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Guanajuato, Mexico, cel. 473 652 6496, Fabiola Estrada, contact@cla-international.com 

SUMMER SPANISH

& CULTURE

Enjoy this summer out of your comfort zone, learning and discovering Mexican culture!

In the span of 4 or 8 weeks you'll be able to break stereotypes and will be surprised on how diverse and special Mexican culture really is.

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT GUANAJUATO

IMPORTANT DATES AND PROGRAM FEES

Program: Summer Session I
Start date: May 30th
End date: June 27th

Application deadline: May 1st
Duration: 4 weeks

Program fee: $3,270 USD

Program: Summer Session II
Start date: June 27th
End date: July 25th

Application deadline: May 29th
Duration: 4 weeks

Program fee: $3,270 USD

Program: Summer Session I & II
Start date: May 30th
End date: July 25th

Application deadline: May 1st
Duration: 8 weeks

Program fee: $6,500 USD

WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM

Online Pre-Departure Orientation

Your study abroad experience begins with an online orientation where we will share practical information about the program and the city. You will also have the opportunity to ask anything you are curious about.

Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Right after you go through migration and pick up your suitcase, we will be there waiting for you. Delayed flight? Not to worry, we will monitor your flight to be right on time!
 

24/7 Leadership and Support

Any day, anytime, (even when you're traveling independently in Mexico) we'll always be one call away if you need us.

On-Site Orientation

Once you are in Guanajuato, you will participate in an orientation session to introduce you to the city and the culture. Orientation is held at different locations around the city and it includes various tours and fun activities with local students.

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Housing And All Meals

There is really no better way to immerse oneself in a culture than living with a host family. Your Mexican family will go out of their way to help and teach you all there is to know about Mexican culture.

Intensive Spanish Lessons

University tuition for 96 hours of Spanish classes at the University of Guanajuato, which include; conversation with native speakers, dance lessons, culture workshops, and other activities.

Trips and Excursions

Mexico is an exotic country with lots of things to discover. It is vast and it changes from region to region. During your time in Guanajuato we will visit Mexico City and the charming and historic town of Dolores Hidalgo.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to understand a society like Mexico's from within. Do you want to get involved with Women's rights in Mexico? How about helping at an animal shelter? Whatever your interests are, we will help you find the perfect match.

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HOUSING AND MEALS

"Mi casa es su casa" is a very popular Mexican saying that means "My home is your home". Our host families go through a careful screening process to make sure they've met all the conditions required and are eager to host you.

 

Your homestay will provide:

 

-  A private room with a bed, closet, and a desk

-  Wi-Fi

-  Three meals a day

-  Filtered water

-  Your laundry washed once a week (optional)

-  Friendship, integration as a family member, conversation in Spanish and advice when appropriate

 

Location of our homestays:

 

Our host families are located in different points of the city but all of them within a range of 15 - 20 minutes walking distance (or an 8-minute bus ride) from downtown Guanajuato.

 

INTENSIVE SPANISH COURSE

Intensive Spanish classes are a great way to take your Spanish level to the next level! Upon arrival, you will take a placement test which will determine what level of Spanish you'll be in. Each level integrates the teaching of grammar, reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension as well as socio-cultural aspects like Mexican history, literature, culture seminar and a workshop of popular dance. The classes take place with other international students 5 hours every day from Monday to Friday. 

TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Mexico City

 

Mexico City with its 9 million inhabitants is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.

 

During our visit to Mexico City, we will climb the pyramids of Teotihuacan, take a boat ride through the floating gardens of Xochimilco, learn about the social disparities of Mexico, visit Frida Kahlo´s house among many other things. 

 

San Miguel de Allende

 

San Miguel was named Best City in the World 2017 by 'Travel+Leisure' magazine... Do we need to say anything else?

 

Visits to Rural/Indigenous Communities

 

We will visit two rural/indigenous communities near the area of Guanajuato, we will learn about social disparities and collaborate in projects with these communities.