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It’s your time to travel!

This nine-day program is designed for retirees to get a taste of the heart of Mexico while learning Spanish and enjoying cultural outings. You’ll gain an understanding of the fascinating, diverse and warm Mexican culture through first-hand experiences and interactions with local people.

Begin each weekday with two hours of survival Spanish, a maximum of five students per class. Classes will focus on ways to communicate in Spanish and how to feel comfortable traveling in Mexico.

Cultural Classes: Offered each weekday for two hours. Cooking, dancing, history, current events, art and music are just some of our fun activities!

You can pick and choose amongst the various activities offered each day.  Additional Spanish classes are offered at this time as well for those who want to polish their Spanish skills.

Trips: Typical afternoon and weekend excursions: a tour of colonial, downtown Cuernavaca, a visit to Hernan Cortez’s Palace and its Diego Rivera murals, art museums, drinks/dinner at Cuernavaca’s best restaurants, Tepoztlán – a magical town with lush, natural surroundings, Taxco – a colonial town known for its beautiful silver jewelry, a taste of Mexico City’s art and culture.

Click here to see our trips list.

2012 Retiree Program Dates, Locations and Prices

1. Special Puebla-Veracruz Trip.  February 12-24, 2012. Cost $ 1,930.00

2. Special Oaxaca Trip.  February 24-Mach 6, 2012.  Cost $ 1,810.00

3. Cuernavaca Region.  March 6-14, 2012.  Cost $ 1,430.00

Prices do not include airfare. Prices include all Spanish and culture classes, homestay (with a Mexican family within walking distance of the school) including a private room and three meals daily, all trips and transportation within Mexico, all booking and agent fees, trip cancellation and medical insurance.

Additional expenses for the traveler would be drinks and meals at optional dining and happy hour outings, as noted in the itinerary. For those who prefer to stay in a hotel, the above cost is reduced by $180 and all hotel and meal costs must be covered separately. UNIVERSAL can recommend some excellent and convenient options.

U.S. Contact:

John Prevost, Professor of Spanish
Central Arizona College
(520) 494-5386 or cell (520) 560-0663


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