• Study Spanish in small groups or privately with experience teachers
  • Explore the Yucatan with IMS day excursions, or IMS educational tour packages
  • Choose to volunteer in one of five areas and have a fully integrated immersion experience.
  • Family home stay or dormitory housing available for program participants.

Welcome from IMS

The Institute of Modern Spanish is based on a new concept of linguistic language learning called Integrated Spanish Language Learning. Our programs integrate Spanish immersion language classes with a unique Mexico cultural experience with family homestay (Merida, Yucatan, Mexico). By replacing memorization of Spanish language grammar rules with a total cultural experience, we enable our students to leave our programs with a knowledge of Spanish that is practical, culturally applicable, and long-lasting.

Info Yucatan Blog


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