Students attending the program are generally professionals, and are dedicated to learning Spanish by actively participating in the program. Consequently the program is geared towards the more serious and motivated students whose need to acquire Spanish is acute. The following services are at the disposal of students: fax machine, mail service, sale of Mexican stamps, telephones (including long-distance), local connections for laptop computers with personal e-mail accounts, Internet access, laundry service, money-changing, airport shuttle, exposure to traditional Mexican music, opportunity to play a variety of sports, home stay with a Mexican family, and an orientation to Mexican culture.
Cuernavaca, better known as "The City of Eternal Spring." is the capital of the state of Morelos. It stretches across a beautiful green valley and, at about 4,950 feet above sea level, enjoys a lovely average year-round temperature of 70 to 80 degrees. The state is also known for being the birthplace of Emiliano Zapata, beloved hero of the Mexican Revolution. Today in Morelos, one still encounters the progressive spirit that he inspired here, making the city a center that hosts a myriad of activists, writers, musicians, and a growing environmental movement. Cuernavaca and the surrounding area, in addition, boast impressive biodiversity, dramatic mountains, abundant and colorful vegetation, and striking examples of colonial architecture. Furthermore, the presence of indigenous peoples, primarily Nahuatl-speaking, enriches the cultural landscape and serves as testimony to Mexico's great plurality.