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Culture and Language Abroad, Guanajuato, Mexico

What we like about the school

  • Rooftop terrace

Culture and Language Abroad (CLA)

  • Culture and Language Abroad is situated in the colourful and historic Mexican city of Guanajuato. With Summer programmes housed in one of the most prestigious Universities in Mexico, the University of Guanajuato, students are in an excellent place to further their studies, whilst enjoying the culture and history of the city to it's fullest. Within walking distance of the school, you will find restaurants, eateries, markets and many of the cities attractions such as the Museo Iconográfico del Quijote and the Museo Casa Diego Rivera. The school has excellent facilities including free after-class access to language learning software, a terrace, auditorium, library, cafeteria, lounge, garden and free Wi-Fi. A student support desk is also available for all questions, queries and ...
    assistance. A UNESCO World Heritage city since 1988, Guanajuato's unique atmosphere, vibrance and history has inspired many renowned artists such as Frida Khalo, Muralist Diego Rivera and singer/songwriter Jose Alfredo Jimenez. The school is a non-profit which supplies fully immersive Spanish & Culture programmes for semesters throughout the year, as well as specific Summer programmes during the summer months. All courses include Homestay accommodation with a local family, including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The school's mission is to inspire students of all ages, bridging the world's cultures, whilst being a stepping stone for the personal and professional growth of its students.
  • The language school Culture and Language Abroad was founded in Guanajuato, Mexico in 2015.
  • Address: calle de abajo #21, colonia San Javier, 36020 - Guanajuato, Mexico (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: CLA International AC.
  • Tax registration ID: CIN150427RW6
  • Abbreviated name of school: CLA Guanajuato
  • Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 05 February 2021

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Culture and Language Abroad

CLA has introduced health requirements and measures of hygiene and social distancing which will be applied during all program activities and live sessions.
Our safety measures will always meet or exceed requirements from the local authorities.
- compliance on wearing a mask on public spaces
- avoiding crowds when possible
- distance between students in the classroom
- hand-washing
- social distancing
- self isolating when feeling symptomatic and notify CLA staff
- prevention practices like disinfecting or cleaning common areas or spaces
Students will be asked to bring hand sanitizing gel, a thermometer and a supply with face masks to use during the program.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Instituto CervantesPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalUniversity of Guanajuato

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Auditorium

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 21

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 3
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

4
3
5
7
81

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 05 Feb. 2021, 16 Mar. 2021, 09 Apr. 2021, 10 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 05 May 2021, 16 Sep. 2021, 12 Oct. 2021, 02 Nov. 2021, 16 Nov. 2021, 12 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Spanish Courses

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Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 21
Price in US$ -- -- -- 3270 3189 -- -- -- 6500 6338 -- -- 13830 13485
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Program includes:
- Online Pre-Departure Orientation and travel insurance
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Housing and all meals
- University tuition at the University of Guanajuato for up to 5 courses (15-18 U.S credits)
- Spanish classes as linguistic support throughout the semester
- A three-day excursion to Mexico City
- A one-day excursion to San Miguel de Allende
- Two one-day trips to nearby rural communities
- Volunteering opportunities
- On-site orientation
- 24/7 leadership and support.

General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 3270 3189 -- -- -- 6500 6338 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Program includes:
- Online Pre-Departure Orientation and travel insurance
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Housing and all meals
- University tuition for 96 hours of Spanish classes at the University of Guanajuato, which includes conversation with native speakers, dance lessons, culture workshops, etc.
- A three-day excursion to Mexico City
- Two one-day trips to nearby indigenous communities
- Volunteering opportunities
- On-site orientation
- 24/7 leadership and support

This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Universidad de Guanajuato, 36000, Guanajuato
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 17:00  - 19:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes

Accommodation

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, all of them within a range of 15 - 20 minutes walking distance (or an 8 minute bus ride) from downtown Guanajuato.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Football (soccer) 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

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Other Spanish schools in Guanajuato offering Spanish courses: 
  1. Don Quijote / Solexico Language & Cultural Centers, Barrio Pastita
  2. Plateros Spanish School, Centro

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    FAQ about Culture and Language Abroad, Guanajuato

  • Spanish courses at Culture and Language Abroad start at 798 US$ for Semester in Guanajuato: Spanish & Culture course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Culture and Language Abroad varies from 6 students (Summer Spanish + Culture) to 10 students (Semester in Guanajuato: Spanish & Culture)
  • 100% of teachers at Culture and Language Abroad hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Culture and Language Abroad comes from USA with a 81% representation, followed by students from Korea (7%) and Japan (5%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Culture and Language Abroad offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 20 for the rest of the year.
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