Culture and Language Abroad is a small, local, non-profit organization founded in 2015 by fur ex-study abroad addicts who wanted to give its participants the best, most authentic experience Mexico could offer.
The program is located in the city of Guanajuato which is a long time favorite for curious travelers, avid photographers and adventure seekers. Guanajuato is a medium size colonial town (about 180K inhabitants) with intricate pathways and cobblestone streets.
The city is very safe for tourists and locals alike and it hosts two important international festivals each year; The GIFF (Guanajuato International Film Festival) and the FIC (International Cervantino Festival) which is one of the three largest arts, music and theatre festivals in Latin America.
As a student is Guanajuato you will be able to walk everywhere, enjoy the sun, take in the vibrant colors and architecture and make local friends. It is really the perfect place to study abroad!
- Improve your Spanish skills
- Earn up to 15 US university credits
- Meet new people and make friends for life
- Explore Mexico and break stereotypes
- Get out of your comfort zone
What to Expect
All study abroad students must enroll in a minimum of four courses (and up to five)at the University of Guanajuato each semester. You can choose your courses within any division based in Campus Guanajuato.
Schedule varies on course by course basis; classes are 55 minutes.
Online Pre-Departure Orientation
University tuition at the University of Guanajuato for up to 4 courses (15-18 U.S credits)
Housing & Meals
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
Your laundry washed once a week (optional)
Friendship, integration as a family member, conversation in Spanish and advice when appropriate
Our host families are all within 15 - 20 minutes walking distance (or an 8-minute bus ride) from downtown Guanajuato.
Homestays provide three meals a day + snacks