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From Allison Bauman, Cornell College student…

CORNELLIANS (Or other WORLD TRAVELERS)!! Do you want to…

– get away from IOWA WINTERS?? — I know you do!
– travel to a foreign country with your friends BEFORE GRADUATION for an inexpensive rate?
– hike a mountain to see the sunrise with your teachers and classmates?
– look at a VOLCANO while ziplining over a waterfall?
– have a GRADUATION FIESTA every week?
– last and not least: SPEAK SPANISH?

As most of you know, I came to GUATEMALA a few months ago to finish up my credits for Cornell. Little did I know, I was going to fall in love with Xela and my experience at Escuela Sisai. My only regret was not coming here sooner!

Escuela Sisai you are given the option to live with your friend(s) with a host family, go to daily activities including PAINTBALLING, HOTSPRINGS, ZIPLINING, SALSA CLASSES, COOKING CLASSES, and sooooo many more. And even if you can’t find a friend to come down here with, you’ll meet other students from around the world! I have met students from Austria, Australia, Holland, Canada, France, and Germany, just from my few months here!

Therefore, if any of you have QUESTIONS on how to program works or are not sure how to go about the processing of coming PLEASE, SEND ME A MESSAGE via facebook! I can answer whatever questions you may have! 😀

Ohhh p.s. ATHLETES — there are plenty of gyms, or mountains, down here so don’t let “not being able to workout” be what holds you back from this incredible experience!!   ~Allison

Are you interested in completing your Spanish credits in a fun environment?  Try our total immersion program here at Sisai Spanish School. Send us an email with your request here.

To learn more about Cornell College and the study abroad program here.

Photos of past Cornell College students and others enrolled at Sisai Spanish School.

Weekly Tuition for Cornell College Students
Year Round Pricing  — 

 $225 – $230 per week! *

Includes all of the following…

Tuition in  Quetzales

School – Q1,200

5 hours a day (8 am -1 pm) with 30 minute break, 5 days a week.

Private 1-to-1 instruction

 

Homestay – Q450 

7 days, 3 meals included, private room, or shared bathroom

 

 

 

Activities

Films, salsa classes, conferences, Guatemala history lectures, cooking classes, hikes, local area excursions, private guided excursions on the weekends. Transportation and entrance fees are an additional charge.

 

 

 

Q1,200 per week Q450 per week

* Pricing in US dollars and will fluctuate according to exchange rates.

INTERNSHIPS

Internship fee

in Quetzales

Internship at School

Q225

 

 

 

 

Homestay

7 days, 3 meals included, private room, or shared bathroom

Q450

 

Activities

Films, salsa classes, conferences, Guatemala history lectures, cooking classes, hikes, local area excursions, private guided excursions on the weekends. Transportation and entrance fees are an additional charge.

Equivalent on Dollars

(may change according to the exchange rate)

$85 – $90

Please note: Due to the Guatemala government’s change in banking regulations, the school only accepts payments in Quetzales.  Also, the Guatemala government only allows a tourist to exchange 500 USD/EUROS per person per month.  We suggest you have a separate checking account in your home bank with travel money.  There are many ATMs in Xela where you can withdraw cash in Quetzales and avoid the currency exchange restriction. Banking fees may apply.  If you insist on bringing cash, the Guatemala banks will only accept  100 dollar bills, which are new. Do not bring anything smaller than $100 and in excellent condition.

Homestay with a local family  for seven days  includes 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) plus a room of your own. They will accommodate special diets (vegetarian, celiac, vegan, etc.) Please let us know during your registration process if you have special dietary needs.

If you arrive or start school mid-week, costs are calculated accordingly. Special arrangements are available upon request.

The following dates are holidays in Guatemala and the school will be closed:

January 1st – New Years Day
Friday before Easter – Good Friday
September 15th is Independence Day
November 1st – Day Of The Dead
December 25th – Christmas Day

If any of these holidays fall during the week (Monday – Friday) the payment will be the same as a regular week of classes, no discount. This is due to Guatemala labor laws that stipulate holidays must be “paid holidays”.

Prices also include:

  • Free pick up Service (From the bus station in Xela to the school or your homestay)
  • Graduation certificate as proof of your study for your local university, employer, etc.
  • Free WiFi at the school
  • Arrangements made on your behalf for transportation from Guatemala City to Quetzaltenango. (bus and 
overnight lodging fee not included)
  • Additional days or hours will be calculated accordingly (in Quetzales)

    Please contact us directly to reserve your spot!