How many times have you looked back in time and thought, I wish I had learned more languages, I wish I had traveled more, I wish I had more adventures and met new people…does it ring a bell? When we are little we are full of hopes and dreams, and as we get older we may tend to forget them while we keep ourselves busy with our job, family…
But it’s never too late. We are here to live only once, and as far as possible we should make the most of what life offers to us. For many people, a life without traveling is a thing of the past. We are all in constant movement now, traveling to new countries, living new experiences, learning new languages…
When it comes to Spanish, in our post “5 reasons why Spanish is a language of the future”, we saw that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, that Spanish-speaking territories continue to grow and that it is gaining ground in international trade and business.
Nowadays, more and more adults from all over the world are realizing the importance of Spanish and want to push further their employment career and broaden their perspectives. And since many may have had the same thoughts like those I started this article with, they decide to travel to Latin America and enroll in a senior program for learning Spanish. Killing to birds with one stone.
What are the advantages of a Senior Program?
1. Adapted to your needs and interests
In a Senior Program, Spanish lessons are personalized and suited to your needs. Classes are taught by a professional teacher, and you can be sure that they will focus on making you bring the best out of your potential. They usually also take into account the time the students have available, that’s why they offer classes ranging from one to several weeks, so you can manage your time as you wish.
2. A chance to meet new people with the same interests
When we were little we used to make friends easily, every spot was a fantastic place to meet a new friend and engage in a fruitful conversation. That becomes a harder task when we become adults, seems that the spaces we have to meet new people are more limited, and we tend to step out less of our comfort zone. Enrolling in a senior program gives you the chance to meet new people who have the same interests as you. Not only that, but they’ll probably come from other countries which will make you learn more about other cultures and ways of living. Besides, the emotional bonds created with other people are much stronger when you meet them out of your comfort zone, in a different country and by living new experiences.
3. Let’s travel!
Senior programs are also perfect to travel and discover new places at the same time than learning the language, and they complement each other. The more you know about the language, the more attracted you’ll feel towards the country, and the more you travel the more you learn the language! Usually, senior programs leave you enough spare time for you to discover the country, and they include cultural activities and trips in their programs for you to make the most out of your stay.
If you’re an adult already and want to “travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape you” then a senior program will be definitely your thing. Learn Spanish, live life to the fullest!