Spanish Language
& Mexican Culture

| Mexico

Spanish Immersion

Travel to the colonial city of Oaxaca for a TRUe immersion experience!

Set in the highlands of Oaxaca state and surrounded by the lush Sierra Norte mountains, Oaxaca is the culinary and artistic center of Mexico. Take classes at the prestigious University of Oaxaca. All levels of Spanish and elective classes such as Mexican Civilization & Culture are available. With a communicative approach in mind, expect a lot of conversation practice and emphasis placed on learning about the many facets of the fascinating local cultures. With Arcos Journeys you will greatly improve your command of Spanish and your knowledge of Mexico!

Students posing in front of a fountain in Oaxaca, Mexico

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18

Minimum Group Size: 4 students
Maximum Group Size: 20 students
Focus: Language & Cultural Immersion
Level of Spanish: All levels
Accommodation: Homestay
Airport Code: OAX (Xoxocotlán International Airport)
Program Location: Oaxaca City

What's Included

Room & Board | Tuition | Onsite Directors | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance

Summer Classes & Descriptions

Electives taught in English

University of Oaxaca

* Electives are only offered for students who stay for the 3 week Summer I session or the 4 week Summer II session. Electives run the full 3 weeks or full 4 weeks. If someone comes for a 2 week session they will not complete the content.

Electives taught in Spanish

University of Oaxaca


Indigenous women with baskets in Oaxaca, Mexico


typical day

Students jumping in front of a street mural in Oaxaca

Morning: Breakfast and walk to class.

Midday: Lunch and siesta at your homestay.

Afternoon: Cultural activities and leisure time.

Evening: Dinner at homestay, relax, and a good night's sleep.






Jun 08 - Jun 29 CLOSED

22 days

Summer I

1 class (45 hours)


Jun 15 - Jun 29 CLOSED

15 days

Summer I

1 class (30 hours)


Jun 29 - Jul 13 CLOSED

15 days

Summer II

1 class (45 hours)


Jun 29 - Jul 27 CLOSED

29 days

Summer II

2 classes (90 hours)


Jul 13 - Jul 27

15 days

Summer II

1 class (45 hours)


Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount

Students visiting a traditional weaving workshop in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico
Calenda parade in the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico
Students hiking at Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico