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    Arcos Journeys: Spanish Language & Mexican Culture

    Arcos Journeys: Spanish Language & Mexican Culture

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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Mexico
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Call: (512) 380-1706
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Study Spanish in Oaxaca, Mexico. Experience the colonial charms of this highland city surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Oaxaca is one of the most unique cities in Mexico, and is an ideal location for language immersion and exploring the country's pre-Hispanic past.

    Mexico is a country of rich traditions and contrasting landscapes. A land of snow-capped peaks, expansive deserts, cool cloud forests, and the beauty of two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Students will explore indigenous villages that still retain their native languages, and stroll through colonial cities with their welcoming plazas and inviting architecture. Students will discover the ancient past of the pre-Hispanic cultures, such as the Maya and Aztec, still alive today in traditional festivals and in many aspects of contemporary Mexican life. Mexico is a perfect destination to study Spanish and explore a unique Latin American country.

    Students earn college credit while studying at the University of Oaxaca (UABJO - Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca). Language classes and electives are offered by the prestigious language branch of the university. The university has a relaxed atmosphere, a spacious library, a computer center, and comfortable classroom space. 

    Arcos Journeys Abroad students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural activities, excursions, and volunteer/community service work. Cultural activities include visiting the Santo Domingo Cathedral and numerous art galleries, participating in dance classes, exploring organic food markets, engaging in yoga and cooking classes, touring different parts of the city, experiencing the Guelaguetza Folk Dance Celebration, and enjoying movie nights.

    Sudents travel to Monte Alban Pre-Hispanic Ruins, the Hierve al Agua Mountain Springs, the Mitia Pyramids, and Saint James Monastery.

    Cost and Session Information

    All summer study abroad programs include tuition, full room & board with host family, excursions, cultural activities, 24/7 onsite directors support, international medical insurance, transcripts & much more!

    Reviews (4)

    • Oaxaca 1 Month Summer Program
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      Reviewed on 23/08/2022 by bzielina23

      I really enjoyed this summer program! Not only did I get to learn more about the Oaxaca culture but I also got to bond with my host mom and peers. I enjoyed learning at the university as the teachers were always very understanding and helpful. I also loved exploring Oaxaca during our group excursions and after school with my peers.

    • Great Program!
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      Reviewed on 10/08/2022 by shaunamaenza

      I spent 2 weeks in Oaxaca and wish I'd gone at least a month. I loved the teachers who taught the Spanish classes, they were knowledgeable and fun! Nahu was the best! I loved him and will miss him so much! The city of Oaxaca was not like anything I expected. They had parades and everyone dances in the streets. We went on beautiful hikes, I really liked the waterfall. My host mom, Anita, was so kind and funny. I can't wait to find another program for next summer.

    • arcos oaxaca program - phenominal
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      Reviewed on 07/08/2022 by lilah-amonlucas

      I spent all of july 2022 (the summer before my hs senior year) in oaxaca with arcos and had an amazing time. At school, both of my language teachers were so kind and funny and patient. I really enjoyed exploring the city in the activities after school but the all day weekend trips were my favorite part of the trip. My host moms food was delicious and having so many meals sitting across from someone who only spoke spanish, really tested and improved my conversation abilities. The hike and swim we did at Hierve de Agua one saturday was so special, and made even more special because Nahu knew the perfect local guide. Really great program, I whole heartedly recommend.

    • Spanish Immersion in Mexico
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      Reviewed on 05/11/2021 by ccollins2023

      My biggest benefit for attending this trip was how I was put out of my comfort zone almost constantly. It made me appreciative for all that I have in the United States and it made me more confident in my own ability to figure things out on my own. I got comfortable talking to strangers in a foreign language, finding my way around a strange city, and trying new foods and activities. I really appreciate the way that this program made me grow as a person.