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For practicing nurses, health professionals and faculty in all health care settings who wish to begin or refine Spanish language skills and learn about Mexican culture and health firsthand.

A study opportunity in Cuernavaca, Mexico. 
"City of Eternal Spring" 


 Come to Cuernavaca...FOR:

  • Intensive Spanish language study and culture study
  • Spanish language certificate from the Universidad Internacional
  • Field trips to hospitals & local cultural & historical sites
  • Lodging and food with a Mexican family
  • Welcome reception
  • Tour guides from UTA
  • Up to 30 nursing contact hours, Type I

Enrollment is limited; a deposit of $700 must accompany registration forms; registration is available with check or money order only.

Printable information sheet (Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed. It is available for free download)

A typical day during your one week cultural immersion begins with "Buenos Dias" breakfast with your family while in Cuernavaca.

  • Buenos Dias - Breakfast with Family
  • 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Culture and language study
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Main meal with family
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Field trips, cultural tours, shopping
  • Evening - Social activities; time on your own; Buenas Noches

Option to extend: Contact barr@uta.edu for more information.


  • Round-trip transportation from Mexico City to Cuernavaca
  • Field trips to selected local cultural and historical sites
  • Lodging and food with a Mexican family
  • Welcome reception
  • Tour guides
  • Up to 30 hours Continuing Education Credit, Type I
DATE: Deposit Due 9/25/15 ($700) Balance Due 11/06/15 ($700)
Check back for future dates    

FEE: $1400.00 (plus airfare from DFW ( or other point of departure) about $500-550 - estimated) - 8 days, 7 nights
Evidence of major medical insurance is required.
Contact barr@uta.edu for further information.
Please note that deposits must be received by deadlines listed.

NOTE: An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for cancellation and no money will be refunded during the three weeks prior to departure.

Airline information will be provided upon receipt of registration. REGISTRATION FORM

General Information

  • Limited enrollment
  • Fee must accompany registration form
  • Registration is payable by check or money order
FACULTY: Faculty at the Universidad Internacional (Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies) in Cuernavaca are credentialed Spanish language teachers. Visit the University website for more information about the school and their nursing program
PRIMARY TOUR DIRECTOR: Wendy J. Barr, PhD, RN, CNE is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Educational Associate of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health. Dr. Barr received a BSN from Loyola University, Chicago; an MS from The University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a PhD in Nursing From Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX. She has been involved with Travel, Study Learn in Cuernavaca, Mexico for 15 years. ALTERNATE TOUR DIRECTOR: Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN is Professor Emerita and Adjunct Faculty in Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. Dr. Bond received a BSN from Texas Christian University; an MN from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin. She has studied, lived and practiced professional nursing and nurse-midwifery in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Checks may be made payable to:

The University of Texas at Arlington. 


Holly Niemann
UT Arlington College of Nursing
UTA Box 19407
Arlington, TX 76019-0407