Destinations: Mexico

Age: From 14 to 18 Years Old

Language: Spanish

Dates: September to June

Length: Term, Semester, Academic Year

Price: From 4590 EUR


Be an exchange student in Mexico

Your student exchange in Mexico with Nacel International:
Exchange students who are interested in studying the Spanish language should not overlook the wonderful opportunities to discover the Mexican culture. Exchange students will discover 3000 years of history which have built this nation. They will feel the influence that the indigenous population and the Spanish have exerted in the development of its culture. The High School exchange in Mexico will offer them the opportunity to live with a Mexican host family eager to share its way of life and to become a member of the local community and school.

What should I expect from my school year in Mexico?

Public schools in Mexico serve 87% of all students in the country. The Mexican School system is divided as follows: the prescolar, the primary, the secundary and the preparatory school. Most of the exchange students will attend classes in a preparatoria school. In the preparatoria schools, students must choose one of 4 professional areas: physical-mathematics, chemical-biological, economic-administrative, or humanities. Courses are held in Spanish and include Math, Biology, History, Spanish language and literature, Physical Education, Art, Music, French, and Italian. All schools offer English courses, some of them French courses also.

Study Abroad in Mexico

Exchange students are not placed in a particular district of Mexico city but are usually not placed outside of Mexico City. The host family welcomes the student as a new member of their own family. We recruit families through schools (because one of the family members attends the school). They are all middle class families who receive a small stipend, but they do not host for money; the family expects the exchange student to participate in their daily life and speak Spanish, making a new friend. In Mexico, students are in school for 4 to 6 hours a day.
Note that we now also offer a program in Mérida.

Graduation is not possible during your exchange program in Mexico.

We also offer exchange programs in the below listed countries:
- High School exchange in Ecuador
High School exchange in Chile
High School exchange in Argentina 
High School exchange in Costa Rica
High School exchange Spain

School type:



Apply at least 5 months before arrival.


Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School exchange in Mexico (preferably in Spanish).
A minimum of two years of Spanish study and good academic results are required to study in Mexico.


Study abroad in Mexico and live with a host family, providing half board on weekdays, full board on weekends.


Please request more information through the contact form.  

High School exchange in Mexico
Prices 2018

Country Program Dates Ref. Price
High School in Mexico Term Between September and June ZMET1 4 590 EUROS
High School in Mexico Semester September to January ZMES1 6 040 EUROS
High School in Mexico Academic Year September to June ZMEY1 7 690 EUROS

The application to your student exchange program in Mexico is done in six stages:
1. An interview is carried out with you and your family to determine eligibility
2. You complete the application form and return it to us with supporting documents
3. We issue the formal acceptance and start working on your placement
4. Arrangements are made for your placement and communicated to you
5. We assist you to apply for your visa if necessary
6. You determine your travel arrangements and we organize your arrival

We wish you a successful High School exchange in Mexico!

Price includes:

- Administration fees
- Placement in a local school
- Host family placement on a half board basis on weekdays, full board on weekends
- Orientation on arrival
- Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival
- Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program

Price does not include:

- International airfare
- International Travel insurance
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Extra activities organized by the school.
- Extra language courses
- School material (notebooks, pens, pencils etc…)
- Lunches at school
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
- Application fees (65 euros)

“Dear Nacel.  Thanks for your update.  I can’t tell you how thankful I am to K. and the gentleman who took Sean (my son) to the hospital last night.  I was so relieved that there were people there who were concerned about what was happening to Sean.  I’m sure you can imagine how difficult it would be for anyone, let alone a young person, to be ill and in a hospital in a foreign country all alone. I commend Nacel for having a well-run program. I am grateful for the kindness shown by the people associated with Nacel in Playa del Carmen.”
Colleen, mother of Sean.


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