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Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS), Ahuano, Ecuador

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes

Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS) (AGS)

  • Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS) is located on the banks of the River Napo, Ahuano, Ecuador, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. These spectacular and vibrant surroundings give students a unique background for their Spanish studies, whilst also providing many opportunities to create memorable moments. A short distance from the AmaZOOnica Wildlife Refuge and surrounded by the marvels of the Amazon Rainforest, Gaia Amazon Spanish School offers students an enchanting, mystical and safe setting for their studies. Consisting of a team of young professionals in environmental conservation, engineers, publicists, wildlife experts and teachers, AGS has been supplying unique study and learning opportunities to students for many years. The school has a meditative and nurturing environment, ...
    developed from a respect of nature, as well as the culture and wisdom of the local indigenous peoples. The facilities of AGS are majestic, surrounded by the Amazon Rainforest and created with as minimal impact on the surrounding landscape as possible. Facilities include a kitchen, cafeteria, restaurant, lounge areas and WIFI. All classrooms have ample natural light to create the optimal learning environment, with free water dispensers also available to all. Due to the remote location of the school, all courses come with accommodation in cabins(shared/individual) and meals included. Many of the programmes also include trips, tours and excursions. All courses focus on Spanish, as well as the local Kichwa language, ensuring a well rounded and special experience.
  • The language school Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS) was founded in Ahuano, Ecuador in 2012.
  • Address: Km 4 Vía Ahuano-Campanacocha, Ahuano, Napo, 150151 - Ahuano, Ecuador (see on map)
  • Tax registration ID: RUC1708852163001
  • Abbreviated name of school: AGS Ahuano

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalAECEE

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 20
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 15

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 80% hold a university degree
  • 15% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

20
2
5
10
1
20
35
7

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 25 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 09 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 368 359 725 707 1071 1045 1407 1372 -- -- -- -- -- -- 347 339
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room (only for 3 people travelling together), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course consists of 4 hours of group language lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students have the afternoons free to relax and explore, practice their Spanish or go on guided activities at a reduced rate.
The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, an introductory information pack, Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 468 457 925 902 1371 1337 1807 1762 -- -- -- -- -- -- 447 436
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course consists of 4 hours of group language lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students have the afternoons free to relax and explore, practice their Spanish or go on guided activities at a reduced rate.
Included in the course are the study materials, cultural activities, low-cost trips and excursions, free purified water, coffee, tea, an introductory information pack and a certificate of completion.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 620 605 1040 1014 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room (only for 3 people travelling together), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course includes half day Spanish group lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students can spend their afternoons exploring the rainforest, joining guided activities or relaxing.The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, tours and activities, Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 840 819 1480 1443 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course includes half day Spanish group lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students can spend their afternoons exploring the rainforest, joining guided activities or relaxing.The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, tours and activities, Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 720 702 1240 1209 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course includes half day Spanish group lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students can spend their afternoons exploring the rainforest, joining guided activities or relaxing.The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, tours and activities, Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ 740 722 1280 1248 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room (only for 3 people travelling together), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course includes half day Spanish group lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students can spend their afternoons exploring the rainforest, joining guided activities or relaxing.The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, tours and activities, Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 488 476 965 941 1431 1396 1887 1840 -- -- -- -- -- -- 467 456
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room (only for 3 people travelling together), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Volunteering activities can coincide with the program or be conducted after the students has acquired the necessary language skills for volunteer work.
Some available volunteer work include English teaching or animal care projects.
The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, volunteer coordination Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.The registration fee for volunteering is USD 50.
The cost of weeks of volunteering without Spanish lessons + accommodations at the lodge and full board = USD 221 (week 1), USD 431 (week 2), USD 630 (week 3) and USD 798 (week 4).
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 588 574 1165 1136 1731 1688 2287 2230 -- -- -- -- -- -- 567 553
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Volunteering activities can coincide with the program or be conducted after the students has acquired the necessary language skills for volunteer work.
Some available volunteer work include English teaching or animal care projects.
The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, volunteer coordination Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.The registration fee for volunteering is USD 50.
The cost of weeks of volunteering without Spanish lessons + accommodations at the lodge and full board = USD 221 (week 1), USD 431 (week 2), USD 630 (week 3) and USD 798 (week 4).
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 488 476 965 941 1431 1396 1887 1840 -- -- -- -- -- -- 467 456
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room (only for 3 people travelling together), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course starts every Monday all year round.
Instruction will be designed based on a student's level of knowledge, learning pace and their personal and professional interests.
Included in the course are the study materials, cultural activities, low-cost trips and excursions, free purified water, coffee, tea, an introductory information pack and a certificate of completion.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 588 574 1165 1136 1731 1688 2287 2230 -- -- -- -- -- -- 567 553
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
The course consists of 4 hours of group language lessons from Monday to Friday.
Students have the afternoons free to relax and explore, practice their Spanish or go on guided activities at a reduced rate.
Included in the course are the study materials, cultural activities, low-cost trips and excursions, free purified water, coffee, tea, an introductory information pack and a certificate of completion.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
Work & Study
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 368 359 725 707 1071 1045 1407 1372 -- -- -- -- -- -- 347 339
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room (only for 3 people travelling together), Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Volunteering activities can coincide with the program or be conducted after the students has acquired the necessary language skills for volunteer work.
Some available volunteer work include English teaching or animal care projects.
The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, volunteer coordination Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.The registration fee for volunteering is USD 50.
The cost of weeks of volunteering without Spanish lessons + accommodations at the lodge and full board = USD 221 (week 1), USD 431 (week 2), USD 630 (week 3) and USD 798 (week 4).
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in US$ 468 457 925 902 1371 1337 1807 1762 -- -- -- -- -- -- 447 436
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Volunteering activities can coincide with the program or be conducted after the students has acquired the necessary language skills for volunteer work.
Some available volunteer work include English teaching or animal care projects.
The price includes free purified water, coffee, tea, course materials, volunteer coordination Wi-Fi access and a certificate of completion.The registration fee for volunteering is USD 50.
The cost of weeks of volunteering without Spanish lessons + accommodations at the lodge and full board = USD 221 (week 1), USD 431 (week 2), USD 630 (week 3) and USD 798 (week 4).
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by GAIA, Ahuano can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 20.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 12 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:A fee of USD 100 per week is added to the weekly course price for an upgrade to a private room accommodation.
If the minimum number of students is not reached, the group lessons will be replaced with 15 hours of private one-on-one lessons.
The prices of the shuttle transfer from Quito to Gaia are USD 35 (one way) and USD 70 (return).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
This accommodation doesn't include Spanish lessons.
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This accommodation doesn't include Spanish lessons.
Price extra night:
35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Triple room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Football (soccer) 
Horse riding 
Swimming 
Volleyball 

