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Earn Credit With 12 Day Trip
To the "City of Eternal Spring" in Mexico
June 20 – July 1, 2024

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  • Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and Mexican culture on this 12-day intensive program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Cuernavaca is the capital of the state of Morelos, in central Mexico, and is located just 53 miles from Mexico City. Known around the world as "The City of Eternal Spring" for its pleasant climate, Cuernavaca has impressive scenery, archaeological ruins and haciendas, remarkable museums and a lively social scene.
  • Take Spanish grammar classes and participate in a bilingual exchange group with Spanish native speakers.
  • Stay with a Mexican family.
  • Learn vocabulary related to travel, daily life and social situations.
  • Learn about Mexican geography, artists, history and religion.
  • Take excursions to museums, nearby cities and archeological sites.


map of Cuernavaca Mexico



Frequently Asked Questions

Of course, but it is easier and fun when you are surrounded by the Spanish language and Mexican culture.

Yes. You will earn 3 credit hours for IDS 207 Cultural Exploration (Interdepartamental Studies).  It will transfer to Clemson University, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Anderson University as 3 hours of elective credit that will count towards any major.  It may transfer to other universities- just let us know what university you are considering.

Pretty much anyone with a serious interest in learning Spanish and experiencing another culture can go.  As a student, a current minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.  If you are not a student, you can go without earning university credit.  No Spanish background is required, but it is encouraged.  There will be a pre-departure orientation to prepare you for the experience.

About $900 for students, plus airfare and Tri-County Tuition. For non-students, the price is $1200, plus airfare. If you can´t go because of the cost, reach out to professor Tumlin ( to inquire about scholarships and payment options. Don't let the cost prevent you from experiencing this amazing opportunity.

All program fees in Cuernavaca, including Spanish grammar and conversational classes in Mexico, room and board with a Mexican family (3 meals/day, double occupancy), airport transfers in Mexico, day trips, guides, tips, entry fees, international health insurance, excursions to historical and tourist sites.

Airfare, your passport, spending money, local transportation costs, dinners, vaccinations or immunizations and tuition.

Don't wait! Turn in the completed application form and an unofficial copy of your transcript to Trini Tumlin. Submit two recommendation forms (one personal and one academic) as soon as possible.

After reviewing applications and letters of recommendation, faculty directors may conduct interviews and will select students based on

  1. academic preparation and strength,
  2. sense of maturity, responsibility, and citizenship,
  3. ability to describe how study abroad experience will apply to academic and personal goals; and knowledge of proposed destination and culture. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.
    Faculty directors will notify students of selection by March 27.

Trini Tumlin is a Spanish Instructor at Tri-County Technical College and native of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Trini co-directed Tri-County's 2006 Study Abroad Program in Cuernavaca.

Monday through Friday

  • 08:30am-9:30am Breakfast with Mexican family
  • 11:00am-2:00pm Spanish class, conversation, or lecture
  • 2:30pm-4:00pm Lunch with Mexican family
  • 4:30pm- 7:00pm Practical Situation (market, museum, historical site, etc.)

Evenings:  Optional Cultural Activities
Weekends:  Excursions to other cities, towns, archeological ruins

Trini Tumlin: 864-220-8018 or or Easley Campus 220

Crystal Chemel 864-646 1673 or or Pendleton campus AD104.

Important Dates

February 23

Application deadline and Reference Letters Due

March 8

$500 Deposit Due

June 20

Depart for Mexico

July 1 

Return home


Here's what former participants had to say about Tri-County's Program in Cuernavaco, Mexico:

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