Spanish Institute

Our Testimonials


Testimonials

Kathleen Nolan

Retired
Bellingham, WA – USA

- I consider the teachers and conversation instructors as the most important people of this program. My teacher re-installed my love for learning Spanish and ability to improve. I am exhausted with all the amazing parts to this program. My host family was excellent, too. I will return!

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John DePalma

Seminarian
Seattle, WA - USA

- My experience at the Spanish Institute continues to exceed my expectations. The classroom sessions, afternoon guided conversations and excursions are excellent. Above all I appreciate the high level of commitment I have encounter from all the team members.

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Kevin Cassidy

Retired Attorney
Ilwaco, WA - USA

- Learning your first foreign language is your sixties can be daunting! Going to SIP two summers in a row has given me the confidence and tools to just ¨go for it¨ The staff, teachers, and conversation instructors all made me feel extremely comfortable. You couldn’t ask for a more amazing facility, which is extremely, conducive to learning.

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Fr. Joseph Altenhofen

Catholic Priest
Seattle, WA - USA

- When I arrived I couldn’t speak Spanish. After 6 weeks, I can speak and write in Spanish. I feel comfortable having basic conversations. I recommend this program to everyone interested in learning Spanish. I now understand a lot better not just the language but also the culture.

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Madeleine Beauvais

Student
Arlington, VA – USA

- I had a fantastic experience with full-immersion language studies; the teachers and guides were fantastic in proficient of language teaching and the city itself was phenomenal. I massively improved my understanding of the language and the ability to speak Spanish.

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Lora Eckert

Caregiver
Bellingham, WA – USA

- My experience at the Spanish Institute of Puebla was much better than I expected. Things were organized extremely well and made my life in Mexico easy. My class was challenging and satisfying and my instructor was outstanding. My teacher was brilliant in coming up with ways to help me understand.

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Mia Logg

Student
Los Angeles, CA – USA

- I had an incredible experience at the Institute. I feel comfortable speaking Spanish now, which I have never before felt after many years of studying Spanish. My teachers were incredible and I enjoyed that lunch was included at a local restaurant.

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Rory Hartsoe

Student
McLean, VA - USA

- The Institute is just amazing. In all the other Spanish classes I have taken I was scared to make mistakes, at the Institute everyone is thrown into it, it is okay to make mistakes as long as you try to correct them. I was great to have the ability to go to Mexico and learn Spanish at the Institute.

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Stephen Haley

Economist
McLean, VA - USA

- This is an excellent place to focus on Spanish. There was not a single minute that I was bored. The classes were great. The excursions were well organized. My host-family became part of my life and they are now my family in Puebla. I requested my past teacher because she is excellent.

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John Hayes

Teacher
Santa Cruz, CA - USA

- It was a pleasure to study at the Spanish Institute of Puebla. I really liked the interaction with Spanish speakers. I had the opportunity to visit different places around the city. Staying with a family was a great experience. In general, people make a difference, so thank you for all the people that work at SIP.

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Sonia O’Meara

Travel Director
Lewisville, TX - USA

- I love the Spanish Institute Spanish of Puebla. It is a very well-planned program. The lessons were well paced with additional materials to enhance the learning. The teacher adjusted the information for learning better. The school is comfortable with different places to study.

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George Maldonado

Retired
Irving, TX - USA

- It could not have been a better experience. Not only were we given the tools to improve our Spanish skills, but to experience the city and the area was such a great experience I wasn´t expecting. The institute was a great environment for learning and meeting people. I really liked the conversation tours with my instructor.

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Julia Neumann

Student
Calgary, Alberta - Canada

- The Spanish Institute of Puebla is the best language school out there. I have traveled to Spain and other parts of Mexico for similar instruction, but nothing beats this one. You learn the language quickly in three-week intervals. The staff at the school is so helpful, the professors are excellent, and you always make friends from all around the world. This is my second time at the institute, and I plan on returning. Highly recommended.

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Emma Wilson

Student
Folkston, GA - USA

- I really enjoyed this program. I feel as if I have learned a lot, and I am excited to continue my Spanish learning experience. My host-family, the teacher and conversation instructors were excellent. Attending the Individual class really helped me.

