Dominic Boyle is our first Planeta ECELA guest who made it to each of the six ECELA Spanish schools, and in only eight weeks!
Dom, from Glasgow, Scotland and now living and working in London, Europe, shares his insights into how to do an immersion program in the most cost-effective way while still making it to Machu Picchu the fun way on the Inca Jungle Trail.
Dom’s attitude is refreshing, and he gives advice on being serious about learning Spanish abroad while having fun with new friends.
0:25 – Once per week to 8 full weeks
0:57 – Choosing a business language
2:04 – Money concerns
2:53 – 6 ECELA schools, a 55-hour bus ride, & Spanish Harry Potter
4:52 – Changing your Spanish program to see 3 countries
7:37 – Spanish hang-up: subjunctive
8:56 – Afternoon activities by school
10:39 – Learning attitude at school vs. hostels
12:19 – A favorite school?
14:02 – Inca Jungle Trail: not just a hike!
15:37 – Hostels & 1 ECELA apartment
16:55 – Cultural changes
19:09 – 7 weeks of progress