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A few language school links

My language school experiences and the costs came up on another thread so I'm posting here instead of hijacking the other one.

I've studied in Honduras the last 2 summers, which is more expensive than most Guatemala schools but still cheap, around $200/week for 20 hours of 1-on-1 instruction, 7 nights homestay with all meals, and activities. Here are links to my trip stories which have the schools linked:

http://tinyurl.com/2csjor (Copán 2005)
ttp://tinyurl.com/25wkf6 (LaCeiba/Utila/Roatán 2006)

Guatemala is world renowned for Spanish language schools, many of them in Antigua (which has WAY too many tourists to be a good immersion environment) and Quetzaltenango (Xela - not my favorite city in Guatemala) so I dug up other recommendations. I was wanting a highland location to avoid the summer heat. Here's were I'm heading:

www.nebaj.com

The town and the area get high marks (beautiful setting, great hiking, incredible weaving, strong people) and you get 20 hours of 1-on-1 instruction/week with 7 nights in a host family, 2 meals per day, discounts in the school-associated café for lunch, 5 hours of free internet, a full day guided hike and a half day guided hike and traditional cooking classes for about $110/week (though the website says $130). I'll be taking weaving lessons, too, for a small fee and volunteering in a program for disabled children most afternoons. A friend from work and I will stay for 2 weeks and have 3-4 days coming and going for visits to Antigua, Atitlán, and Chichicastenango, all on the way up or back to Nebaj. We may also fly up and back to visit Tikal, which would add considerably to the cost of the trip, but my friend has never been there and is unlikely to travel again to CA.

I'll post a trip report again when I get back - can't wait! Happy trails!

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