Speaking a second (or third) language is a valuable point on every resume- not to mention that it’s fun to impress your friends with funny phrases in foreign languages. Language learning, despite sounding simple, can be difficult and expensive! There are a few places, however, that languages can be learned for an affordable price.
Study Spanish in Guatemala.
Madrid, Spain is a popular place for learning Spanish, as it is rich in culture and most of the residents speak primarily Spanish. If you’re on a budget, though, it may be a good idea to search of other cities in which to improve your Spanish skills. A city such as Antigua, Guatemala is a great option for learning this romance language without breaking the budget.
Since English is not as widely spoken as it is in Madrid or other large Spanish speaking cities, you’ll have no choice but ti pick up on the language in order to communicate with locals and navigate your everyday life.
Study Russian in Kyrgyzstan.
A former Soviet Republic, Kyrgyzstan is a small, Russian speaking country that contains both rich culture and beauty. The country is cheap to travel in and since many of its residents begin learning Russian in school, the language you will pick up is by the book and purer than the Russian dialects you may acquire in other countries. With relaxed entrance policies, Kyrgyzstan is also easy to get into and make a home in.
It’s also the perfect place to photograph with its tall mountains, sandy ranges, and desolate beauty. Horse riding is a popular pass time, as well, and serves as a fun way to connect with the wildlife in the area.
Study Portuguese in Brazil.
If you can in any way avoid studying a language in Europe, we encourage you to do so as studying in Europe is almost always costly. If you want to learn Portuguese, try taking a trip to Brazil. Why? Brazil has a high number of Portuguese speaking citizens, as well as a scenic landscape and costs that are cheaper than those of Portugal.
On top of being a great place to learn Portuguese, Brazil also has a wild nightlife and fun atmosphere that is appealing to tourists of all ages.
Study Arabic in Tunisia.
Studying Arabic in United Arab Emirates sounds like a great idea at first though. Perhaps it Will continue to be a good idea for a few months, but eventually, you’ll find yourself having to take out a loan just to stay in the country.
Tunisia is a good option for learning Arabic. It is an Arabic speaking country in North Africa that is close enough to the borders of Europe to offer extensive travel options, but keep it’s prices affordable. Many citizens speak both English and Arabic, but just as many speak only Arabic, allowing you to pick up on the language quickly and easily.