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.
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.
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 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.
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.