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¨The City of Roses¨ or ¨The Pearl of the West¨as the locals call it, was founded by the Spanish in the year 1542 and is now second only to Mexico City in population, production, and commerce. However, it is second to none in charm, beauty, and the warmth of its people. Guadalajara´s innumerable colonial buildings, museums, theaters, churches, and parks all contribute to making the city truly rich in history and culture.
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Guadalajara is also located within a few hours drive to the world famous Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta. The people of Guadalajara also enjoy one of the most temperate climates in the world; the year round temperature is about 75 degrees. All of this and much more have made Guadalajara the center of culture and comfort in western Mexico.

Spanish language learning here in Guadalajara, Mexico, is an opportunity to be involved in intensive Spanish instruction. For those individuals that find Mexico specially interesting, the city of Guadalajara, with its unique hospitality and true Mexican identity, make learning Spanish in Mexico an unforgettable cultural experience.

In addition, the city of Guadalajara is known throughout the entire country of Mexico as one of the most traditional of Mexican cities. Afterall, it is the birth-place of Mariachi and Tequila. Mariachi music, played by a traditional Mexican orchestra, originated right here in a little town very close to Guadalajara. Tequila, the world-famous Mexican beverage, originated and is produced all throughout this region of the state of Jalisco. The culture and architecture of Mexico abounds in this city that is over 470 years old. The cathedral is the most prominent example of an innumerable amount of colonial architecture. It exemplifies the timelessness of the culture of colonial Mexico.

Guadalajara, while retaining its provincial Mexican enchantment, offers the visitor all the modern conveniences that will assure he or she will not have to do without any of the comforts, cultural interests, sporting events, or entertainment to which he or she is accustomed to. These are a few of the reasons that have lured many visitors from other countries to make Guadalajara their home or for those pursuing cultural goals their center of learning.

Imagine spending an entire morning learning Spanish in class and spending the afternoon on the most colonial yet modern city of Mexico, Guadalajara. Thousands of students do this all the time as it enhances their new Spanish language skills, as they will need to ask for that cooling tequila or ice cream in Spanish.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • You should drink bottled water, which is easily available throughout Guadalajara, or boil your water for approximately 30-40 minutes. After brushing your teeth, rinse with bottled water, and don't open your mouth when taking a shower. You should also be careful of handling money and then handling your food. Like anywhere, the money is very dirty so always wash your hands before touching your food.
  • No, you don't. But we recommend that you check on the Mexican Embassy's website for your country for recommendations. Traveling to large, major cities in Mexico isn't a problem. Traveling to Guadalajara will certainly not require a vaccine. There may be some need to get vaccines if traveling to tropical areas, or areas where outbreaks have occurred before; these are usually places that are distant from civilization and not frequented by travelers. So, you shouldn't need a vaccine if staying in the city.
  • Citizens of the United States or Canada who are planning a trip to Mexico will need to carry a passport or WHTI-compliant travel document. A passport is necessary for everyone entering Mexico by air. Travelers entering Mexico by land may not be asked to present a passport, but will need to present one upon return to the US or Canada, so be sure you have it. The passport requirement is waived in some cases for minors, notably, school groups that are traveling together. Since requirements vary from country to country, the best thing will be to contact your nearest Mexican consulate and inquire with them.
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