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  • Locations: Campeche, Mexico; Merida, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) 
  • Program Cost:: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 10/18/2019
Rolling Admission 12/26/2019 01/06/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Program Description:

Maya Mexico Winter

Program Overview

During this winter study abroad, we spend eight days in the Yucatan Peninsula and the final four days in Mexico City. In the Yucatan, we explore the famous Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, the markets & neighborhoods of Merida and Campeche, surrounding pueblos, the ecological reserve of Celestun, a beautiful beach village, and two natural Maya cenotes (swimming pools). In Mexico City, excursions include the Historic Center, the original artwork of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the National Anthropological Museum & Chapultepec Castle, the city’s rich and diverse markets & neighborhoods, the Aztec Templo Mayor, and the famous temples of Teotihuacan. The program concludes with a farewell dinner and surprise cultural outing.  Throughout, we employ a “Place as Text” teaching methodology, which inserts students into social environments and fosters close observation of the local culture.


Winter 2019-2020 Course Offerings:

HON 300: Topics: Art & History of Mexico
ANTH 366 / HIST 491: Topics: Visual Culture of the Maya and Aztecs
ART 396: Topics: Photographing Mexico


This program is currently not accepting applications.