The Campus

Located in the heart of Chapala, Mexico, the Oak Life campus is a perfect, colorful home away from home.


Our unique campus housing, "Casa Tulitas," features three Hispanic, hacienda-style buildings with all the colors of modern Mexico. Whether you are lounging in the community space or enjoying the patio gardens, Casa Tulitas offers rest, a place to study, and a fun atmosphere.



City: Chapala
State: Jalisco
Country: Mexico
Altitude: 5,000 ft
Climate: Desert, arid
Weather: September to May—75° and Sunny
June to August—70° and Rainy

The Casa Tulitas is ready to serve you with:

*Dorm buildings are fully furnished and gender-segregated, with 1-3 students per room.


Not a homebody?
Here's what you'll find around town:

Distance: 12 minutes walking

Walk along the coast of Mexico’s largest lake. The beautiful boardwalk, called the “malecon” in Spanish, features a local market, native dancers and a skate park. 

Distance: 15 minutes driving

Our neighboring town of Ajijic is a must-see— known for its bright colors, artisan shops, and excellent cuisine.  

Distnace: 15 minutes by boat

Sitting in the middle of Lake Chapala, you can get to Scorpion Island by hiring a small boat driver. Although it isn’t as dangerous a place as it sounds, the island guides can teach you to tame a scorpion with ease! 

Distance: 15 minutes driving

Chapala sits in the mountains at an altitude of 5,000 feet. You can climb even higher in “El Tepalo.” This hike is of medium difficulty, and the full loop stretches 3 miles. If you make the trek during the rainy season, the hike will reveal three beautiful waterfalls.  

Distance: 12 minutes driving

There are two local movie theaters, both recently renovated. If theater relaxing is your speed, you’ll find all the latest movies in English for the incredible ticket price of $2.50. 

Distance: 12 minutes driving

Tobolandia is our local water park. Here, you’ll find several pools, a lazy lagoon and six water slides (plus all the typical, Mexican snack food you could want.)

Distance: 22 minutes driving

Although there are many plant nurseries that are closer, this one is worth the drive. Their model cactus garden has been growing for decades, sporting every varietal imaginable. Tour their greenhouse rooms filled with thousands of baby cactus (each around $3), and maybe pick a few up for your dorm room!

Distance: All around you

If you like tacos as much as we do, then prepare yourself. There is a street taco cart on nearly every corner in Chapala. Taco eating begins around sundown with carts opening at 7pm every night of the week. Steak? Chorizo? Pastor? We got it all. 

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