Program Coordinator: Greg Lyons
Spend three weeks studying Spanish at the Escuela Don Quijote in Guanajuato, Mexico. On the first day of classes, you will be tested and placed according to your listening, speaking and writing skills in Spanish, regardless of which Spanish course you have registered for. This ensures that you derive maximum benefit from your classes.
You may earn 3 or 4 credits of college Spanish in either first or second year. You may choose from SPAN 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, or even 211a, 212a or 213a (conversation).
Other amenities at the school are free Spanish tutoring, use of a computer room with internet access and email, a student discount card, and language exchange with native speakers.
A selection of cultural classes in Mexican traditional songs, folklore, politics, current events, economy, history and salsa dancing is offered by Escuela Don Quijote at no extra charge in the evenings, and attendance is required for all students enrolled in our program. These classes offer valuable opportunities to practice the oral language skills studied in the morning classes. Twice weekly Latin-American films and documentaries are offered in the mornings and afternoons.
Optional weekend excursions may also be made via local transportation or tour guides, such as the Silver Mine or Dolores Hidalgo, the town that began the Mexican revolution against Spain, also well known for its popular Talavera ceramic pottery.