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...I found the instructors to be excellent at diagnosing my strengths and weakness and providing the exercises and conversation that has improved my language skills.
The teachers were excellent, and the school provided interesting cultural activities in enchanting San Cristobal de Las Casas...


Sylvia Felan-Gonzales, M.S.

Southwestern Community College
Chula Vista, CA

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Chiapas & San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Historic center of San Cristobal de las CasasSan Cristóbal de las Casas is one of those places you shouldn’t miss while traveling through Mexico.

A lively colonial town with an unusual mix of both traditional Mayan elements and a cosmopolitan center of arts and culture.

The atmosphere is both fresh, exciting and also rich in old traditions.

There is also a vibrant nightlife with the best local music playing every night in bars, cafés, Restaurants and parks.

San Cristóbal de las Casas is surrounded by the green mountains of the Mexican state of Chiapas, and is one of the regions with the greatest biodiversity in the world. The town sits on the edge of natural parks, lagoons, epic Maya archeological sites, mangroves, waterfalls and canyons.

In addition to the beautiful natural setting, San Cristóbal has most modern comforts and commodities and is conveniently linked to all major Mexican cities.

Perrot in Lacandona Jungle in Chiapas, Mexico