Mexico, UNIVAC (University of the Valley of Cuernavaca)

Spanish Language Center - Cuernavaca, Mexico

Program Type

Travel independently; study with international students. Direct enrollment agreement with the UNIVAC Spanish Language Center, facilitated by Duquesne University’s OIP.

Semester programs include:

  • Spanish language classes
  • Special classes on Mexican and Latin American literature
  • History or civilization
  • Special classes for different professions
  • Internship opportunities in your area of concentration.

Students enrolled in this program will also be able to enroll in courses at UNIVAC (the university) as well as participate in their activities.

Summer program consists of a customized Spanish language program that will include:

  • Normal and Advanced Intensive programs
  • Special Topics courses on Latin-American Literature and Mexican History
  • Guided Conversations

Language of Instruction


Academic Calendar

Flexible – Courses start every Monday throughout the year.

Housing and Meals

  • It is recommended that students live with local families, arranged by center.
  • Three meals a day are provided with home stays.
  • Students are also able to secure their own housing arrangements.

Services Provided

  • Excursions planned throughout the year expose students to Cuernevaca and various cities and archeological sites in the region.
  • Optional afternoon activities include: volunteer opportunities at a government-run orphanage, cooking, craft, or salsa dancing classes, films, and many conversation opportunities with university students.

Estimated Costs (Category I Program)

Tuition Program Tuition + Fees, Billing through Duquesne
Study Abroad Fee $250
Housing/Meals $660 - $960/month
Personal Expenses $500/month

For more info check out the UNIVAC Language Center.