International Institute for Culture



Growing Need
to Speak Spanish


Interested in our Spanish program? Call us at (215) 877-9910 or E-mail at: or click here to register online.


Learn Spanish and Experience Hispanic Culture

Spanish 2014: May 31 to July 12

Participants will be housed in a beautiful and spacious retreat center in Puebla that is the ideal setting for the program.
Daily Mass, the Divine Office, and the Rosary will be provided daily in Spanish. There will also be opportunities for days of recollection, confession, and other devotional practices.
Participants will have opportunities for mission work, such as, serving the poor of the Sierra Madres, visiting a hospital for AIDS patients, as well as helping in poor neighborhoods around Puebla.

The Archbishop of Puebla has appointed a priest of the archdiocese to assist in placing program participants in parishes when their Spanish has reached an adequate level of competence.
$3,975 for Language Instruction, Language Books, History and Cultural Instruction, Tours, Room and Board. Participants are responsible for travel expenses to Mexico City. We suggest approximately $600 to $900 for personal expenses (toiletries, dining out, souvenirs, etc.).
In the past, the Catholic Church Extension Society has awarded partial and full scholarships to IIC program participants from mission dioceses. If you are from a mission diocese, please be sure to inquire with the Catholic Church Extension Society about possible scholarships. (

Click here if you would like to apply on-line to this program.

Click here if you would like to download the PDF application to this program.

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The IIC offers Latin classes throughout the year in the evening on Wednesdays, as well as full-time summer intensive courses. For more information, click here to contact the Institute.

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