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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English, Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Homestay Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Foreign Language Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

January in Yucatan

Yucatan, Mexico

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Program Overview

Immerse yourself in the Yucatán Peninsula’s magnificent biodiversity and Latin America’s largest indigenous culture. January in Yucatán is the perfect place to begin your Spanish language proficiency and discover the ancient Mayan culture.  Your home base is Mérida - a pretty city filled with brightly colored buildings and clean, tree-lined streets. Its Spanish colonial architecture and world-renowned Mayan landmarks are a draw for visitors from around the world.

Unique Experiences

LIVE

with a host family, committed to making your stay unforgettable.

LEARN

in a program that combines academics with cultural activities for a dramatic beginning to your Spanish language skills.

EXPLORE

the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya: a new world class museum covering the Yucatán from its geological origins to the present.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Explore Chichén Itzá and nearby Cenote Sagrado where humans were sacrificed to the rain god Chaac. 
  • Birdwatch in Celestún Wildlife Refuge, home to countless pink flamingos. 
  • Explore Merida´s magnificent Botanical Garden. 
  • Fall in love with colonial architecture in Mérida’s historic center. 

What's Included

  • Housing with a local Host family
  • Three meals per day
  • Intensive Spanish course
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2021-2022 12/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.