Whether you’re brand new to Spanish or just haven’t used the Spanish you learned in school in real life, this course will help you be as confident in your language skills as you are in your passion for helping animals.
You will start by studying the foundations of greetings, culture, and Spanish grammar. Then apply these principles right away as you practice your listening skills! The course includes video conversations between veterinarians and clients for you to listen to and practice understanding the grammar, vocabulary, and professionalism that would be expected of you in a veterinary clinic.
In building this course, we are striving to remind our animal-loving students of the importance of language and culture in the global mission to help animals from pets to strays to wildlife. All of our travel programs are designed to connect students to cultural perspectives and experiences they wouldn’t have at home and this course is no different.
This course is completely online at your own pace. You’ll get access to over 46 video lessons plus online flashcards, listening activities, and worksheets to test your knowledge.
Erin Hanley, MA – Erin is the language instructor for Loop Abroad’s travel programs in the Amazon rainforest. Since 2004, Erin has taught high school Spanish in Massachusetts. She earned her Masters in Education from Fitchburg State University and has also taken graduate classes in Spanish at The University of Massachusetts Boston. She has traveled to Ecuador, Argentina, Puerto Rico, England, and Italy, and her goal is to eventually visit every Spanish-speaking country in the world.
Since COVID-19 has disrupted many students’ travel and educational plans, we are heavily discounting tuition to help students meet their goals.
There are no additional readings, technology subscriptions, or course materials you have to purchase to participate in this fellowship. University credit is not offered with this course.
"Learning about parrots, toucans, owls, oncillas, tayras, kinkajous - I thought it was really interesting to see such a variety of species."
Larissa O., Costa Rica Wildlife Rescue Internship Online 2020
Hunter College in New York City