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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer I, Summer II, Summer III, Summer IV
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: International Studies, Literature, Spanish
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2
Program Description:
Language and Culture in Mexico

Specialized summer language and culture study in a community-based context

Based in Cuernavaca, the capital of the Mexican state of Morelos in central Mexico, this exciting summer program offers coursework in Spanish language and culture, with a focus on contemporary issues in peace, justice, and human rights. 

The program is taught over four, 3.5-week sessions and students can opt for more than one session, taking up to three courses throughout the summer. An array of excursions, a trip to Mexico City, invited guest experts, and a commitment to maintaining a community-based ethos through participation in homestays characterize this unique opportunity. 

  • Customizable - choose from language courses such as Business Spanish, Spanish for Ministry, and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals.
  • Cuernavaca is known as the “City of Eternal Springtime” for its mild, enjoyable weather. Your home base there will be the “Casa Augsburg,” located in the San Antón neighborhood, a 15-20 minute walk from downtown.
  • Cuernavaca also boasts many grassroots organizations and alternative health practices and is known for its history of advocacy for the rights of Indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, workers, and environmental sustainability.
  • An internship option, as well as an independent research option, is available with this program.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.