Official Description (Provided by language school)
Merida is a vibrant and safe university town in the foothills of the Venezuelan Andes. Our weekly Learn Spanish program combines 20 lessons per weeks Monday to Friday's in the mornings, accommodation, breakfast and dinner. In addition, we also run 5 and 8 week Learn Spanish & Volunteer programs. We have a variety of volunteer projects ranging for Street Kids to the local zoo/animal sanctuary. This is a fun and interesting way to learn Spanish and interact with local people.
Our Posada is conveniently located on the main square of the old town. The surrounding neighbourhood is full of lively bars, cafes and other diversions for students. The countryside around Merida is famous as an adventure playground for mountain biking, hiking and climbing, horseriding, paragliding and other outdoor pursuits.
Jakera has an in-house travel agency and can organise exciting trips - from 1/2 to full day trips in and around Merida, as well as excursions to Los Llanos or further afield. We offer special rates to our student clients and our volunteer students also have the opportunity to spend some time with our other school at the other end of the country in Playa Colorada.