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Academia Latinoamericana de Español Scholarship

Academia Latinoamericana occupies a beautiful historical 19th century colonial house. It is located on one of the many small plazas in Cusco, called Limacpampa Grande, right behind one of the most important sites from pre-Colombian Cusco, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun). The building houses 17 classrooms on two floors, an indoor patio, video room, auditorium, entertainment room, wireless internet access and an interior plaza.

The scholarship consists of a two-week program in the imperial city of Cuzco, Perú including a Spanish language immersion experience or Indigenous Andean Culture course or Regional Literature course; a home stay; and four (4) hours of instruction.

Teachers can apply for graduate credits through New Mexico State University.

Scholarship must be used during period of July 9 – 22, 2017.

Scholarship includes:

  • All fees and registration costs for the course
  • Accommodations in Cuzco (double occupancy with a host family)
  • Breakfast and lunch each day
  • Weekly laundry service

The scholarship winners are responsible for all travel to Cuzco, Peru. The scholarship winners are also responsible for any personal expenses, additional meals, and optional activities.

To be eligible a candidate must be:

  • Current ACTFL member (membership must be paid through March 2017 to be eligible)
  • Currently teach grades 11-12 or at the university level.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of interest and motivation for the course of study offered
  • Preference for this award will be given to non-native speakers of Spanish.
  • After completing the study-abroad program, the scholarship recipient is required to submit a short video highlighting the various components of the experience with photos to the Academy.

Additional information about the Academia Latinoamericana de Español:

Please note: you must be logged in and an ACTFL member to access the application form, please contact if you cannot remember your login information.

1-2 letters of support should be submitted on your behalf. Please share the link below with a colleague or supervisor to complete by the application deadline.


Application Form     Recommendation Form


The deadline to apply for this award is March 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of April 2017.

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The programs described on this page are provided solely for the information of ACTFL members. These are not ACTFL programs, and they have not been subjected to any review or vetting by ACTFL. Their presence here does not constitute an endorsement by ACTFL. One can apply for multiple scholarships. Incomplete applications will not be considered.