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Spanish in Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico, is a beautiful city that is rich in culture and history, making it the perfect place to learn Spanish. At IMAC Spanish Learning Programs, we take a comprehensive approach to Spanish education. Language is much more than words and sentences. It is a reflection of culture. Our students in Guadalajara get so much more from their courses thanks to the magnificent surroundings.

Where Is Guadalajara?

Guadalajara, also known as the City of Roses or the Pearl of the West, is a large city in Western Mexico in the state of Jalisco. It was founded by the Spanish in 1542 as a small village. From its humble roots, Guadalajara has grown to be the second-largest city in Mexico by population, behind only Mexico City.

The city is filled with innumerable colonial buildings, museums, churches, parks and other cultural attractions. There are a charm and beauty that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

Jalisco is well-known for its mariachi music and tequila, both of which originated in the region. While you can find these all throughout the state, there is nothing quite like being at the center of it all in Guadalajara.
Additionally, the city is located a few hours from Puerto Vallarta, a world-famous beach resort. The climate is very temperate, comfortable and sunny all year round.

Our Spanish Language Program in Guadalajara

An important goal of IMAC Spanish Learning Programs is immersive learning. For example, you may spend the morning in the classroom learning Spanish, then the afternoon exploring the sites, sounds and experiences of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Many of our students take full advantage of this setup, using their new language skills to order a refreshing tequila or ice cream on a hot afternoon. This isn’t just a fun way to pass the time; it is also a highly effective way to deepen and internalize your understanding of Spanish.

We offer a variety of course types to choose from. You can even get a DELE Certification through IMAC Spanish Learning Programs to prove your proficiency. These are a few program types we offer:
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If you are ready to learn Spanish in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in Mexico, contact us to learn more. We are happy to provide you with more information and help you find the right program for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • You should drink bottled water, which is easily available throughout Guadalajara, or boil your water for approximately 30-40 minutes. After brushing your teeth, rinse with bottled water, and don't open your mouth when taking a shower. You should also be careful of handling money and then handling your food. Like anywhere, the money is very dirty so always wash your hands before touching your food.
  • No, you don't. But we recommend that you check on the Mexican Embassy's website for your country for recommendations. Traveling to large, major cities in Mexico isn't a problem. Traveling to Guadalajara will certainly not require a vaccine. There may be some need to get vaccines if traveling to tropical areas, or areas where outbreaks have occurred before; these are usually places that are distant from civilization and not frequented by travelers. So, you shouldn't need a vaccine if staying in the city.
  • Citizens of the United States or Canada who are planning a trip to Mexico will need to carry a passport or WHTI-compliant travel document. A passport is necessary for everyone entering Mexico by air. Travelers entering Mexico by land may not be asked to present a passport, but will need to present one upon return to the US or Canada, so be sure you have it. The passport requirement is waived in some cases for minors, notably, school groups that are traveling together. Since requirements vary from country to country, the best thing will be to contact your nearest Mexican consulate and inquire with them.
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