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IFSA Butler in Mexico: Summer Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatan

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Location:
Merida,
Mexico
Term: Summer

Further your Spanish skills while studying in the Yucatan for a summer term

Overview

The Language and Cultural Studies in the Yucatan program provides you the opportunity to study Spanish, contemporary Yucatan culture, the history of Mayan culture and civilization and/or Medical Spanish. You will live with carefully selected homestay families.

Academics

All students must take an intermediate or advanced Spanish language course (3 credits).
In addition, students can choose from:

  • Contemporary Yucatan: Selected Topics
  • History of Mayan Culture and Civilization
  • Introduction to Medical Spanish

Please note, Columbia College and General Studies students can ONLY take courses that are taught in Spanish for credit. Other courses are available on the program that are taught in English. CC and GS students can take those courses, but will NOT receive Columbia credit for them.

Program Features

The course includes a walking tour of Merida, trips to local archaeological sites, and four-day academic excursion to Havana, Cuba.

Eligibility

Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites. Note the program language requirements.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.

Fact Sheet

Advisers:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
2 semesters of language, or equivalent
Location:
Merida,
Mexico
Term:
Summer

Dates & Deadlines

Summer
2017
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Admissions Decision Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018