Student Experiences

“The method of teaching at Interaction is so focused on conversation; US students who have been taking Spanish classes for 6 years are asking me what the teacher is saying! Being immersed in the Mexican culture and Spanish language was the most beneficial thing I’ve done with a summer.”

  Ginger McKinney, Arkansas

            Summer 2006                                                         

“I liked Spanish before coming to Chihuahua, but now "me encanta" (I love it) !!!”

                                                                                                Bernadette Dezasse, Germany

                                                                                                           September 2008

"This was, by far, the best summer I've ever had.  Not only did I learn a lot and have a blast but I formed really cool relationships.  The teachers care so much about you, not only about your Spanish but about how you are doing and how they can help you have a great time in Chihuahua. "

  Lindsey Baker, Oklahoma

          Summer 2008

“Chihuahua is an amazing city, safe and full of very friendly people. The teachers at Interaction are all very nice, and because there are all different types of teachers the school is able to match them to fit your learning style.”

                                                                                                         James Kuhr, Texas

                                                                                                             Summer 2007  

“I would recommend studying Spanish at Interaction to anyone who asked.  I learned so much Spanish, but I also had the opportunity to be immersed in a wonderful culture and experience new customs and new ways of life.  I have grown to really love the people of Chihuahua.”

      Hannah Paulson, Minnesota

                 Summer 2008

"I have studied Spanish before, but living here is a different situation. I was able to experience the culture and language, rather than just study it. Chihuahua is a wonderful place to live and study."

                                                                                                 Alicia Podufalski, Pennsylvania
                                                                                                            Summer 2007

"If you want, you can help at orphanages or churches. This is a great way to learn Spanish because the whole time you have to be speaking Spanish! The teachers are just amazing. They want  you to get involved in life in Mexico. If you want to learn Spanish, Interaction is the place to do it. You’re surrounded by         Spanish and everyone there will encourage you.”

         Chris Miller, California
               Summer 2007

“I learned a lot of Spanish and a lot of Mexican history.  The relationships I built with my host family, other students and faculty were incredible.”

                                                                                                        Ty Weston, Arkansas

                                                                                                              Summer 2008

“Even after only three weeks of instruction I feel more in tune with the Spanish language and culture.  Because of my host family, friends and teachers here in Chihuahua it will always be a home-away-from-home.”

       Sarah Lickfold, Colorado

                  June 2008

"I was really impressed by the amount of thought that is put into every aspect of the program. A real effort is put into matching students with host families that meet their interests (mine was terrific!). And while there are a lot of classroom hours each day, those hours are carefully broken up, by changing activities and teachers, so that the day moves right along!

                                                                                                          Charlotte Haney, Ohio

                                                                                                               May-June 2007

“I loved Mexico so much I stayed! My host family is awesome; I am like part of the family. I went from level zero to practically fluent in three months!”

          Nick Tignor, Arkansas
                   Fall 2006

“I loved living in Chihuahua. It seems as though the city is perfect for studying Spanish. I also really appreciated the work and planning put into the program to make it very dynamic and enjoyable.”

                                                                                                      Elena Magaña, Texas

                                                                                                            Summer 2007

“ Interaction is one of the best-kept secrets in Mexico! I found Chihuahua to be a modern, safe city.  I was very happy with the school facilities, its excellent teachers and friendly, helpful staff. My home stay was a special experience, where I enjoyed some wonderful Mexican food and fun family events ”

    Betty McMahon, New Mexico

                  April 2007

" My experience at Interaction was outstanding.  I went there knowing almost no Spanish and after 5 weeks feel like I have the foundation to become fluent with continued practice.  The facilities and our housing accommodations were also excellent."

                                                                                                    Thomas Walker, Arkansas

                                                                                                          September 2007

"Our whole family enjoyed our time at Interaction.  All five of us saw growth in our Spanish skills.  The teachers were excellent and became good friends while we were in Chihuahua.  I highly recommend the school!"

  Mike McDonald, Alberta, Canada

                 May 2008

“I loved studying at Interaction!  I have learned so much and have made some amazing friends here who I plan on staying in close contact with. I have so many wonderful memories and it is great to know that I truly have a home in another country!”

                                                                                                    Kassie Sen, Arkansas

                                                                                                         Summer 2007

"Although my time at Interaction was brief, the balance between language and cultural competency was essential to my experience."

      Brad Changstrom, Colorado

                 June 2008

“Spending two and a half months in Chihuahua was an amazing experience.  It was a great opportunity to learn a new language and culture.  The teachers and families are super willing to help and are so hospitable.”

                                                                                                  Lindsey Sparkman, Arkansas

                                                                                                            Summer 2008