I spent four weeks in a Spanish language intensive in Queztaltenango, Guatemala last November, which was one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. I lived with a host family, who provided three-square meals a day and endless conversations in Spanish only. And five days a week for five hours a day I had one-on-one Spanish lessons with a different teacher each week. My brain felt like it might explode at any point, but my Spanish improved so much in that month and helped me prepare for moving to Spain for the winter. Here are photos taken from that month in Guatemala.