Casita Institute designs and facilitates meaningful opportunities for educators to improve their Spanish through instruction, immersion, and transformative experiences.


Join us for our LAST info session of the year to learn more about the Traveling Teacher Program! We'll do a little mingling, give a short presentation, and have a Q&A session. Enroll to get signed up for the Info Session!

Traveling Teacher Program

The Traveling Teacher Program is designed for educators that want to improve their Spanish in order to better serve the students and families with whom they work. This is achieved through total language immersion, one-on-one language tutoring focusing on vocabulary specific to education, and the opportunity to practice Spanish in authentic educational settings.



Study Spanish five hours a day one on one in a beautiful setting. One teacher, one student!



Live with a Guatemalan family and share each home cooked meal together. Authentic practice!



After class, volunteer in an educational setting and/or explore the city and its surrounding areas!

What does the Traveling Teacher Program include?

5 hours a day of one-on-one Spanish tutoring Monday through Friday

Home-stay with a local family that includes all meals and private accommodations

All in-country transportation, including airport pick-up and drop-off

Overnight stay in Antigua, including Welcome Breakfast and walking tour

Volunteer coordination and opportunities to practice your Spanish and vocabulary in real educational settings

Planned daily excursions and activities in and around the community

Graduation dinner at the end of your session

In-country meet-ups with your Casita Institute coordinator

What are we up to at Casita Institute?

Sometimes one of the scariest things about traveling to a foreign country is arriving at the airport. The language is new, the systems, the money, even the smells! One of the big perks of traveling with @casitainstitute #travelingteacherprogram is knowing that a familiar face will be waiting for you the moment you step out into the unknown. What are you most worried about when you think of traveling abroad?

Teachers, go for a morning stroll or hop on a tuk tuk and take in the beautiful streets of Guatemala! #atx #austinteachers #aisdproud #teachersofinstagram #travelingteacher

Afternoon excursions to nearby towns happen a few times a week after class. It’s a great opportunity to see more of Guatemala in the comfort of a guide and company of fellow traveling teachers! #austinisd

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Wishing all our educators a happy first day back! All of your hard work over the summer to improve your Spanish will create a more welcoming environment as you bring new students and families into your classrooms this year! #aisdproud

75 hours of one-on-one Spanish tutoring, three weeks living and eating with a Guatemalan family, countless new adventures and understandings - graduation dinner is here! You did it, teachers. #travelingteacher2018

Visited Trama Textiles to learn how women of Xela support their families and sustain their traditions through the Mayan art of backstrap loom weaving. #travelingteacher2018

Earlier this week the traveling teachers had their welcome orientation and learned about all the cool activities on the calendar for the coming weeks! #travelingteacher2018