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Spanish and Go Immersion: Guanajuato Fall 2019

Don’t just learn, experience.

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Welcome to Spanish and Go Immersion

Don't just learn, experience.


Are you ready to take your Spanish to the next level?

Our Travel Spanish Immersion retreat will help you do just that. Everyone knows that when it comes to learning Spanish, nothing beats immersion.

Join an exclusive group of participants for a unique Spanish Immersion program in one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America: Guanajuato.


If you’re a traveler who struggles communicating with the locals, ordering food, asking for directions, and understanding the culture, this program is for you.

Over the course of seven days you will practice and develop the skills to become a confident traveler, all with the teaching and guidance of a certified language instructor (May) and the help of the locals along the way.

This incredible experience will allow you to explore one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Latin America in a way most never will.

You'll discover the history of Guanajuato, and taste the food on a local Mexican street food tour. You’ll visit the famous Mummy Museum as seen in our videos, and learn how the silver-rich town of Guanajuato turned into the birthplace of Mexico’s independence.

You’ll be part of a small group of up to ten Spanish students. Each day you’ll get situation-focused lessons, and apply what you’re learning during the trip. With May and Jim’s help, you’ll get realtime feedback and encouragement throughout the retreat.


Your Instructor


Jim Fricker II & May Larios García
Jim Fricker II & May Larios García

Jim and May are the founders of Spanish and Go, your resource for learning real-world travel Spanish.

May is a Mexican English and Spanish teacher who grew up in a small town in the state of Colima, Mexico. She has been teaching English and Spanish as a Foreign and Second Language since the age of 18. She graduated from the School of Foreign Languages in Colima in 2010. She has worked with students of all ages and hopes to be able to keep helping others learn around the world.

Jim is a gringo from Minnesota. In 2010 he decided he was no longer content with only being able to speak one language, so he set out to learn Spanish. As a result, he met his wife, May. As an added bonus, he never had to endure another Minnesota winter again.



Our Unique Spanish Immersion Program

The weeklong immersion with Jim and May combines group sessions and real world activities where you’ll use what you’ve learned immediately. All with realtime feedback. You’ll also have time to recover after the scheduled itinerary with time to shop, sample the local food, and get to know about the history and culture of Mexico.

An Authentic Culinary Tour

We combine course material with history and culture by taking you on a delicious and informative tour of the local food offerings. You’ll learn about and get a chance to try real Mexican food made fresh, including gorditas, tamales, tlacoyos, tacos, and much more.

Supercharge Your Confidence and Your Spanish

Your private driver will pick you up at the airport and we’ll take it from there. One week later, you won’t believe your transformation. The fastest way to Spanish fluency starts right here.

Wylie's Testimonial

"The group experience was really good... and we got to go out everyday and experience real life in Mexico in Guanajuato." -Wylie Hargrove


Madison's Testimonial

"Now I feel a lot more confident." -Madison Rowland-Davis


Renée's Testimonial

"I would absolutely recommend this retreat to anyone who's even considering learning Spanish." -Renée


The Spanish and Go Immersion: Guanajuato program has a one-time fee of $2,150 for double occupancy (each participant), or three payments of $785.

Fees include:

  • All coaching and materials throughout the six days.
  • Private driver pick-up and drop-off at the León BJX airport. Driver will be right outside Customs.
  • Seven nights accommodation.
  • All breakfasts and lunches (vegan, vegetarian, lactose and gluten-free, and pescatarian options available)
  • Dinner (3 nights)
  • A series of informal immersion events to practice Spanish throughout the week.
  • All scheduled activities, tours, and entrance fees.
  • Local guides.

What's not included:

  • Flights to/from Mexico
  • Meals and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities/tips

Class Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Day 1: Arrival & Getting Settled
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  Day 2: Greetings and Goodbyes & Casual Sightseeing
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  Day 3: Food and History Tour & Self Introductions
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  Day 4: Ordering a Meal & Mummy Museum
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  Day 5: Shopping in Spanish & Visit to the Market
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  Day 6: Asking for Directions & Nightlife in Guanajuato
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  Day 7: Review & La Valenciana Mine Tour
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  Day 8: Departure
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Frequently Asked Questions


When will the Guanajuato retreat take place?
The retreat will take place September 27th - October 4th, 2019.
Where will we stay?
We will stay at a modern house in Guanajuato big enough to comfortably accommodate everyone on the trip. The house is equipped with all of the necessities, including Wifi, coffee maker, and washer. You will be paired up with another member of the group or together if you have a plus one. Please contact us if you would like to request a special accommodation arrangement.
Are we able to bring someone with us?
Yes, you may bring someone with you, but any guest must also register for the retreat separately even if the guest chooses not to participate.
Will there be formal lessons each day?
Yes, we there will be lessons every day. Most days will have have a morning lesson, and some days have a lesson in the afternoon.
How long will the activities be each day?
There are 5-6 hours each day of planned activities such as lessons, tours, and other activities. There will always be some free time so you can explore the city on your own or rest if you prefer.
Where should I fly to in Mexico?
Participants should fly to León Airport (BJX). Our private driver will be right outside Customs to pick you up the day scheduled of arrival.
Would this immersion trip be suitable for a beginner?
Because every program is individualized, we accept beginners, intermediate, and advanced learners. We do recommend at least going over Margarita Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish to develop a foundation. However, all levels will be able to benefit from this trip because our teaching method focuses on the spoken language (very useful phrases and common expressions) instead of grammar.
What amount of physical activity should I expect?
Guanajuato is a notoriously hilly city. All participants should be comfortable walking up and down stairs for a couple of hours each day. Should walking at any point become too much, we are happy to call our driver or a taxi to get everyone back to the house.

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