WHO WE ARE
Culture and Language Abroad is a uniquely immersive study program based in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Guanajuato, Mexico. Unlike less personal exchange programs, we focus on designing individual curriculum experiences that are authentic to both student’s needs and local culture. CLA is a non-profit founded and operated by a dedicated team of international educators – who also happen to be Guanajuato natives – whose university and community networks assure that program participants will study and live like a true local.
To inspire students of all ages through the discovery of new places and faces, to bridge the distance between foreign cultures, and to become a stepping stone for personal and professional growth.
To give students the opportunity to live authentic cultural experiences, to provide them with skills to better understand the world around them, and to inspire them to take a more proactive role in shaping the future.
FOUNDER & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Maria del Mar Estrada