IMMERSIVE ACTIVITIES & TOURS
In addition to our classes, we organize short tours, activities, intercambios (locals who serve as language exchange partners that want to practice speaking our student’s native language), morning yoga classes, “Conversaciones Cantinas” Happy Hour, etc. for our students.
All of these are included if you take Group Classes or purchase the Activities Packet option for our other students. These are taught in Spanish (except half of the intercambio) and designed to help strengthen the student’s Spanish speaking and listening skills. Some of the tours have limited space, so please sign up as soon as possible. We guarantee at least one city tour will be open to you per week, but if there is extra room, students can join as many as they like.
So far, our city tours include: a tour of several museums, visiting the Central de Abastos (the city’s largest market), mezcal tour, cantina tour, an arts tour, and a Oaxaca fashion tour, and we are currently planning new ones. As a newer school, we are always open to hearing your interests, and seek to develop programs that interest you.
OTHER TEACHER-LED PROGRAMS:
In addition to these city tours, we also offer other forms of activities and tours as well that are listed in our public calendar. Any teacher-led program at the school will be taught in Spanish. Usually these have a cost or ask for a donation, however when possible students will receive a discount.
At the moment, we are running a weekly movie night with a donation, and by request, also offering is our longer Urban Exploration tours, which offer unique experiences based in the idea of showing students and visitors to the city how to move through the city to other areas using urban transit, get to know places few tourists see, and experience life as many Oaxacan do.
Some of these experiences include:
Sunday in the National Park (travel by bus to a national park near the city, where you can hike in the forest, go on ziplines, buy Sunday comida and ice cream in the park as other local Mexican families do, take a ride in a motortaxi, and return to town)
Urban Hike to Monte Albán (walk from the historic downtown to Monte Albán, through the neighboring township of San Martín Mexicapan and climbing up the hill through an ecological forest area, led by a teacher who was raised in San Martín)
Sunday Visit to the Mercado de Tlacolula (learn how to take a bus or collectivo from the centro to Tlacolula, get a mini-tour of the market, which dates back to before the arrival of the Spanish)
We look forward to being able to show you a different side to Oaxaca, one filled with history, culture, arts, and food, that also gives students insight into a truer side of Oaxaca, and opens the door to seeing more of the cultural whole of what is Oaxaca today.