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What to expect in Mexico

A large, developing country with a growing influence on global affairs, Mexico is one of the most visited countries in the world. Known as one of the cradles of civilization, Mexico ranks seventh in the world for the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From tacos, tortillas and tequila to mariachi and mezcal, there is so much to discover when you choose Mexico as your study abroad destination. Soak up the thousand-year history of this ancient culture while benefiting from all the modern day conveniences of this fast-paced, vibrant country.

One of the most megadiverse countries in the world, Mexico is a unique setting to navigate when you are not studying. Explore this biocultural hotspot’s mammal diversity and natural heritage of medicinal plants , safeguarded by local communities. Discover ancient architectural masterpieces and modern marvels, eat with the locals at streetside stands and enjoy the warm welcome of this vibrantly diverse country.

Where do we operate programs in Mexico

What type of programs can you do in Mexico

STUDY ABROAD IN MEXICO

When you study abroad in Mexico, you choose to grow your skills and expand your knowledge in a large, developing country with a significant rising influence in global affairs.

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Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN MEXICO

If you have some spare time in Mexico, here are several activities you can consider:

  • Visit Ancient Ruins: Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is an ancient Mayan city in Yucatán and a must-visit.
  • Explore Mexican Cuisine: Try tacos, tamales, and quesadillas from street vendors. Take cooking classes to learn how to make traditional Mexican dishes.
  • Witness Epic Murals: Check out murals by famous artists like Diego Rivera in various public buildings across the country.
  • Go to Beaches: Whether laying on the beach in the sun or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters, Mexico has plenty of places to relax and enjoy along the coast.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

Mexico FAQs

Where is Mexico located?

Mexico is located in North America, bordered to the north by the United States, to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea, and the east by the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a country with diverse landscapes, ranging from deserts and mountains to tropical forests and beautiful coastlines. Mexico serves as a bridge between North and Central America.

What is the capital of Mexico?

The capital of Mexico is Mexico City (Ciudad de México or CDMX).

What is Mexico known for?

Mexico is famed for its melding of indigenous and Spanish cultures, resulting in vibrant traditions like the Day of the Dead and mariachi music. Its varied landscape boasts beaches, mountains, and historical sites like Chichen Itza. Renowned for dishes like tacos and guacamole, its cuisine is globally celebrated. The energetic pulse of Mexico City epitomizes its rich heritage and modern aspirations.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

Safety in Mexico varies by region. While tourist hubs like Cancún and Mexico City are generally safe, some areas with drug cartel activity pose risks. Travelers should avoid certain parts, exercise caution at night, avoid protests, use trusted transportation, and avoid displaying wealth. Staying in tourist zones is advised. Always check travel advisories and ensure you’re insured before visiting, and get in touch with the World Endeavors team if you have any specific safety questions.

What is the population of Mexico?

Mexico had an estimated population of around 126 million people.

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How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

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