No prior knowledge of Spanish is required but it sure does help. The second week will be spent doing an intensive Spanish study and the following weeks will include 1-3 hours of additional Spanish class time. A translator will be provided in situations where it is important to facilitate relationships and have clear communication. Other times participants will be placed in situations where they will be pushed out of their comfort zones and have opportunity to put into practice what they have been learning in class. Weekly visits with host families will help you develop your language skills and allow you to build relationships while getting an even better idea of their culture and way of living. An opportunity that travelling on your own wouldn’t offer.