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Tuition Per Person for our regular Spanish programs

Low season

From 3rd week of August to 3rd week of May. – US$185.00 per week w/o homestay.

Homestay US$65.00 per week

High season

From 3rd week of May through 2nd week of August.– US$190.00 per week w/o homestay.

Homestay US$65.00 per week

If you are enrolled in an educator, high/middle school or college programs, please contact your chaperon or Casa  Xelaju directly for tuition.

For high school, teachers and health care workers groups, tuition is $1,750.00 for three weeks which includes all ground private transportation during three weeks, field trips,  extended tour to the city, excursions,  boat fees to cross Lake Atitlan, five starts hotels, access to parks, museums, farms  meals during weekends, daily social and cultural activities. homestay with a private bedroom and three meals a day including Sundays. No registration fee.

Note: Homestay for a full week (7 days). Meals are included 6 days a week.
If you arrive on a Sunday, you can start living with your family. However, families will not feed you.

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For Specialized and Preparation Courses – add $10 to the weekly price.

Tuition Includes

– 5 hours of one-on-one (or 2-3, 4-5 group instruction) 5 days a week*
– daily activities during the week and 3 weekends per month
– homestay with a Guatemala family with private room
– 3 meals daily, 6 days a week (housing, but not food is included on Sunday)
– translators
– free unlimited internet access
– Round table discussions and guide fees
– free organic coffee, tea and bread during break time every day
– free access to the school’s library (over 1000 books and video library with over 200 videos/DVDs and educational movies)

Laundry services, dance classes, and weaving lessons are available for an additional fee.
Tuition does not cover ground transportation, hotels, and meals during local field trips or excursions.

*Class Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and, during Summer months, also 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NOTE: For the Specialized Courses, K’iche’, Mam, Subjunctive and Latin America literature courses add an extra US $10.00 per week


Students can begin their studies at CX on any Monday. However, CX recommends that reservations be made at least two weeks ahead of time or sooner for January and the summer months. If you cannot arrive on Monday, we might be able to accomodate to start classes on any day of the week.

To reserve a place at CX:

  • please complete the application form
  • send a US $50.00 registration fee that does not go towards your tuition (non-refundable, good for seven years) to our office in Minneapolis, MN.
  • US $30.00 deposit for each week you plan on attending in the summer (US $20.00 deposit per week for other months).

The remainder of your tuition may be paid upon arrival with a bank check, money order or travelers check. No deposit will be refunded for cancellations made within two weeks of your departure from your country.


If you decide to cancel any amount of the time you signed up to study at CX, you will be expected to pay for it. WE GIVE A 50% REFUND FOR TIME CANCELED. If you do not arrive on the day you tell us, and your teacher is left waiting, you will be charged accordingly. You might be able to make up the days with your teacher when you arrive.

Holidays – No Classes. However, you have to pay for the five days. We have to obey the labor law, otherwise we are fined by the government. 

January 1Good Friday
May 1June 25*
September 15October 20*
November 1*December 25


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