The Institute is located in the city of Siguatepeque, in the geographical center of Honduras. It is in the department of Comayagua and has a population of 90,000. "Sigua" is two hours away from Honduras's biggest cities: Tegucigalpa, the political capital, and San Pedro Sula, the economic capital. Both cities have international airports, with flights arriving regularly from Canada and the United States. The city is approximately 1200m (4000ft) above sea level and surrounded by lush, green mountains. The climate is cool and refreshing year-round.
Having the attractions of a city while maintaining small-town charm, Siguatepeque offers modern conveniences without the risks of living in a bigger city. It is a beautiful place to focus in on language and culture because of its community feel and nearby cultural attractions. 30 minutes away is Honduras's vast and spectacular Lake Yojoa, where one can go kayaking, hiking, or to eat fried fish. 40 minutes in the other direction, Comayagua is bigger city that is the colonial capital of Honduras and has the oldest clock in the Americas. There is a larger variety of stores and restaurants that make for a fun evening out. Another attraction of Siguatepeque is the handmade ceramic pottery that is produced locally and can be purchased at very reasonable prices. Only an hour away from Siguatepeque, you can visit the historic city of La Esperanza, the highest city in Honduras at over 5000 feet above sea level.