Study Abroad in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

About Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Next to the 24-hour craze that is nearby Cancún, you can think of Playa del Carmen - or simply "Playa" - as kind of like the party city's cool, laid-back neighbor.

While this former simple fishing village has a rapidly increasing popularity as a tourist destination and a growing population, Playa's 60,000 residents are committed to holding on to the town's relaxed lifestyle and bohemian vibe. Best of all are the city’s white sands, crystal clear Caribbean waters and lush tropical vegetation that will make up your day-to-day landscape.

Playa's dual role as a vacation destination as well as a relaxed tropical refuge means means that you'll have the best of both worlds: a natural setting but with all the amenities the modern traveler could need.

Playa del Carmen's surroundings are brimming with things to explore and experience. You can hop on the ferry to Cozumel for world-class scuba diving, discover nearby Mayan ruins or head to Cancun for shopping and its signature nightlife.

Immerse yourself in the Spanish language, the Mexican culture and the Caribbean waters- come study abroad in Playa del Carmen!

The Spanish Language School

Just 6 blocks from the beach, students at our school in Playa del Carmen get to enjoy the full Caribbean atmosphere. Classes can be held outside in our own tropical gardens under thatched roofs- not a bad way to study Spanish!

When you study abroad in Playa del Carmen, you will be able to take full advantage of the following facilities: 15 classrooms (20 during high season); a conference room with TV, DVD, VCR and stereo; an internet/ library room with computers and wireless connection; tropical gardens; 1 open-air and 1 air-conditioned conference room; a cafeteria; a beach volleyball court and more!

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

Spanish Language Courses in Playa del Carmen, 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)
  • Premium Super Intensive (15 group + 10 private lessons per week)
  • Premium Super Immersion (25 group + 15 private lessons per week)
  • Spanish Teacher Course (10 group + 15 private lessons per week)
  • Student Groups (8+ students)



Staying with a host family in Playa del Carmen 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 or double room room (only available for 2 students traveling together) with a bed and breakfast or half board meal plan.


Another option is to stay in a student residence, where students of all nationalities meet in a multicultural atmosphere. You can stay in a single or double room (only available for 2 students traveling together) and breakfast is included.

Cultural Activities

Our school in Playa del Carmen organizes a social calendar so that you're guaranteed one movie night, one café social and one salsa dance class every week. We also organize a number of activities and excursions like horseback riding, windsurfing, yoga, snorkeling, beach volleyball and other fun outdoor activities

In addition, we provide students with the opportunity to take weekend excursions to nearby cities, towns and other sites of interest. Playa del Carmen is close to Mayan archeological sites like Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza- some of our most popular excursion destinations! Other trips include nearby Cancún, the city of Merida and amusement parks.


  • Surrounded by ancient Mayan archaeological sites
  • Discount if you study abroad in Playa del Carmen for 10+ weeks and pay the total cost of the program at least 5 months before arrival!
  • The beach is just down the street!

Prices & Dates

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