Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico

MexicoBirthplace to several well-known intellectuals and artists, Guzman (or “The Athens of Jalisco” as it is sometimes called), is an historic, quaint Mexican city with a population hovering around 100,000. Rich in pre-Columbian history and culture, Guzman is situated snuggly between two mountain ranges, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and less than 100 km southwest of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city.  Home to many small family-owned and operated businesses, Guzman’s streets are clean and safe, and its people very friendly.  The city is home to several universities and, therefore, has a young, lively, student atmosphere.  And, of course, all the conveniences of a modern city can be found here such as shopping centers, internet cafes, fine restaurants, excellent and cheap street food, and night clubs.  Those looking to enjoy their TEFL Experience south of the border need look no further than Guzman.  After you’ve graduated from the course, tons of teaching opportunities abound in nearby Guadalajara and other great locations throughout Mexico and Central America.  To learn more about getting TEFL certified in Guzman, inquire today!

Course Fees

$500 deposit + $1200 balance due upon arrival.

Accommodations are $400, which includes four weeks in a single room with a Mexican family, all meals included.


We provide you with the best options for staying in our community, and immersing yourself in the real Mexico found in Ciudad Guzmán. Students can choose from either staying with a Mexican family in their private home, or in one of the many traditional hotels in the city. In either case, we carefully screen potential housing options to make sure that they are not only safe and comfortable for our students, but, that they will enhance your experience here. Many of our students form life long relationships with the people they meet during their time here, and we guarantee that your stay here in Ciudad Guzmán will be truly unforgettable!

Private Homes of Mexican families

Private homes are available if you wish to experience life with a Mexican family, and take even more opportunity to practice and develop your Spanish. All home-stay prices include three meals a day and the option of either a private or shared bedroom. Homestays are usually not more than a 15 minute bus journey from our school. Families are carefully selected to be friendly and helpful, and always treat their guests as one of the family. This is a great opportunity to experience the hospitality and warmth that Mexico is famous for.


There are several posada type hotels very near to the school. Some of our recommendations are below. All the places recommended are clean, safe and very reasonable.

Hotel Zapotlan

An exceptional, old colonial hotel located on the plaza in the center of Ciudad Guzman. It is one of the finest hotels in the city. Many of I.C.T.C.'s long term teachers live in apartments at this complex.

Posada del Parque Hotel

Located within 50 feet of the entrance to our language institute. Most of the rooms at this posada are two beds to a room. So, if you want to share a room with another person, this is a very reasonable option.

Hotel Tlayolan

Located near the Plaza in the center of Ciudad Guzman. It has a 4 star service rating, and is located two blocks away from our training center within the historic down town area. It includes a dining room, hot water showers, a room with TV, room with computer and internet access available for guests, laundry service, tourist info, tours and events room.


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