How much does the school cost?
Registration fee is $50 dollars US to be sent in at the same time as your Application. This is a one-time, per student, non-refundable fee, and is not a part of the tuition. Tuition is $550 US for each session per student (or the Mexican Peso equivalent), or $275 US at the beginning and again in the middle of the session. Each level session runs for seven consecutive weeks. All necessary materials are included.
This can be paid in Mexican pesos equivalent here at the Spanish school, or in US dollars to:
Victory Latin American Outreach, Inc., PO Box 1945, Hutchinson, KS 67504.
If you pay by check, please clearly designate that it’s for your course costs at Roca Blanca Spanish Language School, along with your name. Or you can make the payment by PayPal using the button below if you prefer. Once you log in you can click on “Who does this payment apply to?” to enter your name and your reason for paying.
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What about housing?
2-3 Bedroom House: $120-$150/month (all prices in US dollars)
1-2 Bedroom House or 1 room Apartment: $100-$120/month
1 Bedroom with a host family (some meals included): $120-$150/month
1 Bedroom for two people with a host family (some meals included): $160-$180/month
For the houses and apartments there will be a cost for electricity, as well – usually between $20-$40/month, depending on your usage. These houses and homes are in Cacalotepec, the coastal village that the school is located in. We’re happy to help you to secure a house or apartment. We’ll need to know whether you have your own furnishings or not, and whether you’ll have a car while here. Rented rooms with Mexican families are for single students or couples without children.
There is an on-premises guesthouse and also a nice hotel ten minutes from us, both with air conditioning and kitchens, where lodging is sometimes available for those who don’t wish to live in the more rustic conditions of our village. Costs are reasonable, and given on request. If you desire to be in Puerto Escondido (30-40 minute drive from the school) then that can be arranged as well. Public transport is excellent, reliable, and inexpensive. Tell us about your needs and we will assist you in locating adequate housing.
For those arriving at the Puerto Escondido airport (PXM) there is no pick up charge. There is a charge of $90 US, or its Mexican peso equivalent, per vehicle for pickup for those arriving at or leaving from the Huatulco airport (HUX). More information on travel routes and methods can be found on the FAQ’s page from the link above.
Occasional ministry trips into coastal or mountain villages are “culture days”, as well as visits to other cultural sites during your class session, since they count as an integral part of your learning. We share the costs of these trips among all who participate, often medical personnel and others. These costs are not covered in the regular tuition. A typical village trip of three to four days will cost around $35 US per person, which includes travel, food, and sleeping arrangements; the other trips considerably less. They are wonderful experiences, and well worth doing!
Of course, the student is the main beneficiary, with both the academic depth and Christian encouragement that is part of the DNA of the Roca Blanca Spanish Language School! But it pleases us to report that we donate all the profit, after salaries and operating expenses, to the Corban Clinic’s medical ministry, and to the Roca Blanca base’s ministry expenses. We couldn’t be happier to be sowing into these worthy ministries!