SPANISH IMMERSION: All Fields Available

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The Exchange

Minga House is the guest house of a non-profit organization where international students and professions may stay to engage with community service opportunities in education, health, agriculture, and the arts. We have worked very hard for three years to set up trusting relationships with schools, associations, nonprofits, and regional city governments to create awesome volunteering opportunities for our motivated guests. Come Minga with us!


24 hours of help per week

Arts: Professional painting, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help the local community.

Teaching Sports: Organize and teach different sports and activities.

Teaching Languages: Give language lessons to guests or local community.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Parties: Party on! Get discounts and party all night long.

Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.

Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Beginner English or Beginner Spanish

Over 18 years old

Be from outside Colombia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

All guests at Minga House are required to participate in either part-time or full-time volunteering work. First, we interviewing you to learn what experience you may be able to offer the community, and then we match you to a nonprofit organization, business, govt office, or school where you can have not only a huge impact people's lives but also LEARN what may interest you most. We have 30+ ready-planned & open volunteering roles where you can spend a day or stay a whole year if you'd like. Our leadership has 20+ years experience working with service learning & academic advising in U.S. higher education so we're very in tuned to facilitating these volunteering experiences for both parties to gain from the exchange. You may stay at Minga House where we have bilingual professional staff and the comfortable new facilities you need as basecamp. Please make contact. Let's talk!

Activities & Shift

Dog Haven - Open
Sustainable Farm - Open
Medicinal Herbs Shop- Open
Elderly Care - Open
Teaching English K-12 & Adults - Open
Teaching Arts (all) - Open
Physical Therapy - Open
Special Education - Open
Environmental Science - Open
Teaching CNA & Nursing Students - Open
Nutritionist - Open
Teaching Physical Education - Open
Coaching (all sports) - Open
Cafe Barista - Open
Cook Assistant - Open
...more listed on our website! Any profession, any hobbie, any interest! We will match you to your perfect full-time Spanish immersion experience!


We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program. Treat others as you would like to be treated; Treat Minga House and your peer volunteers as if it was your home and they were your loved family; PLUS, we need to feel comfortable and confident that you are committed to learning & serving, and that you will represent Minga House well in our community.