SPANISH IMMERSION RETREAT IN OAXACA
¡Piensa en español, vive Oaxaca!
Do you want to dive into the Spanish language with cultural activities, music, food, and communication with the locals?
NOTHING BEATS IMMERSION!
Our Immersion Retreat in Oaxaca offers you an enticing opportunity to explore Spanish language and culture in its purest form
Join an exclusive group
of up to 8 participants for a transformational Spanish immersion retreat in one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico.
You will experience
Oaxaca from the inside in an 8-day (7 nights) immersion retreat.
Mexican culture and speak Spanish like a local
& Mezcal tasting
We are committed to offering socially and environmentally responsible travel.
Your money will support indigenous women, children, NGOs and rural communities.
OUR IMMERSION retreat
is designed to make you SPEAK and EXPERIENCE
Oaxacan society and it’s realistic everyday situations
You will experience Oaxaca
like never before!
Most of our students choose to stay with a host family. A homestay provides the opportunity to practice your Spanish in real-life situations and learn more about the Oaxacan culture.
The host families provide breakfast and dinner. Our host families are located in residential areas in the south of the city, just 20 minutes walk to downtown.
GRASSROOTS INITIATIVES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
We will visit NGOs, indigenous villages, and women-owned cooperatives to learn about grassroots initiatives and community work.
MEMORABLE CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL VISITS
We will visit artisan workshops, architectural and archeological landmarks and artist studios.
FOOD & MEZCAL
Oaxacan is known as the Mexican food capital. You will experience authentic, delicious food and delicacies of Mexico.
Also, we will visit a maestro mezcalero, who will teach you the mezcal's magic during an exclusive tour.
TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS MEDICINE
Curanderos (healers) are well known in Oaxaca. They operate under various titles such as native healer, witch doctor or shaman. Curanderos often solve some maladies by using spiritual cleansings, essential oils, herbs, incense, and/or eggs.
For those interested in a Zapotec healing ceremony, you will have an opportunity to meet with a well-known curandera, so you can experience a limpia (ancestral energy healing ceremony).
We guarantee you that at the end of this amazing and life-changing retreat, you will begin thinking and dreaming in Spanish!
You will leave Oaxaca with:
- Increased confidence in your Spanish communicative skills
- A deeper understanding of the culture behind this beautiful language
- Like-minded friends who share your love for the Spanish language and culture
- An unforgettable experience
You know what’s more interesting?
To enhance your knowledge and broaden your horizons about the culture and MX-USA/CANADA migration patterns, we have meetings with organizations and experts for you!
What's included in the Oaxaca
The full program price for the 8-day (7 nights) adult program has a fee of 1,779 USD.
What's included in the fee?
What's not included:
To ensure individualized attention while offering the best experience, we have a limit of up to 8 participants!
Hola Everyone offers funding assistance to BIPOC! You can find more info here!
Ready to Transform Your Spanish With a Breath-taking Journey Through Oaxaca?
Send me a FREE BROCHURE!
- Registration will require a $200 deposit
- If you decide you need to change your travel dates, no problem. Your deposit is 100% transferrable!
- If you need to cancel 60 days before the program, you will receive a FULL refund!
Ready to Immerse Yourself?
We’d love to discuss your options.
Please tell us about your specific goals. You can also do this by typing a few sentences in the “Comment” box when you make the reservation.
Please email us anytime (in English or Spanish) with any questions you may have.
SCHEDULE A ZOOM MEETING
Let´s talk about it! Schedule a time and date and we will guide you through every step.
You will experience Oaxaca
from the inside!
We’re a Vancouver-based organization. Our founder has a good track record of amazing Spanish immersion programs in Oaxaca. Over the last 10 years, she has seen people being transformed by these language/culture programs.
Yes, they can join you for the whole program or for a portion of it. We are happy to arrange this for you. Also, if you prefer, they may be able to skip the private lessons and join the workshops and visits for an additional cost. Please let us know how we can make appropriate arrangements for you.
If that’s your preference, we can do so. However, the accommodations offered with host families offer you the opportunity for human and cultural interaction.
They may speak a little English. However, we encourage them to not speak English with you, so you can practice as much as possible.
We accommodate one student per host family as this increases your opportunity to speak Spanish. If you are traveling with your spouse, we will place you in the same family.
Our families are screened for: criminal and/or questionable social activity, general ¨likeability¨and friendliness, availability of the family during your time with them, and proximity to downtown Oaxaca.
Yes. Host families will try to adapt as much as possible to your specific food requirements.
We highly recommend you to use filtered/bottled water as tap water may be contaminated
Your safety is our priority. Oaxaca is one of the safest states in Mexico. Oaxaca is hand-picked because of our familiarity and close ties with the city. We make sure you have the most comfortable and safe experience possible.
On average, there are 5-6 hours each day of planned activities such as lessons, workshops and cultural engagement activities. You will always have the free time to explore the city on your own or rest if you prefer.
Shortly after you register, you will receive in-depth pre-departure information. If you have more questions before departing, you are welcome to schedule a call with the program coordinator too.
Absolutely. The program fee can be spread out over 2-3 payments. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, Master, Check and Cash.
All of our programs include private Spanish classes, a private room with a host family, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, private pick-up and drop-off at the Oaxacan airport, exclusive excursions & workshops, and a mezcal tasting party. Travel Journal for daily entry, your teachers can give you feedback on your writing skills.
No. The price you will see on this website is the price you are going to pay for the immersion program.
Your travel to and from Oaxaca, your accommodation in Oaxaca on the night(s) before and after the program depending on your day of arrival and departure. Your travel insurance, passport and tips are not included in the price of the program.
Yes, however, there are some restrictions. Please take a look at our sales terms for more details.
We require you to show proof of your own travel insurance. Usually this is less than $100 and can save you lots of money in case of an emergency. We recommend Travel Insurance for your coverage.
You can call us up at any time (604-442-4849), speak English (or Spanish), and get your questions answered immediately.