Article by Robin Van Auken on Volunteer Forever

Immerse yourself in a Spanish Language program abroad and earn college credit. Foreign language courses are required for most university degrees, and being conversational or even fluent in another language can improve your career prospects. Being bilingual can help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Need another good reason to learn Spanish?

Consider that only English, Mandarin, and Hindi have more speakers than Spanish, and it’s an official language on four different continents.

The Pew Research Center predicts that the United States will become the biggest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Currently, an estimated 37.6 million people in the United States speak Spanish, and the Latino population will soar to 128.8 million by 2060.

Other benefits include the ability to work abroad, and be independent while traveling. As an adult, you’ll also be exercising your brain. And some fun benefits include understanding Spanish song lyrics, keeping the captions turned off when bingeing telenovelas, and best of all, making new friends!

Let’s take a look at a few different opportunities available for you to travel abroad and learn Spanish!


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