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Short Term | Exploring the Yucatan
Yucatan, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
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Program Description:
Exploring the Yucatan
Yucatan, Mexico
Spring Break 2017
March 11- March 19

No prerequisites, and all majors are welcome to apply.


Program Description:

On this program, students will have the opportunity to discover the rich historical and cultural heritage of the Yucatan Peninsula. Students will learn about ancient and modern Maya culture. Among others, we will visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Chichen Itzá, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, and Tulum, an ancient Maya fortress overlooking the Caribbean. We will learn about vibrant contemporary Maya culture by visiting local villages, taking cooking lessons, and exploring the colonial cities of Merida and Valladolid. Finally, students will have the opportunity to experience Yucatan's natural beauty, including excursions to cenotes (underground rivers) and the white sand beaches of the Caribbean. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • To gain an appreciation of the people and culture of contemporary Yucatan, Mexico
  • To understand the history and prehistory of Maya civilization
  • To gain a new understanding of everyday life in another country

Program Course: LAS 3955 Study Abroad Mexico

Course Syllabus:

Study Abroad Syllabus.doc


Program fee:  $1,700 (subject to adjustment)
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: TBA
Payment 2: TBA

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Local guides
  • Site tickets
  • Local ground transportation
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following are not included:
  • Tuition
  • Flights

Deadline to apply is 1/12/2017
Deadline to commit to the program is 1/19/2017


Program Leader: Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Program Leader email:

This program is currently not accepting applications.