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8-July 6, 2008
|Join the Gavilan
Spanish language program at Fenix Language Institute in Zacatecas, México.
Earn 5 transferable units.
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. $1,200 per person
Zacatecas, founded in 1557, is a charming colonial city in the state of
Zacatecas, home of the Fenix Language Institute. Instituto Fenix is a
language school that hosts students, professionals, and diplomats from
around the world. The staff has extensive experience in teaching Spanish
as a second language. To enhance one's Spanish language skills, the
Institute secures accommodations in the home of a Mexican family to give
the student real-life opportunities to learn more about Mexican culture.
The Institute offers several levels of beginning
through advanced Spanish instruction including Mexican and Latin American
literature. Upon arrival at the Institute, students are given an oral
interview and a written exercise 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
In addition to language classes and cultural
workshops, there are weekly lectures or cultural presentations at the
Institute. To fully maximize this learning experience, we have also
included a weekend cultural excursion to Balneario Valladolid, as well as
visits to local museums in Zacatecas. Additional cultural excursions will
be made available at extra cost.
¿Questions? -- we've
meeting -- Saturday, 03/08/2008, 10:00am,
approx. $1,200.00 plus airfare
see Program Details below
do I sign up? Reserve a spot with a deposit, submit
your application -
see Program Details below
anyone go? Yes, the program is open to all.
been out of school for 30 years... No problem, this
is a very supportive environment, with small informal
classes and individual attention.
if I'm not a student at Gavilan? No problem, it is
very easy to register for Gavilan classes, just a
few simple forms.
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).
I need high school or college transcripts? Generally
no, unless you are currently attending High School
about the details here.
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,
Contact: David Pérez, 408
848-4842, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 8 - July 6, 2008
$1,200.00 (plus airfare)
a spot with a $200.00 non-refundable deposit - hurry, class
is filling up fast;
Payment in full due May 5, 2008;
Fill out the application
forms and waivers here
with a Mexican host family
Three meals per day
Language classes at the
fees and departure taxes
Gavilan College tuition and fees
$20 per Unit, plus $6 Gavilan College Fee
book their own flights
live with local families in their homes
Accommodations are double occupancy
Three daily meals are included
hours daily (2 hours grammar, 2 hours conversation, 1 hour
party, Farewell Party
Theater workshop, Spanish Language movies
Discussion sessions about current events
Information sessions preceding all activities and excursions
weekend excursions to famous and historical cities outside
of Zacatecas will be posted at the
school. Students may sign up and join others from around
the world on these exiting trips
To learn about the Summer Program in
Spain, click here
contact Albert Marqués at 408 848-4794, email
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Last updated on
September 08, 2008 .
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