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Co-School Puerto Vallarta

Spend your next semester forging your own study abroad experience, while learning Spanish and exploring Mexico.

In-Country Director Miguel Guerrero alongside coworkers, utilizing the freely available downtown Vallarta Co-Work space.

Co-School Vallarta provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to customize their own study abroad experience by joining our international co-living home in beachside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Without the hassle of applying to formal international exchange programs or figuring out which college course credits will transfer between different educational institutions, students at Co-School Vallarta simply schedule a semester of online courses though their existing undergraduate university.

Spend this fall in Mexico, experiencing a vibrant culture while learning one of the fastest growing, and widely spoken languages.

  • STUDY ABROAD

    Schedule online credits through your own university, and study while building your own international co-living experience and learning Spanish in Puerto Vallarta. More info…

  • CO-LIVING HOME

    Safe and secure, join a co-living home full of likeminded students, self-directed learners, and intentional international explorers. More info…

  • TRAVEL PURPOSEFULLY

    Spend your fall semester exploring Jalisco, from your co-living home base and downtown Puerto Vallarta to weekend camping trips under the stars and getaway retreats.  Our photos

PROGRAM DATES

Fall 2017 (August 1st – December 22nd)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Final Applications due May 16th, 2017.

Upcoming Info Session:

Info Session Webinars

Upcoming sessions:
  • Every Thursday at both 2pm & 6pm EST:
    • April 13th
    • April 20th
    • April 27th
    • May 4th
Location: Virtual (Anywhere!) Just follow the link below to join our chat room for the presentation.
Webinar Session link: https://appear.in/co-school

Program Details: Study Abroad

Study Abroad While Taking Classes Online

Enroll in 3-5 courses through your own university.

You make it what you want it to be: we provide enough structure for a soft-landing in Mexico, with the resources and community accountability to keep you on track without getting in the way of your creativity.

Your Learning, Your Way

Co-School gives you the freedom to build your own international experience—a richer experience, free from the institutional constraints of a traditional study abroad through a major university.

Co-Living Home Details

Partner Organization

Co-Living Home Details

Vallarta Co-School is more than an international student home—we are a curated crew of self-motivated experiential learners building an authentic connection together in a beautiful community.

  • Accommodation in a conveniently located, secure, shared co-living home with access to kitchen, laundry services, and WiFi
  • Peace of mind at home, alongside vetted housemates all passionate about creative learning opportunities
  • Co-living programming facilitated in-home by house managers, including travel excursions and mini field trips
  • A community of likeminded adventurers who support one another in building an authentic mutual experience together

Dates & Costs

Costs

The cost of the program is inclusive of the following home base benefits:

  • Unlimited access to professional co-working space downtown through our founding partner organization, Vallarta Co-Work
  • Spanish language learning modules, taught at your pace and to your experience level by native speakers
  • Arrival pick-up at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (Puerto Vallarta)
  • Staff support throughout the program provided by in-country Director Miguel Guerrero and the in-house managers, including weekly group seminars and routine one-on-one check-ins
  • Immersion into local culture and life within Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding region, from quick trips downtown to overnight local camping retreats in Jalisco
  • Pre-program departure orientation and check ins with the Insight Team
  • Post-program debriefing sessions upon return

Program Total (Fall 2017) –  $799 USD / month (for 5 months)

The cost of the program does not include:

  • Course registration for any online university classes
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (required)
  • Food and personal expenditures
  • International health insurance coverage
  • Any required visas (US and Canadian Citizens can stay in Mexico up to 6 months without visa, and will not need a visa for the duration of the program.)

Total program cost payable to Insight Global Education – $3,995 USD

Upcoming Program

Fall 2017

Application Period: 

February 1st, 2017 – May 16th, 2017

Program Dates: August 1st (flexible move-in dates) – December 22nd, 2017

*Acceptance on a Rolling Basis: The sooner you apply, the sooner we can evaluate your application. Programs do fill up, so if Co-School Vallarta is something you’re considering, apply early.

TRAVEL

Program FAQs

When does Co-School Puerto Vallarta run?

The program runs in the fall semester. Please see the ‘Dates and Costs’ section for more details.

When is the application period for the program?

The application dates are provided in the ‘Dates and Costs’ section. Applicants who apply before the early entry deadline will be interviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

How much does the program cost?

For the cost of the program, please refer to the above section ‘dates and costs’.

Will I receive academic credit for participating in the program?

Students will not earn course credit directly through Co-School Vallarta, and must schedule all classes online through their current university, or another university offering transferable online credits.

What will I be doing while in Puerto Vallarta?

The program is made up of three core components, study abroad, co-living, and travel. While in Mexico, participants will study Spanish language, have unlimited access to the the downtown co-working space, and work with their housemates to design their own field excursions. Participants will have the opportunity to travel independently on the weekends, as well as the freedom to make the most of their own international experiences however they see fit.

What is the cost of living and food costs? 

Rent at the co-living home is included in the program cost—there will be an equipped kitchen in the home, but regular meals are not included. Food prices in Mexico are cheaper than in the United States and Canada on average—because Puerto Vallarta is a tourist destination, there are certainly expensive restaurants around, but also plenty of affordable local cuisine, and lots of access to food shopping, from fresh farmers markets and grocery supermarkets.

What type of support can I expect in Mexico?

Participants will be required to participate in pre-departure remote trainings. While in Mexico, Insight will have in-house managers present to assist in delivering program facilitation. In addition, the staff includes in-country Director Miguel Guerrero at Vallarta Co-Work, where students will spend most of their time working, and who will assist in providing location-specific support services through his deep knowledge of all things local.

Where will I live?

We rent out local co-living homes where the entire cohort, along with our facilitators, live throughout the program. Participants can expect to share a room with a roommate of the same gender. The units are modern, furnished, and conveniently located in safe and secure neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta.

Located along the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía Banderas in the Mexican State of Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta is a bustling resort town home to ~250,000 people. Known for being an extremely friendly city, “PV” is already full of student life—the home to a branch campus of the Mexico’s University of Guadalajara, a booming tourism industry, and an authentic culture of arts and cuisines.

Join the Co-School Crew

The Fall 2017 semester will be the flagship home and launch year of Vallarta Co-School—we welcome you to join us in creating this intentionally international co-living/co-learning experience.

Our leadership team brings our diverse backgrounds, from building international educational experiences, to managing passionate co-living communities and facilitating innovation through spatial and programming design. And we can’t wait to jump in and learn with you!

Example of a Puerto Vallarta Co-Living Residence

Ready to Apply?

Interested in joining us this fall? Applications close May 16th, 2017. Apply early, we accept on a rolling basis!