Spanish Language and Mayan Culture in Merida, Mexico

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  • May 20th - June 23rd , 2017

  • Enjoy five weeks of spanish and cultural immersion in Mérida, Yucatán

  • This program includes substantial cultural travel in the Mayan region, Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xcaret, Celestún, Izamal, Uxmal, and the international resort town of Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya.

  • To maximize your language immersion experience, students will reside with local host families, and will take classes with ASU instructors, as well as local Mérida experts in Mayan culture.

  • Faculty Director: Carmen Scales


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Spend five weeks in Merida, Mexico learning Spanish, in the beautiful Yucatan Peninsul. Merida, a pleasant and safe colonial city with a tranquil lifestyle and all modern-day conveniences, is the perfect place to study the Spanish language and Mayan culture. To maximize language immersion, students will reside with local M´rida host families, take classes with ASU instructors, and interact with local merida experts in Mayan culture.

The Program Fee for Summer 2017 is $4,995.

Program Fee includes: 6 credits of ASU tuition, housing & all meals in Merida, international medical insurance, organized travel including hotels with some meals.  Not included: Airfare, passport, books and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.