Tierra Educational Center in in Eliot Neighborhood is offering a unique full-immersion trip to Pátzcuaro, Mexico this December 10-18th. The center opened in 2009, with a mission to offer small group Spanish and ESL services to help bridge communication and cultural barriers between the growing immigrant population and the community at large.
In honor of that mission, this immersion trip has been specially designed to integrate its participants with a Mexican and indigenous community in this small colonial pueblo in the state of Michoacán. Participants will study Spanish and regional history in 20 hours of classes, learn about local traditions by attending medicinal plant and artisan workshops, explore ancient pyramids and ruins, visit one of the largest Monarch butterfly overwintering areas in the world, and much more! The trip includes eight nights lodging in an 18th century hacienda-style hotel, traditional Mexican meals, and pre-departure and in-country trip assistance provided by a representative of Tierra along with the Center for Languages and Ecotours of Pátzcuaro (CELEP).
In order to retain the authenticity of the town and the emphasis on small group interaction, this trip allows a maximum of only 8 participants, so register soon! If traveling abroad is unavailable to you, be sure to check out the plethora of local Spanish classes for children and adults available at Tierra Educational Center.
Visit www.tierracenter.com or call 503-213-3677 for more information.