Program Details

Plan to meet Monday through Thursday for instruction in intensive language instruction for 5 hours per day. The focus is on learning or improving both written and oral Spanish skills, and developing an understanding of and appreciation for the history, cu
Location:
Merida, Mexico
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:
Dive into a Spanish language and culture immersion program in Merida, Yucatan. Students of all language levels are welcome on this four-week summer program, where you are immersed both culturally and linguistically through formal classes, home stays, numerous excursions and free time to explore this wonderful colonial city.

Plan to meet Monday through Thursday for instruction in intensive language instruction for 5 hours per day. The focus is on learning or improving both written and oral Spanish skills, and developing an understanding of and appreciation for the history, culture and customs of Mérida and of the Yucatan. To reinforce the practical use of Spanish, instruction will take place not only in the classroom but also in the local cafes, grocery stores, markets, theatrical and cultural events. Courses are taught by Central’s own locally appointed faculty.

The program fee includes: •Tuition for 6 semester hours of credit (6 Spanish language) •Host family accommodations with full board •On-site orientation and oversight by Merida program director •Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support •Optional online pre-departure course •Cultural activities •Overnight excursions •International Student Card •Welcome and Farewell receptions •Transcript
Setting Description:
Merida is a city that boasts a rich history of the ancient Maya people. The surviving remnants of the Mayan culture can be seen today in the way people speak and dress. Mérida is also a prosperous modern city that features many museums, art galleries, restaurants, theatres and shops. From Mérida, it is possible to visit Yucatán´s most treasured Mayan ruins, a must for all visitors.
Cost:
Please visit the CCA website for current cost information.

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