I attended the Dariana Spanish School (DSS) for one month to improve my Spanish proficiency. It lived up to all my expectations as a program and a city. The teachers were all excellent and had a very good understanding of all aspects of teaching. They were interested in seeing the students succeed. They were very knowledgeable and were able to share stories about the country and their lives that made the classes all the more interesting. The afternoon activities were great for rounding out the cultural immersion and learning a tremendous amount about Leon and Nicaragua. Leon is a colonial city in the truest form and it hasn’t become infiltrated with too many tourists, so it really allows a full Spanish immersion. I definitely enjoyed my time at DSS.