While I have done a number of Spanish language immersion programs in Latin America, this was the first time that Carol and I had done a language immersion program together. Have to admit, I was a little apprehensive at first about us attending school together, but it worked out great! I even carried her backpack to school a couple of days. Just like highschool!!
I spent a great deal of time researching schools in San Cristobal and finally decided on Instituto Jovel. One of the owners, Helga Loebell was very responsive to my initial
e-mails and was very quick to answer all of my questions. It turned out to be a great choice for us.
We chose the 4 hour daily schedule. We attended school from 8 a.m. to 12 noon each day. It was an 8 block walk to school from Bela’s.
Below are some photos of the school building.
We both had outstanding teachers. We felt the quality of the education was extremely high. There were only about 10 students in the school, so most of our classes were one-on-one instruction, which made learning easier.
Next-Finishing our classes in San Cristóbal de las Casas-
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View my other travel blogs on NewsOk.com: Colombia: http://blog.newsok.com/thewanderer/category/colombia/
Caribbean island of Barbuda: http://blog.newsok.com/thewanderer/category/barbuda/
San Juan with a 5 hour layover: http://blog.newsok.com/thewanderer/category/san-juan-puerto-rico/
Fly around the U.S. for the day: http://blog.newsok.com/thewanderer/category/day-trip/