Program: Spanish for Business
My stay was very confortable and enjoyable because I could interact not only with family members but also with other foreign and Mexican students staying with my host family.
I was located near the city center so it was convenient to do shopping, etc. Teachers are very knowledgeable and I learned a lot about Mexican society and culture.
In addition to Spanish lessons I could visit museums and other city atractions and had lunch with my teachers....
Asako Maruyama - InterAmerican Bank - Tokio, Japan
Program taken: Intensive Spanish Course
"I actually attended classes in Cuernavaca many years ago while obtaining my Bachelor's degree. It was a lovely experience and I credit it with my biggest advancements in the Spanish language. Taking classes in Cuernavaca is the main reason why I wish to study again in Mexico, as I know it is absolutely the best way to gain language proficiency!
Monica Rowlette, USA
Program taken: Intensive Spanish Course
"I enjoyed my time with the CICU program in Cuernavaca immensely. My two instructors were well prepared and tailored my instruction to my specific language capabilities. The grammar instruction was valuable, focusing on where I needed the most improvement. My afternoon discussion / cultural experiences were fun, informative, as well as instructional. I traveled around the city. Finally, the family with whom I stayed was very friendly and accommodating. I recommend the CICU program highly."
Samuel B. Hughes - Union Pacific - Nebraska, USA
Program taken: Learning Vacation
"My accommodations were very good. The host family was very nice to us and made me feel welcome. I liked the fact that classes were taken in the home and I had a personal instructor. She was fabulous and gave me very good instruction by using good hands-on methods. I recommend the program to anyone interesting in learning or improving their Spanish. The coordinator and staff go out of their way to accommodate students.
Vicky Tettelbach, Ed.S. Gifted Program Teacher - Hopkins ES - Georgia, USA
Program taken: Regular Spanish Program
The past three weeks have been an experience of a lifetime. Not only did we (husband) and I greatly improve our Spanish, it provided us the opportunity to get to know our adopted country. (We are permanent residents of La Paz, BCS.)
The location was one of the reasons we picked this particular program. We wanted to be within walking distance to all of the wonderful sights and sounds of this historical city. Our expectations were exceeded. We visited Cortez's Palace and museum, the cathedral, the Borda Gardens, the Morelos Theater, The Robert Brady house and museum etc.
Louise Lanoy, Retired - Canada
CICU has a prime location has a prime location in downtown close to markets, restaurants, and multiple sites of interest. The coordinatorhas a 'hands-on' approach to running the CICU program and his response to questions or needs is immediate. He and the instructors are real people who have a dedicated interest in the success and well being of their students. A weekly schedule blends culture, tours, and social activities into the curriculum to produce an appealing calendar of events for students. Classes are organized and run on time although Eugenio and the instructors can be flexible and allow for adjustments as needed.
Janet Schmidt. Director of Federal/Special Programs and Grants
Mason Independent School District
I am very satisfied with the pace of the course and its content. I felt that the teachers adapted the program to my three week stay. Now I have a full perspective of the various tenses and verbs; this was my objective. My advice to future students: Come to Cuernavaca and enjoy. There is a good balance between introduction to the Spanish language and the Mexican Culture.
Louis Brunet - Retired - Quebec, Canada
CICU is a GREAT program for anyone who wants to learn Spanish, regardless of how much they already know. The staff is warm, flexible, and genuinely compassionate -- they really care about the well-being of their students! The classes are excellent for students of all levels and the trips are great. I cannot imagine a better way to learn Spanish!
Bret Polish - High School Teacher - California