Get on Institute

Do you enjoy teaching languages or always wanted to try? Do you like being around children?
Then come and join us! We are looking for native speakers willing to teach their language, especially English, to our students.

If you decide to volunteer with us, you will have accommodation and five hours of Spanish classes per week. You will also get to share with the locals and your fellow volunteers, eat in delicious restaurants and go on hikes or bike rides.

Villa de Leyva is a quiet, bohemian and beautiful place that has a lot to offer. Our goal is to help you have a great experience, make you feel at home and give you the opportunity to learn more about the unique Colombian culture and its traditions.

We are a small institute and only two people work here. Anaïs is the director and Carolina is the Spanish teacher. We will do our best to make you feel welcome and provide you with all the information you need to have a relaxing and rewarding time here.


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Esta fue mi segunda experiencia haciendo un voluntariado. Fue una muy linda experiencia, conocí otros voluntarios de distintas partes del mundo y pude disfrutar de la vida tranquila en Villa de Leyva. El lugar es lindísimo y viene muy bien si uno quiere descansar y conectar con la naturaleza. También me gustó ser parte del instituto y disfruté muchísimo de conocer las escuelas locales rurales :) Recomiendo la experiencia

6 months ago



My experience was great 🤍 I would really recommend if you want to be outside the caos of big cities for a while. The institute, the house and the city are all nice. Anais is also very kind and dedicated.

12 months ago

United Kingdom


My second experience as a volunteer. It was great, you get to know new people and also you get to learn so many things about yourself.
The experience as a teacher was great, all my classes were individual which made it easier as a first experience in the teaching field.
Apart from that, I could meet the other travellers from different corners of the world. It was great as I learn about other cultures and also from the great Colombian culture too.
Anaïs was also so kind and helpful at all times.

over 1 year ago



Great experience to learn spanish and to practice your english. The school is a for-profit institution, so don't go there expecting you'll have a traditional social impact on the comunity. The infrastructure is great: the school has multiple rooms with bords, markers and books. The classes have usually one or two students at time - they're very polite and eager to learn. The city is tiny and very touristic - it's a beautiful place but if you are used to a lot happening, you can get bored. The owner and all of the teachers I've met were great people and many became real friends.

almost 2 years ago

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