Learn Spanish by attending a Spanish-language immersion program in Mexico. The program is provided by the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca as part of their self-supporting mission via the Instituto de Español de la Iglesia Anglicana de México (IDIAM). The program is designed to not only teach the Spanish language but also provide cultural exposure while providing income to support the diocese’s mission.
- IDIAM recommends groups of 12-18 (larger groups can be catered for if required).
- and participants, clergy or lay, may attend with any level of Spanish. Each person will complete a diagnostic evaluation and be placed in a beginner, intermediate, or advanced group.
- The program is two weeks long, from Saturday – Saturday, and the dates can be mutually determined.
- The cost is $2,000 USD per person plus airfare and entrance fees to museums or other special events/activities. All translators, classes, on-site hospitality, and on-site meals are included in the $2,000 cost.
- The daily schedule typically includes class from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with cultural activities and occasional free (accompanied) time in the later afternoons and evenings. On Sundays, participants join local congregations for worship (clergy may request to preach and, or, celebrate) and a meal.
- IDIAM welcomes all couples — heterosexual and homosexual — and simply needs to know the number of couples for housing purposes.
Groups are transported from Mexico City to Cuernavaca (approximately a one-hour trip by autobus) on the same day of their arrival.
Several U.S. dioceses have participated in the immersion programs, including the Diocese of Los Angeles and, most recently, the Diocese of Oregon.