Program Details

Come and see the abundance of Mexican culture as no tourist can. Learn how Aztec, Mayan, and Olmec civilizations, with Spanish influences, form the roots of today's modern agricultural and industrial Mexican society.
Mexico City, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Study in Mexico and live with a Mexican host family. Between your classes and homestay arrangement, you'll be exposed to native speakers of Spanish which will improve your language skills immensely. As you become more comfortable in your new location, you'll experience first-hand Mexican culture and daily life. From ancient ruins to the modern marvels in Mexico City, there is plenty to explore. Master your Spanish, check out a soccer match, or take in the Mexican architecture and scenery while getting to know your host family.


Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, languages, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a carefully selected host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs. No requirements, but previous study of Spanish encouraged.

YFU programs make lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities.

Setting Description:
Ever thought about improving your Spanish skills while celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the land where it originated? Celebrate this festival and more while living with a hospitable and warm host family. On this program, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient Aztec, Mayan and Olmec civilizations.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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