AmeriSpan's staff has three passions: language, culture, and travel. Individually and as a group, we have accumulated
experiences and knowledge related to these passions. We have traveled to more than 65 countries - every continent except
Antarctica - and speak 10 languages. We are happy to share this enormous amount of relevant knowledge with you.
Study Abroad Veterans
Every AmeriSpan staff member has studied and/or lived abroad for extended periods of time. We understand your questions and
concerns because we have personally dealt with the same issues. We have gone to great lengths to make it easier for you
than it was for us. After enrolling in a program, you will receive a copy of the "Need-To-Know" fact sheets on the
country or countriesthat you will be visiting. These fact sheets include information about entry requirements, climate,
health and many other "Need-To-Know" things. If you still have questions, we’ll be happy to answer them.
Unbiased Language Travel Specialists
We are neither a language school nor a travel agent – we’re a hybrid of the two, a language travel organization.
AmeriSpan has evaluated hundreds of schools, host families and destinations to determine which programs to offer.
Our independence allows us to give you unbiased evaluations of the programs. We do not just list what is included – rather,
we clearly state our opinions. Each program description contains a program review that describes “what we like” and
“what we don’t like” about the program.
No Hassles, No Headaches
Aside from assisting you with which program to choose, we work hard to make the whole process as simple as possible.
AmeriSpan pre-arranges your school, lodging, airport pick-up and other services. With AmeriSpan, you will not have to worry
about international wire transfers, international phone calls or dozens of other possible complications with arrangements
We accept personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. AmeriSpan accepts applications
by mail, by fax or online.
AmeriSpan's staff has visited hundreds of language schools throughout the world and we have hand-picked schools which we think
are the best available in each location. The programs AmeriSpan offers are the ones we would choose to attend ourselves. In some
locations we offer two classes of schools: 1st Choice and Budget-Friendly. When evaluating schools, these are the things we
are continuously reviewing:
Teacher training & experience
Types of courses offered
Maximum class size
Accreditations and Memberships
Quality of lodging options
Range of lodging options
Past Student Feedback
Extra Activities & Excursions
Unique aspects of the program
Extra Services Offered
Programs Overall Value
denotes areas that we may de-emphasize in order to find a program that is budget-friendly
Latin America & Spain Experts
Prior to 1999, AmeriSpan specialized in offering Spanish programs in Latin America and Spain. Our staff has
repeatedly traveled to every Spanish-speaking nation in the world (20 different countries) to personally evaluate
hundreds of language schools and host families. As a result of this emphasis, our staff has an enormous amount of
first-hand knowledge about the Spanish-speaking world.
Our Triple Guarantee
AmeriSpan's Triple Guarantee is the best in the study abroad industry. We offer
a price guarantee so you'll always pay the lowest price, a satisfaction guarantee so you'll know our programs are of the
highest overall quality and a money back guarantee should you change your mind for any reason prior to starting your program.
Many of AmeriSpan's partner schools have agreements with colleges and universities, whereby participants can earn
academic credit for their language study. Go here: academic credit
Past Participants Say It Best
Hear what past participants are saying about AmeriSpan Programs with our Reference Search database.
Type in the AmeriSpan program that you are interested in and the database will give you a list of references and
quotes so that you can read what past participants thought about the program.
Making a Difference
Since the beginning, AmeriSpan has been active in “making a difference.” Over the years, we have participated in
numerous projects including rain forest preservation, literacy projects in Hispanic communities, sponsoring large shipping
containers of medical supplies and aiding Latin American health-related organizations.