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Playa del Carmen, June 7-July 2, 2010

Join the Gavilan Spanish language program at the Soléxico Language and Cultural Center in Playa del Carmen, México. Earn up to 5 transferable units.
View of Playa del Carmen, México

Classes offered at different levels, from beginner to advanced. Classroom instruction plus local immersion in the Spanish language. Visit cultural centers. Live with a host family and enjoy hospitality, family meals, language practice, and exposure to the life and culture of México.

Approx. $1,600 per person
double occupancy
plus airfare

Playa del Carmen is located in the center of Mexico’s Riviera Maya in the state of Quintana Roo. In the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, this small city is approximately 35 minutes from Cancun’s international airport and 40 minutes from Tulum. Playa del Carmen attracts people from all over the world because of its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and its unmatched beautiful beaches. It is a great place to enjoy the cultural and historic richness of Mexico and the Mayan people.

The Soléxico Language and Cultural Center offers several levels of beginning through advanced Spanish instruction including Mexican and Latin American literature. Upon arrival at the school, students are given placement exams to determine their language level.

Monday through Friday, students have three hours of grammar, culture and literature, complemented by two-hour cultural workshops. The workshops are conducted in Spanish by local experts, and they are designed to increase the understanding of Mexican and Latin American culture as well as to expand language acquisition and retention.

In addition to language classes and cultural workshops, there are weekly Salsa classes, cooking classes, Spanish movies, and more. To fully maximize this learning experience, there are optional weekend excursions to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, and other attractions, at additional cost.


¿Questions?  --  we've got answers!

  Orientation meeting  --  Saturday, 02/27/2010, 10:00am, HU105

bullet Cost: approx. $1,600.00 plus airfare
see Program Details below
bullet Where do I sign up? Reserve a spot with a deposit, submit your application -
see Program Details below
bullet Can anyone go? Yes, the program is open to all.
bullet I've been out of school for 30 years... No problem, this is a very supportive environment, with small informal classes and individual attention.
bullet What if I'm not a student at Gavilan? No problem, it is very easy to register for Gavilan classes, just a few simple forms.
bullet Do I have to take the Gavilan College Placement Test? Generally  no, just register (the test is required for current High School Students - read about the details here).
bullet Do I need high school or college transcripts? Generally no, unless you are currently attending High School - read about the details here.
bullet Can I take my young son/daughter along? Yes, minors can participate in the program as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Contact David Pérez for other arrangements, such as daycare, family lodging, etc.

Contact: David Pérez, 408 848-4842, email:


Program Details

Dates June 7 - July 2, 2010
Cost approx. $1,600.00 (plus airfare)
Sign up Reserve a spot with a $200.00 non-refundable deposit - hurry, class is filling up fast;
Payment in full due May 1, 2010;
Fill out the application forms and waivers here
Included Accommodations with a Mexican host family
(shared room with half board)
Language classes at the Soléxico Language and Cultural Center
Not Included Customs fees and departure taxes
Gavilan College tuition and fees
$20 per Unit, plus $6 Gavilan College Fee
Flights Students book their own flights
Living Arrangements Students live with local families in their homes
Accommodations are double occupancy
Two daily meals are included
Classes 5 hours daily (grammar, conversation, culture)
Free School Activities Orientation, Fiesta Party
Salsa classes, Cooking classes, Spanish Language movies
Discussion sessions about current events
Information sessions preceding all activities and excursions
Optional Weekend Excursions Affordable weekend excursions to famous and historical places will be posted at the school. Students may sign up and join others from around the world on these exiting trips


... pictures ... pictures ... pictures ...
click here for a slide show of previous classes in Zacatecas


Click on the images below to learn more about Playa del Carmen and the Soléxico Center

Playa del Carmen info Yucatan - Playa Maya Playa del Carmen Soléxico Language and Cultural Center


To learn about the Summer Program in Spain, click here
 or contact Albert Marqués at 408 848-4794, email


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