Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico

About Oaxaca, Mexico

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Spanish colonial buildings and the nearby archaeological site of Monte Albán, Oaxaca is undoubtedly one of Mexico's cultural gems. Located in Mexico's central valley, Oaxaca - a city of roughly 500,000 inhabitants - is the capital of the Oaxaca State, enjoys a beautiful spring-like climate all year-round.

Oaxaca is also characterized by its famous artisan community; discover it first-hand in the city's numerous museums, art galleries, plazas, outdoor cafés, restaurants, open-air marketplaces and picturesque cobblestone streets.

The city's diverse population encompasses over a dozen ethnic groups such as the Mixtecs and Zapotecs, whose traditions, dances, music, cuisine and languages help the city to maintain an authentically Mexican vibe.

This cultural richness attracts native and study abroad students alike who wish to discover the best of ancient, colonial and modern Mexico all in one charming place.

The Spanish Language School

Situated right in the city center, our Spanish school is just 3 blocks from the 16th century Santo Domingo Convent, 4 blocks from the Zócalo (main square) and in the midest of countless restaurants, museums, art galleries and internet cafés.

The academic center is located in an old colonial home with thick walls- perfect for keeping the classrooms comfortable and cool! As a study abroad student in Oaxaca, you will enjoy 15 classrooms (20 during high season); a conference room with TV, DVD, VCR and stereo; an internet/ library room with 3 computers and wireless internet connection; a large central patio ideal for socializing with fellow students over a drink or snack; and much, much more!

Minimum age to study abroad in Oaxaca: 16 years without a guardian, under 16 when accompanied by an adult.

Spanish Language Courses in Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Intensive Group Course (25 lessons per week)
  • Individual Intensive Group Course (10 group + 15 private lessons per week)
  • Part Time Intensive Course (15 lessons per week)
  • Private Spanish Lessons (1, 5, 10, 20+ lessons per week)
  • Spanish Teacher Course (10 group + 15 private lessons per week)
  • Student Groups (8+ students)



Staying with a host family in Oaxaca and participating in their day-to-day life is the best way to learn the language and discover Mexico's culture. You will stay in a single room or double room (only available for 2 students traveling together) with a bed and breakfast or half board meal plan.

Student Residences

You can also choose to reside in one of Oaxaca's student residences on a bed and breakfast basis. These residences are dispersed throughout the city. Double rooms are available for 2 students traveling together.

Cultural Activities

To help guide you towards a greater cultural, our school in Oaxaca organizes a weekly social calendar, which will include one movie night, one salsa dance class and one café social each week.

In addition, we also organize a variety of weekend excursions. Some of more common trips include: Zapotecan archeological sites, old colonial towns, paragliding, mountain biking and hiking.


  • Prime location: right smack in the city center!
  • Discount if you study abroad in Oaxaca for 10+ weeks, providing the total cost of the program is paid at least 5 months before arrival.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Prices & Dates

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