Mexican culture is a blend of three influences: Native American culture, Spanish culture, and the unique Mexican culture that has developed over time. The Plaza of Three Cultures in Mexico City symbolizes these traditions. The plaza includes the stone ruins of an Aztec marketplace and a Catholic Church built by the Spanish. Nearby, skyscrapers stand as a symbol of modern Mexico.
Mexico’s traditional way of life can be seen in small villages and farming towns. At the center of each village is a plaza. People gather in the plaza to talk and hold weekly markets. Many people in Mexico’s rural areas live in poverty. Some homes have only one room and a dirt floor. Farmhouses often lack electricity and running water. Such conditions have forced many Mexicans to leave the countryside for urban settings. Cities offer more opportunities for employment, services, and education.
Mexicans celebrate Independence Day on September 16. On that day they reenact Father Hidalgo’s call to rise up against Spanish rule. People also watch fireworks, dance, and play music in the streets until late at night.
On November 1 and 2, Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead. The holiday honors loved ones who have died. At least once a year, each village also celebrates a fiesta with parades, games, and feasts. A fiesta usually takes place on a saint’s day. This is a day that honors the memory of a holy person.
We offer multiple courses in Mexico in all the different cities.
Standard Spanish Course
This Spanish language course is ideal for students who wish to improve their Spanish language very quickly. It focuses on combining the most important skills when learning a language: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
One-to-One Spanish Course
A one-to-one course offers you the opportunity to focus on your needs and on your Spanish skills with the full attention of a tutor.
Combonation Spanish Course
The ideal way to improve your Spanish rapidly, combining the advantages of the standard group and those of individual lessons.
Our accommodation is carefully selected and visited regularly throughout the year by our accommodation department.
You can choose from one of the following possibilities:
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting, while studying Spanish in one of the 2 cities to offer. These homes are often between 5 – 15 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to discover and taste the local cuisine.
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Mexico, but this tends to be more expensive. International House provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own.
International House provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own.