CICEL (International Center for Cultural and Language Studies), Cuernavaca, Mexico, is an environmentally aware, grass roots cultural centre dedicated to bringing awareness to Mexico’s cultural diversity. Students and volunteers meet with and learn from community and traditional leaders, youth organizers, social activists and non-governmental civil organizations.
The XOCHIQUETZAL-CALLI PROJECT is an indigenous-based, wellness centre utilizing professional and ancient healing techniques that help to strengthen the spirit of individuals and development of community as a whole, with a concentration on the health, nutrition and wellbeing of women and disadvantaged children (volunteer run).
NAHUATL students study the ancient, indigenous language and philosophy in a classroom setting combined with visits to nearby villages where the ancient Nahuatl language is still spoken. Some Nahuatl workshops offered are “The History of Corn”, “The History of Nopal”, “Legends and Customs of Mexican Villages”, “The Legend of Quetzacoatl” and “Temazcalli and Ancestral Tradition.”
BEGINNER SPANISH is taught in classroom sessions together with outings to local markets, restaurants and attractions. Intermediate Spanish offers participants the opportunity to learn through the literature of Latino writers Juan Rulfo, Rosario Castellanos, Nelly Campobello, Guadalupe Loaesa, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez … and others.
CICEL specializes in SPANISH WITH EMPHASIS ON NURSING (Intermediate Level Students). The Spanish language classes concentrate on social work, clinical psychotherapy and nursing. Students visit local clinics and converse with CICEL’s extensive network of nurses, local healers, midwives and rural doctors.
At CICEL you are given the opportunity to connect with nature, revitalize your spirit and soul and lend a helping hand to others!
For complete information, please contact ESTELA ROMAN, DIRECTOR