Since 1986Our Story

Over the past 30 years we have provided life-changing education to more than one million students worldwide. don Quijote´s continuous dedication to quality, excellence and innovation has earned us the recognition of being one of the leading Spanish language and travel companies. Our journey has been an unforgettable one with many memorable moments. It all started in 1986 in Salamanca, Spain.

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Quality and Prestige

don Quijote is an internationally recognized leader in teaching Spanish as a foreign language

About don Quijote's Spanish Schools

don Quijote was established in 1986 as a language travel agency representing Spanish language schools. The company's single-minded dedication to service and quality fueled its rapid growth and we quickly earned a reputation for innovation, personalized service, and excellence. In 1989, responding to the growing demand for high-quality Spanish language courses, we began welcoming students to the first don Quijote school, in Salamanca. Since our founding, we have grown to seven company-owned locations in Spain and Latin America and a network of more than 30 partner schools, largely through the recommendation of satisfied students. At don Quijote, our watchwords are Quality, Innovation, and Partnership. While we continue to lead in academics, value, and innovation, we constantly seek out new ways to take the quality of our courses and student services to the next level.


don Quijote Travel and Study in Spain agency is founded in The Netherlands


The first don Quijote Spanish Language School opens its doors in Salamanca


don Quijote headquarters open in Salamanca

Two more don Quijote Spanish Language Schools open in Granada and Barcelona


don Quijote Travel and Study in Spain agency opens in the United Kingdom


The first don Quijote website is launched and is considered one of the first language and travel websites to go online


The first don Quijote Student Residence opens in Granada


don Quijote opens two more Spanish Language Schools in Madrid and Tenerife


don Quijote pioneers launching online Spanish courses

Our Language Schools in Seville and Valencia open their doors


The internationally renowned Vive el Español teaching methodology is launched


The first don Quijote Spanish Language School in Latin America opens in Guanajuato, Mexico


don Quijote joins Ideal Education Group, making it a leading Spanish Language organization

don Quijote partners with several Spanish Schools in Latin America and Spain and with Enforex Camps Summer Programs


The don Quijote Foundation is created


don Quijote opens its first commercial office in the US by acquiring Amerispan

don Quijote opens its first commercial office in China


EduSpain, a consortium of 30+ Spanish universities, is launched


don Quijote acquires three Spanish Language Schools in Mexico through Solexico


Through the acquisition of Colombus, new Spanish Language Schools in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Mexico join Ideal Education Group


The don Quijote headquarters move to Madrid


don Quijote currently has 40 campuses in 13 countries, 8 international summer camps, and extensive student residences


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