Student Volunteer and Local Child
Read about one student who learned Spanish at SSS in just 2 months. She shares her story here!
spent 4 weeks at SSS. The teachers (includes everyone
that are working in the school), homestay program and
activities gave me a lot - and I kept increasing my
stay! It's a perfect spot for learning spanish, making
friends, and last but not least - learning more about
Nicaraguan history and culture. I will for sure visit
again. Gracias Veronica y todos que trabajan en la
Roar B., student from Norway
was so impressed with my experience at the school.
The teachers were all
so knowledgeable and friendly.
I can't wait to go back!"
Elizabeth H., Graduate Student Pennsylvania, USA
January of 2006, I studied at the San Juan del
Sur Spanish School. It had such a great trip that
when I got back to Quebec, all I could do was talk
about the wonderful time I had! One of the best
things about SSS is that each student has his/her
own teacher. This one-on-one setting allowed me
to significantly improve my Spanish. Students all
take a placement exam upon entering the school
so that the teachers can adapt the curriculum according
to each student’s needs. And, at the end,
they take another exam to measure their progress.
don’t only study Spanish from books in this
school – thanks to the afternoon activities, I got
to know many different places and learn about life in Nicaragua.
If you want a friendly atmosphere and a great school director,
teachers, and classmates, then I recommend that you go
to study at SJDS Spanish School. "
L., Retired Professor, Quebec Canada
had studied spanish before: 3 weeks in
Alicante (Spain) 2003, 3 weeks in Cuernavaca (Mexico) 2004 and 5 weeks in Nicaragua
in 2005-2006! San Juan del Sur was the school I prefered: one to one teaching...
I made tremendous progress; new activities in the afternoon for me... fishing
in the Pacific ocean and canopy tour. But first of all I enjoyed the spirit
of the school and its conscientiousness towards each student! I wish to return
also liked the restaurants along the beach, a concert
of a choir in the church, the special public market when
a "crucero" stopped for one day at SJDS, the
taste of the "nicaraguan" coffee, the beer
Victoria, the rum Flor de Cana but more important the
amiability of men and women and the security in the country.
We walked and felt secure! And imagine what I still have
to discover because I spent only 8 days in SJDS!"
-Rodrigue G., Retired School
Director, Québec Canada
My experience at SSS was excellent. I arrived
in San Juan Del Sur speaking no Spanish and left four weeks
later able to converse and even debate current events. Upon
return to my university in the U.S. I was able to skip four
semesters of Spanish and begin studying at the intermediate
level right away. The instructors and staff were friendly
and fun and the activities helped me get to know this gorgeous
region and its culture.
-Liz R., Student, Massachusetts, USA