Merida, Mexico

SUA offers a study abroad program at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Merida through IFSA. This program is best suited for students with higher-level Spanish.

It was without doubt one of the best experiences in my life.

Program Characteristics

The fall semester takes place from mid-August to mid-December. The spring semester takes place from early January to mid-May.

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Four semesters of university-level Spanish

You will take a required advanced language course and may choose between two other required courses: History of Mayan Culture and Civilization or History of Mexico-United States Relations. Additionally, you can choose from a full range of courses in humanities, social sciences, education, and business.

You may take a four- to five-day archeological excursion, and day trips to places such as Uxmal, Chichén, Ek-Balam, and Hacienda Sotuta de Peón. 

You will live with a Mexican host family.