
Duration: 3 weeks

I arrived in Bogotá 3 weeks ago and I love this city, is very different from Russia, really interesting, with many wonderful places, natural locations and unique environments. The accent is a bit different, but it helped me to clarify some doubts that I had in Spanish. Besides, it’s always interesting to live different experiences, considering that Spanish is the third language in the world and it varies from one country to another… it’s pretty interesting to find new things, learn and improve. I made a lot of friends at the school, which I think is a very important aspect for people traveling alone, since you can make friends from all over the world and take advantage to practice your Spanish. Obviously, I would recommend International House in Bogotá. It was a very interesting experience, like being on holidays… it’s better when you can combine your holidays with language learning and improve your Spanish.

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Host family
This option is ideal if you want to discover the Colombian lifestyle while learning the language. The host family provides single room accommodation with half-board or breakfast only, in a friendly and safe environment. On request and at an extra charge, some families can provide you with a private bathroom. In most cases, it will take you 30 minutes to get to the school by foot or by public transport.

Hotels
You can stay in a hotel close to the school, depending on your budget and preferences. This option can be good if you wish to have more independence. Please contact us for more information.

With the Transmilenio network, getting around Bogotà has never been easier! Take advantage of it to explore the different districts with your new friends! The school arranges a thrilling activities programme that will give you a real taste of the Colombian capital. As well as Spanish film viewings, live concerts and exchange evenings with local students, you will also visit some of Bogotà’s greatest attractions. Explore La Candelaria district and its colonial buildings and visit the Gold Museum and its wonderful collection of pre-Columbian items, where you will learn everything about Colombian history. For a great view of the city, head to the Monastery of Monserrate; below, you will be able to see Bogotà’s botanical gardens, which are like a small national park. The city has so much to offer; plunge into its vibrant atmosphere and live at the pace of the Bogotanos during your Spanish course in Bogotà!

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