About 270 million people across the globe speak the Spanish language—and you can be one of them if you beef up your high school language skills with a full-immersion experience. Head to the Mariposa Spanish School, one of Nicaragua’s highest rated programs. A course includes 20 hours of personalized language instruction per week, room and board (either at the school or with a local family) and trips to local volcanoes, markets, and attractions. The school has a special 2-week study tour coming up in July. ($300/week includes room, board, and instruction; mariposaspanishschool.com)
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