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Looking for advice on Spanish Schools in Mexico
Posted February 25th, 2013 - 4:04 pm by from Geyserville, United States (Permalink)
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has previous experience taking Spanish Courses in Mexico? I am leaving in 2 weeks and there are so many schools to choose from that I thought I should ask my Couch Surfing Community :)
please email me or respond to my personal CS profile.
Thanks tons, Erin
PS...Anyone want to join me?

Posted February 27th, 2013 - 5:12 am by from Santa Rosa, United States (Permalink)
Hi Erin,
I have more experience with language programs in Guatemala.

The city of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala is perfect. Alot of people studying spanish and doing volunteer work. A very upbeat, progressive community and a fascinating, tranquilo country.

I'd pick a city/region that is interesting and stay with a local host family. That way you pick up more of the culture along the way.

In Mexico I would consider Oaxaca or San Cristobal de las Casas as interesting areas to explore while you're learning the language.

Que te vaya muy bien en tu viaje.

Mark "Marcos" Harrington

Posted March 4th, 2013 - 3:35 am by from Santa Rosa, United States (Permalink)
I've also been to a language school in Quetzaltenango and highly recommend the city. Schools are cheaper in Guatemala and the locals are less likely to speak English so you get more practice. You can even find plane tickets that are about the same as to Mexico.

Quetzaltenango is a great city that I could even see myself living in part of the year. They have all types of food from all over the world, your school will usually throw in a free weekly salsa lesson at a dance school nearby as well as other free activities to get to know the culture better and have you stay with a family (unless you'd prefer not to). I really want to go back.

Have fun wherever you go!