Photos

  • Outside terrace
    Outside terrace 1/21
  • Lazy day on the river
    Lazy day on the river2/21
  • Bathroom facilities
    Bathroom facilities 3/21
  • Lazing in the hammock
    Lazing in the hammock 4/21
  • Student meal times
    Student meal times 5/21
  • Room interior
    Room interior6/21
  • Students having fun together at AGS
    Students having fun together at AGS7/21
  • AGS accommodation
    AGS accommodation 8/21
  • Students enjoying a meal together
    Students enjoying a meal together9/21
  • Aerial views
    Aerial views10/21
  • Ahuano, Ecuador majestic views
    Ahuano, Ecuador majestic views 11/21
  • Breakfast time
    Breakfast time12/21
  • Boat trips
    Boat trips 13/21
  • Fun in the boats
    Fun in the boats 14/21
  • River rafting in Ahuano
    River rafting in Ahuano15/21
  • AGS lounge area
    AGS lounge area16/21
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation17/21
  • Gaia Amazon Spanish School activities
    Gaia Amazon Spanish School activities 18/21
  • Ahuano, Ecuador
    Ahuano, Ecuador19/21
  • Nature
    Nature20/21
  • Accommodation double bed
    Accommodation double bed21/21

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    FAQ about Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS), Ahuano

  • Spanish courses at GAIA start at 359 US$ for Spanish/Kichwa Immersion Program course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Gaia Amazon varies from 1 students (Spanish/Kichwa & Tours Program (One-to-One) + Private Room) to 6 students (Spanish/Kichwa Immersion Program)
  • 80% of teachers at Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS) hold a university degree. 15% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS) comes from Switzerland with a 35% representation, followed by students from Germany (20%) and Korea (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Gaia Amazon Spanish School (AGS) offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 20 for the rest of the year.
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