CILAC Freire is open year-round and students may begin classes any Monday
with the exception of national holidays (January 1, February 5*, March 21*, May 1, September 16, November 20*, December 25). * These holidays are observed on the preceding Monday
Regular Program 2017
ONE-TIME Registration: US$ 105.00
SPANISH AND CULTURAL EDUCATION
Group: US$ 240.00 per week (25 hours)
Private: US$ 380.00 per week (25 hours)
Educational Material: US$ 28.00
Homestay (includes three meals a day):
Shared room and board: US $ 210.00 per week ($30 daily)
Private room and board: US $ 245.00 per week. ($35 daily)
Apartment (without meals):
US $ 30 – 35 per day.
Please note: While we encourage homestays, we also offer students apartment living, for those who prefer to live independently. Or, if you prefer a hotel, please ask us for a list of recommendations.
Childcare is available at an extra cost.
Social Justice Program Dates and Costs 2017.
LANGUAGE & CULTURE FOR EDUCATORS
June 3 - 23, 2017 US $ 2,013
SUMMER LGBTQ PROGRAM
June 10 - 30, 2017 US $ 2,063
SUMMER WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO.
July 8 - 21, 2017 US $ 1,438
MEDICINE IN MEXICO. Prehispanic, Institutional, Alternative
August 5 - 18, 2017 US $ 1,438
SPANISH LANGUAGUE FOR MINISTRY
August 12 - 25, 2017 US $ 1,438
WINTER WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO
January TBA, 2018 Cost TBD
WINTER LGBTQ PROGRAM
January TBA, 2018 Cost TBD
Costs for all Social Justice Programs include:
- Intensive Spanish instruction
- 5 hours per day, 5 days per week
- Educational materials
- Local excursions in the Cuernavaca area
- Program related travel (inside the country, unless otherwise specified)
- Full room (shared) and board with a Mexican family, including 3 meals per day. Private room add $ 5 per night.
Cost does not include round trip air fare to Mexico City.
A one-time only registration fee of US $105, at the time of application, refundable only in the unlikely event that CILAC Freire cancels the program. Students who begin their program and need to leave before their program ends will be refunded 50% of the cost of the remaining classes.
Applications are due one month before program start date.
Register at CILAC Freire through a secure server connection using PayPal to send payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will have to add 8% for PayPal commission.
CILAC Freire offers the information needed to all new students on the norms and expectations of the Mexican culture, which helps them explore their own cultural preconceptions and the adjustments necessary for living in a different culture. Every Monday we have the “Tips Culturales” session after classes.
Transportation to and from Mexico City Airport
Coming to Cuernavaca in the shuttle bus is very easy, buses run frequently and cost is very reasonable; we strongly recommend it. Ask for "Autobuses para Cuernavaca" (located one level above international arrivals, behind the fast-food area), or if a porter is helping you with your bags he can escort you. First you buy a ticket for "Cuernavaca-Selva" at the Pullman de Morelos counter, and then you descend a level to board the buses. The cost is $ 230 pesos (approximately $12 US), and the trip takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run from 6:30 a.m. until midnight.
We do offer a direct transportation service for those students who prefer to be picked up at the airport. The cost is US $100.00 for one person. If you need to be picked up between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., we charge an extra fee. If you are interested, please ask us for details.