Description: Our methodology, that we fondly refer to as "rompiendo cocos" or “cracking open coconuts,” is built on a foundation of immersion and culture shock (a dis-orientation from our own perceptions and re-orientation to the new cultural perception that we are assuming). This methodology has been honed throughout 18 years of experience by our executive director, Karla Peña. Read more in depth in her master’s thesis (link) from the University of Nebrija, Spain.
Some of the concepts that we cover:
$550-$750 USD *not including flight
Have a group of language teachers that are interested in reinforcing their skills, bringing immersion into the classroom and sharing techniques? Contact us and we’ll bring our dynamic PDP to you!
We recommend that the course take place over a 5-day period, but it can be condensed into a weekend as well.
20 hours of work divided in 5 thematic sections, creation of a group blog to share ideas.
*PICY will waive the program fee, but the cost of flights must be covered by the individual or the group.
Get your students excited about the practical uses of a foreign language! Short immersion programs can be just the impetus your class needs to motivate and excel. Remind your students that the best part of learning a language is using it to communicate and learn!
Ask us about running PD programs and student programs parallel to each other!
Want to travel for a week or two? Get a group of 8 or more peers + a teacher and pick your program!
Spending 7-12 days immersed in another culture and practicing a new language will boost your competency, expand your vocabulary and provide you with life-long connections to a rich, vibrant culture that will always welcome you back with open arms. Spend some time in the villages and on the beaches of beautiful Yucatán as much more than a typical tourist.Program Options
We call this program our “Mutual Exchange” or “One2One” because it involves two people from different cultures taking each other’s places for a period of time. They switch countries, languages and families in a process of mutual exchange. In this simple program model, the students only need to pay for airfare and a small orientation and materials fee. The rest is simply living and learning, in someone else’s shoes!
Perfect for: high school students looking to study abroad for a term, individuals looking for an immersive experience on a budget, etc.
Have an idea of what you’d like to do and how long you’d like to stay in Yucatan? Let us know and we’ll find you a match for your Mutual Exchange.