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Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is set in the beautiful central highlands of Guatemala. During this six week program (first summer session), students take 6 credits of Intermediate Spanish. Classes are taught by teachers at Antigua's oldest Spanish language school, Proyecto Linguistico Francisco Marroquin (PLFM). The school is located walking distance from the city center. Students stay with local homestay families to practice their Spanish and gain insight into Guatemalan culture. This program aims to improve students' knowledge of the Spanish language, including the ability to speak correctly and effectively outside the classroom, and integrate students as much as possible in the local culture.


Area(s) of Study

  • Spanish

Sponsored by Proyecto Linguistico Francisco Marroquin - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students earn 6 hours of transfer credit upon successful completion of program. SPN 601D, 610D, and 611D offered. Course are taught by local instructors in Guatemala.


Spanish language courses are taught by local instructors at Proyecto Linguistico Francisco Marroquin (PLFM) in Antigua, Guatemala.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students live in homestays within walking distance of PLFM language center. Host families provide three meals per day. Student are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2020 Program Fee TBD. 2019 Program Fee: $2175. Fee includes housing, most meals, administrative and instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, local transportation and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Summer First
  • May 24, 2020 to July 5, 2020
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources


Next Step

Come to an info session to learn more! Sept. 26, 3:30pm, GAR 2.128 / Oct. 28, 4pm, MEZ 1.118 / Nov. 22, 12pm, PAR 214. For more info, contact program coordinator, Parker Pflaum at

Program information above is subject to change