The best value for your money – Xela Guatemala.
For weekly Spanish lessons tuition includes 25 hours of 1-on-1 instructions, a home stay with a local family which includes 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) plus a room of your own. Daily after school activities and longer excursions on the weekends. Note: the host families will gladly accommodate special diets (vegetarian, celiac, vegan, etc.) Please let us know during your registration process if you have special dietary needs.
— Year Round Pricing —
$215 – $220 per week! *
|Tuition in Quetzales||
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.
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.
|Q1150 per week||Q450 per week|
* Pricing in US dollars and will fluctuate according to exchange rates.
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Please note: Due to the Guatemala government’s change in banking regulations, the school accepts payments in Quetzales or credit card. 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.
Home-stays 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 charges not included)
- Additional days or hours will be calculated accordingly (in Quetzales)