Homestay and Spanish Lessons

Cuernavaca, State of Morelos, Mexico



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The past three weeks have been an experience of a lifetime. Not only did we (husband) and I greatly improve our Spanish, it provided us the opportunity to get to know our adopted country. (We are permanent residents of La Paz, BCS.)

Our host family - mother and two teenage daughters were outstanding. We had an apartment separate from the family. However, we ate all of our breakfasts with the family.

The location was one of the reasons we picked this particular program. We wanted to be within walking distance to all of the wonderful sights and sounds of this historical city. Our expectations were exceeded. We visited Cortez's Palace and museum, the cathedral, the Borda Gardens, the Morelos Theater, The Robert Brady house and museum etc.

During the investigation stage of which of the many Spanish language schools in Cuernavaca to choose, I wrote to two prior students for their comments. Their personal recommendations about the quality of teaching and all of the cultural activities after classes and during the weekends were instrumental on our picking CICU.

Louise Lanoy, Retired - Canada

  CICU has a prime location because of its proximity to the center of town, markets, restaurants, and multiple sites of interest. The coordinatorhas a 'hands-on' approach to running the CICU program and his response to questions or needs is immediate. He and the instructors are real people who have a dedicated interest in the success and well being of their students. A weekly schedule blends culture, tours, and social activities into the curriculum to produce an appealing calendar of events for students. Classes are organized and run on time although Eugenio and the instructors can be flexible and allow for adjustments as needed.

Janet Schmidt. Director of Federal/Special Programs and Grants
Mason Independent School District


I am very satisfied with the pace of the course and its content. I felt that the teachers adapted the program to my three week stay. Now I have a full perspective of the various tenses and verbs; this was my objective. My advice to future students: Come to Cuernavaca and enjoy. There is a good balance between introduction to the Spanish language and the Mexican Culture.

Louis Brunet - Retired - Quebec, Canada



CICU is a GREAT program for anyone who wants to learn Spanish, regardless of how much they already know. The staff is warm, flexible, and genuinely compassionate -- they really care about the well-being of their students! The classes are excellent for students of all levels and the trips are great. I cannot imagine a better way to learn Spanish!

Bret Polish - High School Teacher/Musician - California



My stay was very confortable and enjoyable because I could interact not only with family members but also with other foreign and Mexican students staying with my host family.

I was located near the city center so it was convenient to do shopping, etc. Teachers are very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Mexican society and culture.

In addition to Spanish lessons I could visit museums and other city atractions and had lunch with my teachers....

Asako Maruyama - InterAmerican Bank - Tokio, Japan



"The instruction was first-class! My teacher could  not have been better.  She was well-prepared every day, and she was ready to teach those aspects of the language that I needed to learn the most. (If you come to this school) it will make your efforts worthwhile. Also, you should know that the director, Gino, is a very concerned, commited,

and devoted worker. I was most grateful for his concern about my own safety and convenience as well as the safety and convenience of all of his students. Working with him has been very pleasant. My host family was very kind. I don't think they could have made me feel more welcomed than they did. I was very grateful for everything. The food was excellent, the people were terrific, and the rooms were very good.

Chuck Selvaggio - Master Professor - Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington- Delaware


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