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NRCSA Center: International Studies Center
Cuernavaca, Mexico  


About the NRCSA Center

Classes are held in the bustling, semi-tropical city of Cuernavaca, just 90 minutes south of Mexico City. The programs are well organized, and are designed to enable students to quickly communicate in Spanish. Additionally, the programs have a strong cultural component helping students to understand the Latin American Culture, enabling the students to understand the cultural nuances of the language. Students also enjoy the activities and excursions included in the program, including extensive field study excursions to sites of archaeological and historical interest in Mexico.

Students of all ages and professions attend programs at this Center. The common bond of all the students is their desire to learn to speak the Spanish language, and an intellectual curiosity about the history and culture of Mexico.

Program Highlights:

  •   Intensive study of the Spanish language
  •   Small classes (never more than 5 students per class)
  •   All teachers are native speakers of Spanish
  •   Begin any Monday: year-round program
  •   Comprehensive Latin American studies program
  •   Professional programs for business, medicine, & social work
  •   Housing with Mexican families

The teaching staff is made up of experienced, well-qualified instructors. They are dedicated professionals who enjoy working with the students. Outside of classes, the teachers also participate in the social, cultural, and research programs that are offered. All teachers are native Spanish speakers. The administrative staff provides additional assistance to the students, such as ensuring that classes are going well and that the housing is adequate. The staff also helps students gain confidence in the usage of the Spanish language.


About Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca, also known as "the land of eternal spring," is a colonial city located about 50 miles south of Mexico City, at an altitude of 1,542 meters (5,280 feet) above sea level. The institute situated in a large villa surrounded by tropical gardens. In addition to classrooms and administrative offices, the school contains a library, video room, and a swimming pool. Though the school is located on a quiet street, it is within three blocks of a post office, a bank, restaurants, a bakery, several grocery stores, pharmacies, a small hotel, and a stationary store, and it is near many other educational and recreational facilities. When students depart each day, they remain surrounded by the Spanish language.

Students are invited to become involved in the activities of the Cuernavaca community. In addition to those activities provided by the families with whom students live, there are concerts, art exhibitions,
plays, and other cultural activities each week. The close proximity to Mexico City, the intellectual and the cultural heart of the country, provides additional opportunities for enriching and educational experiences.

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