Gastón Coliving is proud to team-up with OLSA International – Certified Spanish Language Academy – to offer YOU the best immersive experience possible during your stay in Medellin. It’s called the SPANISH IMMERSION WEEKS PACKAGE and it’s an excellent way to really get immersed in the Latin culture in a short amount of time. These highly interactive hands-on packages are a great fit for Spring / Summer / Winter / Fall breaks, short-term travelers and backpackers. Teachers can use these Cultural Immersion Weeks packages for 18 professional development hours, or 1.8 academic credits for each week! Choose one week, two weeks, … up to eight amazing weeks with a different excursion each week!
4 days of Conversational Spanish Classes at OLSA International
4 days of Salsa Dance Classes at OLSA International
1 Excursion day-trip – Wednesday during the morning/day – excursions vary according to the week
1 OLSA language exchange – Wednesday night with a different theme every week
1 entrance to the OLSA Pre-Party – Saturday night
Have a great time while you improve your Spanish fluency through guided conversational Spanish practice, develop a deeper appreciation for the Latin culture through Salsa lessons and weekly excursions, socialize and make new international friends and return home with great photos and stories and maybe with some professional development hours, to boot!
This package runs on a continuous eight-week cycle with a different mid-week excursion each week. Groups of 6+ students may choose the excursion they wish (out of rotation). For a complete description of the excursions, click on each picture above. These 6-day packages include:
1 week = $495.000 COP – per week
2 weeks = $485.000 COP per week
3-8 weeks = $475.000 COP per week
Additional fee for Rafting (+300.000) and Paragliding (+100.000)
GASTÓN COLIVING – is a common space created for travelers to Medellín where you can live and work in an unconventional way. Here we share projects and enjoy the experiences of all of our travelers. Gastón Coliving is located in the Floresta neighborhood, one of the best locations for a truly Colombian experience. Located very close to Laureles, La Setenta (street 70) and Parque Floresta, there are a variety of restaurants, cafes, salsa/reggaeton bars and sports facilities at your convenience. Gastón Coliving offers comfortable, modern and clean rooms to share with friends or to make new friends.
CERTIFIED SPANISH UNIVERSITY – STUDENT VISA – At OLSA, we do more than just provide the minimums (10 hours per week of grammar), we focus on teaching you to speak Spanish at a conversational level. At 14 hours per week + the optional weekly language exchanges, socials, excursions and other activities, our students experience Spanish and the Latin culture. This program qualifies for student visas!
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH – OLSA International offers daily conversational Spanish classes called, Spanish Daily! This curriculum is designed to help students learn, understand and speak colloquial Spanish. This program, written, recorded and taught by native Spanish speakers, uses themed conversations, stories, games and activities, videos and other multimedia to present the living Spanish language outside of the grammatical restrictions of a textbook. This is the actual Spanish students will hear and use on the street, in the market, making new friends and participating in events with native Spanish speakers. For OLSA students, learning isn’t just for the classroom.
SALSA DANCE LESSONS – We offer Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Vallenato, Poro Marcado and other Latin dance classes right here at the OLSA campus!
WEEKLY EXCURSIONS – For us, education is participatory. Every Wednesday we take our students on exciting and educational cultural immersion excursions including paragliding, Tejo, Arvi/Confenalco Ropes Course, Trekking, Coffee Finca tour, Guatape tour, Museum tour, Comuna 13 tour.
LANGUAGE EXCHANGE – Every Wednesday evening OLSA hosts free language exchange and invited the whole community. Themes change every week and have included Game Night, Craft Night, Karaoke Night, Tailgate Night, Dance Nights, etc. Average attendance is 40-50 people weekly!
PRE-PARTY – As foreigners, it is sometimes difficult to meet locals. Therefore, we have set up the Saturday night Pre-Party. This social allows foreigners and locals to get to know each other while they take Salsa lessons and chat. After the event ends at 10pm, the group then goes out to the formal discotecas on the famous Calle 70.
AMERICAN CAFE RESTAURANT – Enjoy great food from various countries in the Americas.
SOCIAL EVENTS – In addition to the Pre-Party social, Enso Hostel and OLSA International also sponsor periodic events such as Chiva Rumbera, Picnic in the Park, Walk-n-Talk and others. We try to be creative.
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