Have you ever thought about studying abroad? Are you interested in learning Spanish? If you answered yes to both of these questions, NSCS has the perfect opportunity for you! With the Ecela Spanish program you can live, work, and study in Lima, Peru for six weeks this summer (Jul 3 – Aug 13). This program immerses students in the culture of Peru, where they can study the Spanish language all while making new friends, experiencing a new culture, and earning college credit and valuable community service experience.

Your questions answered about the summer 2016 Spanish & Counseling study abroad program in Lima, Peru…

Who is eligible?
The program is for students on a path for a career in a counseling related field, such as psychology, human services, or social work.

What is included?
Six weeks of Spanish (equivalent to TWO college semesters), field exposure to Peruvian social systems, and accommodations with a Peruvian host family.

Where is the program?
Lima, the capital of Peru. The USA summer is Peru’s “winter” and the climate will be similar to a mild winter in southern California.

When does it take place?
You should arrive in Lima on July 3, the Sunday before classes begin. The program ends on Saturday, August 13.

How much does it cost?
The tuition for the course, transcript, housing, and most activities is $5,270. NSCS members receive an automatic $300 scholarship, bringing your tuition to $4,970.

Why should I apply?
After the program you will:

  • Receive credit for two semesters of college Spanish. Normally 6 credits but check with your school first.
  • Gain experience in counseling volunteer activities, plus site visits to several social work projects in the Lima area.
  • Increased empathy for Latino cultures after living six weeks with a Peruvian family.

Here’s a testimonial from Lucy:


Next step:
Read the details here, and if the program “speaks to you” go ahead and apply. Only a few spots remain and they are reserved exclusively for NSCS members.

Cecilia Q
Cecilia Quezada, co-founder of Ecela Spanish, grew up in Chile and learned English the hard-way: on a work-study program selling used cars in the scorching Arizona heat by day and waiting tables at Denny’s by night.  She helps you learn Spanish in a much more enjoyable, efficient, and effective way at the Ecela Spanish immersion schools in Argentina, Chile, and Peru.