• Mexico
    • Mexico City
    • Cuernavaca

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
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Starting Price
Price Details
The starting price is for our "Super Early Bird" offer, on 2 week courses. Contact us today to find out more.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Some Meals Some Park Fees Transportation Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Immersion experiences; Weekend excursions.

What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Sep 14, 2023
May 13, 2024
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About Program

"IA Summer" The program that started it all!

Come and join us this summer on our multi-award winning Spanish-language immersion program leading the way in Mexico!

All our Summer courses includes 30-60 hours of Spanish tuition at one of the most highly-regarded Spanish schools in Mexico, a unique schedule of cultural immersion events and a series of excursions to diverse locations around Mexico, from the stunning crystal-clear waters of the "Las Estacas" natural park to the fascinating buried pyramid of Cholula. Whether you are a complete beginner or you already speak advanced Spanish, learn Spanish the best way - through real cultural immersion, travel and the best Spanish classes!

Our "IA Summer" courses have four separate start dates - please check the website for details.

Get in touch today to find out more!

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Program Highlights

  • Study: Daily classes at one of the leading Spanish schools in Mexico (30-60 hours)
  • Immerse: Exciting cultural immersion events (Aztec ceramic event; Mexican cookery class; authentic salsa class; trip to Xochicalco)
  • Travel: Fascinating excursions into the true beauty of Mexico (Tepotzlan; Las Estacas; Taxco; Mexico City, Xochimilco; Cholula)
  • Live: A choice of the best accommodation - either homestays or independent living
  • And everything else! (Daily Mexican breakfasts; pre-arrival “Needs Analysis” session with native teacher; private airport pickup service; bespoke arrival package; certificate of course completion; 24/7 support from the IA team)

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  • Instruction 4.95
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  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Value 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Perfect Summer out of the UK

I loved every moment on Iguana Abroad. There were some great travel moments with the group, delicious food, some funny (and sometimes surreal) stories and overall lots of unforgettable memories! Most importantly, we were joined on the trip by some great guys who made the trip extremely special. I also learnt more Spanish than I thought I would in such a short time. The course was structured into morning lessons at the Spanish school (9am to 12am) then in the afternoons there were either social events with the group, or free time to explore the city or practice Spanish with friends. The accommodation was simple but comfortable and well located. The organization of the program was excellent - before we arrived there was always good communication and the trip ran very smoothly.

  • Good communication and organization of the course
  • Spanish teaching very good
  • Interesting location
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Amazing, authentic, fun Spanish-language experience :)

Iguana Abroad was an amazing course :) One thing that I really liked about the course was that there were always a lot of opportunities to meet Mexicans on the program, both at the Spanish school and also after the classes during the immersion activities and excursions. The weekend excursions were always with a mix of people from our Iguana group and Mexican friends, which made the events really sociable and perfect for learning Mexican Spanish and informal/slang words. Mexico is an incredible country – very different to how I was imagining it before I arrived. In every town and village (even the smallest places) you can find incredible historical architecture and ancient monuments, and the whole country has a mix of Aztec and Spanish history, which makes the experience of studying Spanish there really diverse and rewarding. I fell in love with Mexico on the program - I hope I can come back next summer... Fingers crossed!

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The best Spanish course

I decided to join Iguana Abroad because I have family from Argentina and I always wanted to communicate with them in their own language (my grandpa never taught my mum, so the language has been lost for two generations now). Iguana Abroad was the perfect program for me because living in Mexico on an immersive course you learn Spanish so much faster than you would at home, and it’s also a lot more fun! :) The program focuses on authentic conversational Spanish as well as reading and writing, so it was the perfect balance between learning the structure of the language and also feeling like you are developing the skills to speak to native speakers. When I called my grandpa on the program and spoke to him in Spanish I almost cried because I could tell how proud he was of me hearing me speak his language. I am so grateful to Iguana Abroad for this experience. I hope I can come back one day :)

  • Spanish classes with native speakers
  • Accommodation included
  • Excursions and immersion events really help improve your Spanish
4 people found this review helpful.
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An awesome Spanish program with great people

Iguana Abroad was such a rewarding experience. The program allows you to live in Mexico while learning Spanish, travelling and generally getting to know this awesome country! To be fully immersed in a culture and learn from local Mexican teachers was such a special opportunity and something I will remember for the rest of my life. Everyone on the course was so welcoming and open to share their life experiences of Mexico and the staff on the program made us feel excited about Mexico and Mexican culture. I would like to especially thank Harry and Harry for organizing the program and also the Spanish teaching staff for their patience with my slow uptake of Spanish vocabulary!

4 people found this review helpful.
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10/10 Spanish Language Course

I found Iguana Abroad online as I was looking for summer programs to boost my Spanish level while spending the summer outside the US. The program is a really cool mix of Spanish lessons and cultural immersion, with time for relaxing as well as some daily structure to help keep you focused. We visited Aztec ruins, a village in the mountains with Spanish-era architecture, lots of nature and also an Aztec city built on canals (the Mexican Venice!). Seeing Mexican daily life and day to day Mexican culture was really eye-opening – I loved visiting the markets, buying local products, and seeing how local Mexicans live their daily lives. I also loved meeting Spanish speakers on the course during the weekend trips and excursions – many of the Mexican people who we met on the trips and at the Spanish school have become my close friends. Overall, Iguana Abroad was a perfect immersion program, both for learning Spanish and also enjoying the cultural sides of the country. Gracias Iguana Abroad!

4 people found this review helpful.
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Que Chido! Mexican Adventure

After coming to Mexico on Iguana Abroad I can confidently say that Mexico is my favorite country I’ve been to so far. I LOVE the Mexican style of art, all the vibrant colors that you see everywhere, the food, the music, the traditional arts and crafts… Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Mariachi… The country is so full of life, it makes you feel energised and alive being there. The Iguana Abroad course for me was a perfect way to experience the country for the first time because they organize most of the details (Spanish lessons, Accommodation, weekend trips, Airport transport, etcetera), which makes the trip a lot less stressful. Plus the course was really fun. Some of my favorite memories from the trip were from the Iguana Abroad immersion events (dancing Salsa with a tropical rainstorm happening outside was memorable!), as well as the cookery class and the excursions outside of the city. I loved every moment of it.

4 people found this review helpful.
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Iguana Abroad!

Iguana Abroad was amazing! The course was a perfect way to see Mexico while also learning Spanish and exploring both with a group and independently. Compared to the US the Spanish lessons were very conversation-focused, which was perfect for me because my aim was to speak Spanish fluently in my time in Mexico. I came on Iguana Abroad with friends but I would definitely recommend doing it on your own as well because everyone on the group was super friendly and welcoming. If you are in two minds, I would say do it – you won’t regret it :)

4 people found this review helpful.
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Iguana Abroad Summer Program

I thought that Iguana Abroad was a brilliant program with a wide range of people from all around the world in a very cool part of Mexico. The trip set itself apart from other similar programs that I have done due to the high quality of Spanish teaching, the frequent opportunity for authentic Spanish immersion and the interesting locations that were offered on the weekend trips. I stayed in a homestay during the program and I am so glad that I did – my homestay family was lovely and they really helped me to feel at home in Mexico and helped me connect with the culture. I also think my Spanish improved a lot just by being around Spanish speakers 24/7. Overall, Iguana Abroad offered the perfect balance of Spanish lessons, immersion events and free time to allow us to make the most of Mexico without it ever feeling overwhelming. Would recommend!

6 people found this review helpful.

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