There is no better place to study Spanish than in Cuernavaca, capital of the state of Morelos, “city of eternal spring,” boasting a mean temperature of 75 degrees. Because of the mild mountain climate, it is cooler in Cuernavaca in summer than in Alaska. Winter temperatures are balmy with chilly nights. The city boasts a score of schools specializing in teaching Spanish to foreigners.
The best school in Mexico, perhaps in all of Latin America, is UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL (UNINTER) . No one else can match the beauty of its physical plant, the enormous variety of its offerings, the high quality of instruction, and the wealth of social and cultural programs and excursions.
UNINTER is without a doubt the most beautiful school in Mexico with attractively manicured lawns and gardens, cheerful classrooms, a specialized library, money exchange, and most important, a staff of dynamic Mexican teachers and administrators dedicated to your instruction.
The quality of the academic program has attracted a score of universities from the United States and Canada, including the State Universities of New York, California, and Arizona, Union College, the University of Utah, and many more.
Former students have included the ambassadors to Mexico from the United States (Hon. James Jones), Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia. Internationalizing the student body are personnel from major airlines like Lufthansa, Swissair, and Scandinavian Airlines. The casually dressed student sharing your table in the cafeteria might be a foreign diplomat or President of General Electric de Mexico or Vice-president of Coca Cola or Pepsi Cola, (all former students).
New classes begin every Monday all year around for programs from two weeks to entire semesters. There are six hours of instruction daily from 8 to 2, and optional extra hours at no cost from 2-4. This includes both large and small group instruction. The three hour intensive small groups never exceed five students and can be much smaller off season. (The busiest months are June and July). An even more intensive executive program meets the needs of those requiring a rapid total immersion.
Prices for 2016/17
Family accomodations with three meals cost $25 US per person double occupancy, $30 single, $45 -$60 deluxe. Apartment rentals near the campus are described under that category on this site.
In addition to a $100 lifetime registration fee, weekly tuition in the regular program is $270 U.S., with discounts for returning students.
The executive program $550 (Option 4), $800 (Option 3), $950 (Option 2) and $1,250 (Option 1). E-mail for details.
Long term and group discounts can be negotiated.
Pickup at the Mexico City airport can be arranged for $100 per car or $140 van (3 to 7 persons, same address).
You can register directly with the school through its web page link http://www.spanishschool.uninter.edu.mx or you may request a form be emailed to you as an attachment for you to fill out and return to this address. firstname.lastname@example.org. You can be guaranteed admission to begin any monday throughout the year.
Please return the application with your check for $100 registration fee payable to : James Horn, P.O. Box 373, Brockport NY 14420-0373. Be sure to check out the Rental Apartment section of this site for affordable deluxe lodging walking distance of the school.
See also Villa Golondrina at Tripadvisor.com Vacation Rentals Cuernavaca.