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Learn Spanish in the fascinating colonial city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Experience the colonial charms of this highland city surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Oaxaca is one of the most unique cities in Mexico. It is the ideal location for Spanish immersion and exploring the pre-Hispanic past of the area. Join Sol Abroad for an unforgettable and engaging experience in a city that you are sure to fall in love with.
Spanish language classes in Oaxaca are taught at the University ofOaxaca (UABJO), which was established in 1827 as one of the firstuniversities in Mexico. Language classes are taught at the Facultad de Idiomas, the prestigious language branch of the university. The Spanish program began here in 1987 and has since evolved into an esteemed Spanish language institute. University facilities are located in the historic center of Oaxaca and are only a few blocks south of the famous Zócalo, or central plaza. The Facultad itself has a relaxed atmosphere, and its modern facilities include a spacious library, computer lab, and comfortable classroom space.
Each of our programs offers a homestay with a local Sol Abroad host family. This is the best way to experience true immersion (language and cultural) while abroad. We've found that many of our students call their homestay "the single most enriching and lasting part" of their journey.
World-class excursions are included in your study abroad program price and are a fundamental part of the abroad experience. We carefully select weekend excursions that allow you to discover more about the country in which you are studying and are based on cultural and educational importance or sites of natural beauty.
Pacific Beach Trip
The Oaxacan coast provides you with stunning cliffside views of thousands of small bays that dot its coastline.
Monte Albán Pre-Hispanic Pyramids
While in Oaxaca, you will visit the pre-Hispanic ruins of Monte Albán.
Mountain Springs (Hierve el Agua)
Hierve el Agua (or Boiling Water) is an impressive natural wonder located west of Oaxaca City.
All of our programs include cultural activities during the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of the country and make your stay the richest experience possible.
Volunteer and community service work while abroad is an excellent way to give back to the community and develop a deeper cultural understanding of the program location. Whether you teach English to local elementary school students, assist in a grassroots community service program, or just dedicate time to a food shelter, you will not only better your Spanish, but also make lifelong friends along the way!