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Fr. Tim Ilgen

Priest
Lacey, WA - USA

- It is intensive in the classroom, but I expected that. My teacher did a good job of explaining things. Everyone was friendly and helpful. People encouraged me to keep trying. The atmosphere was positive. I enjoyed my time with the conversation instructors and learned much about Puebla and Mexico.

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Barbara Arnold

Interpreter
Takoma Park, MD - USA

- My host family was very welcoming and friendly. My teacher was personable and flexible. Teachers and instructors were very knowledgeable and kind. The Institute covers all bases. I was very impressed with all my conversation instructors which were polite, friendly, intelligent and very helpful in all ways.

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Nicolle Selby-Thomas

Self-employed
San Diego, CA - USA

- Great program. I´m a returning student and I like the structure of the program that is why I returned. The Institute has a high caliber of instructors. My host-family was excellent. The teacher and conversation instructors were personable, well-educated and willing to help. I will be back.

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James P. Tinsley

Attorney
Tupelo, MS - USA

- The program exceeded my expectations. The team its entirety is committed to helping students speak, read and understand Spanish. All interactions were respectful and accommodating. I have acquired more cultural awareness of Mexico and its people. The Institute is committed to Total Immersion.

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Michael Richie

Retired Lawyer
Oklahoma City, OK - USA

- An excellent program. I believe immersion is the only way to learn a new language. Living in Puebla is as incredible as its people are. I now understand better the subjunctive and pronouns and have less fear in speaking Spanish. My teacher and host family were just excellent.

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Michael Van Leesten

Math Teacher / Administrator
New Haven, CT - USA

- The host-family was excellent. This experience was a very “throughout” experience and I am so glad I chose to do it. I have a fuller understanding of Spanish, increased my vocabulary and had a great cultural exposure. As a teacher and a teacher of teachers I can confidently say that my teacher was an excellent teacher.

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Debbie Cihak

Medical Doctor
Galena, IL - USA

- I can’t say enough about how great this program is. I have been very impressed with the quality of instruction. The location of the institute is ideal. Everything is this program is well organized and well thought out. I look forward to returning again. Enjoyed meeting fellow students.

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Jordan Ronson

Retired High School
New York, NY - USA

- The program is challenging emotionally, mentally and physically, but I felt well taken care of by everyone, this seemed a big family. As a teacher I was impressed with my teachers teaching methods. All conversation instructors were great. I really liked the Individual teaching.

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Patrick F. OLeary

Retired Lawyer
Woodbridge, VA – USA

- The program’s intensity, i.e. 6 hours or more per day communicating only in Spanish, vastly increased my abilities to read, speak and understand Spanish. The program was well organized and administered. The Institute takes care of everything like housing, laundry, lunch, etc.

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Jeff Pietz

School Counselor
Salem, OR - USA

- I learned so much about Mexican culture and the Spanish language at the Spanish Institute of Puebla. I would encourage anyone who wants to learn for reasons personal or professional to go to the institute. My teacher was an excellent teacher with a very efficient structure of teaching. I learned so much.

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Jane O’Leary

Retired Teacher
Woodbridge, VA - USA

- Our Spanish studies have been mainly academic so the institute provided us first class instruction in speaking and understanding Spanish. We love the people and the culture of Puebla and Mexico. We will return to study at the Institute next year. All teachers that worked with me are high quality teachers.

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Caitlin Dusek

Caitlin Dusek
Round Rock, TX - USA

- I had the absolute best time at the Spanish Institute of Puebla! My professor was so great about making sure I understood the material. My host-family was extremely friendly, and I have been able to make some really incredible friends. Overall it was a very successful trip. I learned a tremendous amount about the language, culture, people, food and Mexico.

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Kristy Gablin

Teacher
Glen Ellyn, IL - USA

- I learned more in this program than I did in 2 years of college Spanish. This program gave me the opportunity to put the years of textbook learning into practice which is impossible in a college classroom. My teacher, conversation instructor and my host-family were excellent. Everything was included.