Rates

for Spanish classes

Our weekly tuition costs include the homestay program and three meals a day six days aweek with a local family. Also included are four hours of one on one instruction five days aweek. There is a one time registration fee of $50 payable with the first week. On Sundays only breakfast is provided to allow the family a day off from cooking.

Dates and CourseTuition/Homestay p/w
September through April One on one Spanish classes five days a week including homestay program $250 wk
May through August One on one Spanish classes five days a week including homestay program $270 wk
September through April Natural Indigenous Medicine Course Mayan medicine program includes homestay with a local family $280 wk
May through August Natural Indigenous Medicine Course Mayan medicine programs includs homestay with a local family $300 wk
September through April Mayan Language Program Mayan Languages Q ́anjob ́al and K'iché including homestay $280 wk
May through August Mayan Language Program Mayan Languages Q ́anjob ́al and K'iché including homestay $300 wk
September through Apriol Mayan Spirituality Mayan Spirituality Classes five days, four hours a day with homestay $280 wk
May through August Mayan Spirituality Mayan Spirituality Classes five days, four hours a day with homestay $300 wk
Traditional Mayan Weaving Classes Five hours minimum $15 hr

* To be enrolled into our Natural Medicine/Spirituality Program/Mayan Language classes we recommend you be a intermediate or advanced Spanish speaker.

* Vegetarian meals are available in our home stay program.

* Three meals a day are provided Monday through Saturday. On Sundays only breakfast is provided to allow the families a day off from cooking.

What tuition covers

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Tuition covers four hours per weekday of individual instruction. Also included are seven days of housing and three meals per day six days a week with a local family. Residence accommodations will include private sleeping room, sterilized or bottled drinking water, and warm bathing water. Residence weeks normally run from Sunday through Saturday, and teaching weeks from Monday to Friday. Students wishing to begin residence or teaching weeks on other days may do so, however, with an adjusted per diem payment schedule designed to ensure fair compensation to teachers and family.

Registration Fee

Centro Maya charges a one time $50 per student registration fee to help offset the cost of internet presence, telephone communication, postage and shipping, and print advertising.

Payment Fees

Centro Maya Xela receives payment through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay them for your tution. They allow you pay for your studies with any major credit card without having a PayPal account. The first week's tuition plus registration are required in advance of your arrival to the school’s PayPal account. Once you are in Xela you may pay for additional weeks of study in US dollars, Guatemalan quetzales, or travelers checks drawn in U.S. dollars. You may also pay for additional weeks of tuition by major credit card however, there is a $10.00 extra fee per transaction. All Subsequent study/residence weeks will be paid on each Thursday of the previous week.

Paid Holidays

  • Jan 1 - New Years Day
  • Date Varies - Good Friday Easter
  • May 1 - Workers Day
  • Sept 15 - Independence Day
  • Nov 1 - All Saints Day
  • Dec 25 - Christmas Day

School Hours

  • Monday to Friday - 7:30am to 8pm
  • Saturday - 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday - 10am to 5pm
  • We can accommodate special hours
  • The school will provide study materials.
  • School is within walking distance of homestay

* These are official paid Holidays. Tuition is not prorated for these holidays.


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Arrivals

If you arrive in Xela during these business hours please come directly to the school where you will be greeted and taken to your host family's home. If you arrive outside these hours please spend the night in a local hotel and then come to the school during normal businesses hours the next day.

Refund Policy

Our refund policy is as follows: Payment of your 1st week of tuition and corresponding registration fee are required. If you are unable to attend for any reason, you may request a refund of 50% of the if request is made before your arrival date. The registration fee is not refundable. Refunds are not available if we are not notified prior to arrival date, however changes to your arrival date are permitted with advanced notice. Please contact us as soon as possible to reschedule your arrival.

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