|Questions and Answers
Speak and live Spanish in a unique learning experience in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the Eternal Springtime City. Total immersion programs at all levels year-round.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M17753 was founded in 1961 by Dr. Ivan Illich as a part of the "Centro Intercultural de Documentación", better known as CIDOC. In 1976 CIDOC closed its doors but the Spanish school passed to a group of teachers working until these days.
2. What is your company's mission?
M17753 mission is to contribute to the spread of Spanish and the culture of Mexico through total immersion courses to foreigners within the plurality of ideas and respect for ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Teaching Spanish as a foreign language and Mexican culture through total immersion programs.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Ivan Illich (Vienna, 4 September 1926 – Bremen, 2 December 2002) was an Austrian philosopher, writer, Roman Catholic priest, and a social critic.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The Intensive Language Group Program combines Spanish classes and the warmth of living with a typical Mexican family.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"My eight weeks in Cuernavaca were some of the most memorable of my life. Not only did my Spanish vastly improve, but I made friends that I hope will last forever. My host family was incredible warm and friendly; because of them, I felt right at home. Small classes, knowledgeable teachers, conversation with my host family and friends, and opportunities to travel in Mexico combined to make my stay unforgettable".