WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM
HOUSING AND MEALS
During your time in Guanajuato you will study and live as a true local.
"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
- 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 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.
Spanish intensively, 5 hours every day in a combination of classes and fun/cultural activities.
From Mexico City to indigenous communities, our trips and excursions will show you what Mexico is really all about.
With an amazing host family that will treat you like one more member of the family.