Our students come from all over the world for all different reasons; some come on a week vacation during which decide to start their Spanish journey at our school, some come to Buenos Aires as their first stop on a long backpacking trip around South America, and some even come to visit family/friends—deciding learning the basics of Spanish is the perfect add-on to their trip.
Recently, we had a couple from Germany (24 and 25 years old) who came to our school as the first stop on their journey through South America. Their plan is to go on a bike tour starting from Ushuaia, over to Chile, through Patagonia, and up along the coast as far as they can make it in 6 months. The pair reported that they have no set plans for daily distance or ending destination goals—just as far as they can go and the most they can see and do in that time. This isn’t the first time they’ve done a long bike trip—they report having done it around parts of Europe together before and stated they felt ready to level up and explore some new terrains on a new continent.
They came to our school not knowing much Spanish and left after two weeks of the intensive group course feeling comfortable enough to communicate their needs, order food, ask for directions, and understand when locals speak slowly in return; a solid base to start with and ready to embark on their journey!