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Overview of Study Abroad Programs 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. One of the most visited countries in the world, Mexico offers a rich variety of experiences as a study abroad destination.

Known as one of the cradles of civilization, Mexico ranks seventh in the world for the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the biggest pyramid on Earth just outside Mexico City and marvel at the skill involved. 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 explore when you are not studying. While you are digesting the new knowledge on offer in your courses, take time out to explore the Mayan ruins, trek through deserts or visit beach towns and sample street food.

WHY STUDY IN MEXICO

This country is steeped in several hundred years of European influence, as well as thousands of years of its own native culture. Absorb the richness of this blend of cultural influences when you choose Mexico as your study abroad destination. Mexico’s diverse culture and foods reflect the influence of Spanish as well as indigenous groups like the Mayans and Zapotecs.

Develop a deep appreciation of Mexican culture and the Spanish language when you study here and spend time immersed in this colorful way of life. Experience cultural celebrations like Cinco de Mayo, or witness the widely observed Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that honors ancestors and family members that have passed on.

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN MEXICO

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Mexico:

  • Practice your Spanish and build fluency in the second most spoken language in the world
  • Exercise your cultural fluency by throwing yourself into the rich and vibrant cultural diversity of Mexico
  • Learn from some of the world’s best academics at highly respected universities and colleges in Mexico
  • The US dollar stretches far in Mexico, which means you can take time to explore the country and its many attractions

Our Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Mexico below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Mexico.

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Summer Study in Mexico (Universidad Internacional)

From tacos to tequila, Mexico has stamped the globe with great food and culture. Now through World Endeavors you can learn Spanish and experience the beauty of the Mexican sun this summer.

Summer Study in Mexico (Universidad Internacional)

You’ll study at the wonderful Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, renowned for its Spanish language instruction and accommodation for even those students who have minimal proficiency. At least a basic level of Spanish language proficiency is preferred for this program as most students enroll in this summer program to improve their Spanish.

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Mexico today!

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

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

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

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

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.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

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.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, 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.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

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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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

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!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!