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Come study Spanish where it is spoken in beautiful Cuernavaca, Mexico. At Cemanahuac (sem-ah-NOW-ock) new classes begin every Monday of the year. We serve all levels, from total beginners to advanced speakers. Learn more about our Spanish immersion program.
Take trips to archeological sites, museums, interesting towns and cultural places, led by our staff anthropologist Charlie Goff. Participate in one of our volunteer programs in Cuernavaca or learn local crafts like backstrap weaving and cooking. Learn more about our field study tours, activities and special programs.
Practice your Spanish in real-life situations by staying with a Mexican host family. You are welcomed into their home and treated as family while you enjoy delicious home cooking. Learn more about homestay and other housing options.
Cemanahuac works with individuals and with groups of any size. See what is coming up for special programs. Contact us to tailor a program to suit your needs.
Cemanahuac (sem-ah-NOW-ock) is situated on a quiet street in the Las Palmas neighborhood of Cuernavaca. The downtown area is one mile north, about a 20 minute walk. Cuernavaca is called the city of eternal springtime because perched at 5,200 ft, it has a warm and agreeable climate year round. It is easy to get to from Mexico City, with the Mexico City airport only a 90 minute drive.
The school buildings are nestled in a garden with palm, African tulip, citrus, and many other types of trees providing shade. Thirty-five classrooms are sprinkled around the property, some in covered palapas, others in indoor/outdoor rooms. We also have an extensive library, a snack bar, a swimming pool, an internet room, and a nice rooftop area for bird-watching or a quiet place to study.

The helpful and attentive staff will answer all your questions and make sure the details are in place for a productive and enjoyable stay. Many students return again and again because of the quality of the teaching and tours as well as enjoying staying with a Mexican family and visiting Cuernavaca.