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What our students said about Oaxaca

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The accommodations were just a couple of blocks (to the west) of an unsafe area

Maxine

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Oaxaca

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 10 reviews

Great staff, lessons were hard (which is fine).
No specific arrangements were made for me to be taken to the airport so I was picked up by a taxi who asked for payment after I paid $70 for pre-arranged transport. That made me feel very uncomfortable.

24 February 2020
Course: Intensive 15 - 1 week
Student age: 66 years

Maxine
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 10 reviews

I enjoyed the courtyard space and community feeling.

4 February 2020
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 29 years

Deborah
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 10 reviews

The teachers and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. They are more than willing to help you out with other issues that you might be having on your travels.
All Fantastic. I really enjoyed my trips and classes. I would visit Solexico again.

10 July 2013
Course: Intensive 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Matthew
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 10 reviews

Professional, kindly and helpful. There were students from many countries.

6 March 2013
Course: Intensive 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 68 years

Vibeke
Denmark

Interesting information about Oaxaca

Key Facts about Oaxaca

Population: 263,000

Time zone: +4h. (GMT -6)

Region: Oaxaca,

Currency: MXN (1 MXN = 0.0488 USD)

Oaxaca quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (10 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: January

Low season: October

Average course price per week (High season): 250 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 304 US$

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Mexico average):54.29 MXN (54% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type A
    • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 127 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

    Public transportation in Oaxaca

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    Events in OaxacaBest time to take a language course in Oaxaca

    July
    Guelaguetza
    Guelaguetza

    July 2022Guelaguetza or Lunes del Cerro (Mondays on the Hill) is an indigenous event where representatives of the 16 different ethnolinguistic groups in the area come together to celebrate and put on display their traditions and culture with folk dances and regional attire.

    October
    Day of the dead
    Day of the dead

    October 2022 - November 2022One of the places with the most colourful Day of the Dead celebrations in the country, Oaxaca's streets are filled with skeletons of all sorts and sizes. Graveyards and home altars are full of flowers, candles and offerings and households prepare a feast for their dead loved ones.

    December
    Radishes night
    Radishes night

    December 2022Unique to Oaxaca, this tradition dates back to 1897 when the city set up a formal competition. Each year, just before Christmas the city holds a competition for the best carvings made from radishes.

    What to do in Oaxaca

    Santo Domingo Temple
    Santo Domingo Temple
    The Museum of Oaxacan Cultures
    The Museum of Oaxacan Cultures
    Zócalo
    Zócalo
    Oaxaca
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    Arrival Airport

    Oaxaca - Xoxocotlán International (OAX) - 7 km. from Oaxaca city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Taxi: 194 MXN, 10 minutes drive to city center of Oaxaca

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