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1. Posted by starkey (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hello i'm planning on going to south america next year and would really like to learn spanish while i'm there. i know that it's best to learn the language to get the most out of being there and i plan on staying for a good amount of time. i've never spoken a word of spanish because in school i thought i'd never need it, but then i've noticed how fit south america birds are so i really want to learn.

i heard that it's possible to stay with a family or something where you pay them and you learn the language. is this true? or just a load of monkey crap? has anyone done this? if so can you recommend anywhere? is it expensive?

also what are the rules for visas? i know each country will be different and they change the rules each year but i just want to know if you have to arrange it yourself or you're ok to just turn up? probabally not. everyone's a bit paranoid now about that sort of thing. anyway any suggestions would be really appriciated, peace out

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting starkey

also what are the rules for visas? i know each country will be different and they change the rules each year but i just want to know if you have to arrange it yourself or you're ok to just turn up?

This can't really be answered unless you specify which countries you would be visiting, and which country you're from.

3. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Starkey, I actually don't even knowwhat country you're from, which would colour the visa requirements as well.