Make an effort

Growth: 8
Support: 3
Fun: 9
Housing: 10
Safety: 9

In order for my Spanish to improve, I had to make friends with local Mexicans, outside of the program. When you're with other Americans the whole time you slip into English. Ordering things at restaurants is not enough Spanish practice to leave the country with much improvement. My Spanish would not improve if I had not found friends outside the program. Plus, it's a great way to learn the local culture and figure out the places to go for fun! I recommend this program almost solely based on the fact that Merida, Mexico is one of the most wonderful places I have ever been and I would gladly live there for the rest of my life. But like I said for your Spanish to improve, you really need to make an effort. I know many students who left with no improvement in their Spanish whatsoever. It's all up to you.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would