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  • Locations: Merida, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Program Cost: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Accounting, Art History, Biology, Business, Computer & Information Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geology, History, International Business, International Studies, Justice & Peace Studies, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Operations Management, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology & Criminal Justice, Spanish, Urban Studies
Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

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   Study Abroad in MEXICO







Merida Universities Program
 




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   About the Program
 In Mérida, Yucatán, explore how Mexico balances 21st century realities with the enduring influence of the pre-Hispanic Mayan empire. Through the Mérida Universities Program, which includes multi-day excursions to Mexico City and San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, you will interact with complexities of the local culture and learn how the Mayan influence is thread differently throughout Mexico.

About Merida

Merida is in the state of Yucatan on the far eastern edge of Mexico. The city enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year and is a tranquil yet cosmopolitan center of culture in southern Mexico. It's compact size makes it easy to explore the many squares and markets. Colonial Spanish architecture adds to Merida's beauty and personifies the city's long history. 

Program Benefits
 
  • Live and learn in Mérida, a cozy, colonial city located about 20 minutes from the coast where they experience 300 days of sunshine per year
  • Study the rich culture of the Yucatán and learn Spanish in one of Latin America's safest areas
  • Cultural events and excursions, including a multi-day excursion to archaeological sites, Mexico City and San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
  • Enjoy free evening concerts and a thriving nightlife in a student-friendly atmosphere
  • Study alongside local students at two outstanding universities:
    • Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY)—UADY offers a large student body that benefits from the university's 15 faculties, research institute and 19 libraries
    • Universidad Modelo—a private, smaller environment with great student facilities
  • Give back to the community by volunteering with local organizations or UADY's student volunteer group Hoy en tu Comunidad
  • Take part in a directed research project or public health concentration
  • Academic tutoring available upon request throughout the semester

Scholarships

IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

Take the next Step!

 Visit our website for more information about our Merida Universities program. 
Contact your student Services manager at 800-858-0229 or http://studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org
Apply to an IFSA program now!  


Contact Us
6201 Corporate Drive Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278
1-800-858-0229
studyabroad@ifsa-butler.org



Application Process for Other Approved Programs 
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program. 
  
Application Process 
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad. 
  1. Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review: 
  1. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs. 
  1. the course approval process 
  1. how to apply to Other Approved Programs 
  1. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection. 
  1. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline. 
  1. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline. 
  
University of St. Thomas application deadlines: 
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs 
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs. 
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas. 
  
St Thomas Criteria for Participation 
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5. 
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs. 
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies. 
  • Some programs have additional criteria. 
  
Financial Aid/Scholarships 
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to semester study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions. 
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details. 
 
 
Program Information 
For additional program information, contact the program partner. 
 
For application procedures contact Study Abroad. 
 Office of Study Abroad 
University of St. Thomas 
MHC 212 (Mail 5026) 
2115 Summit Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA 
Tel: 1.651.962.6450 
Fax: 1.651.962.5199 
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu 
stthomas.edu/studyabroad