• Mexico
    • Oaxaca
Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Maymester, Short Term, Spring, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Anthropology Art History Arts Creative Writing Cultural Studies Economics Film Health Sciences Hispanic Studies History Human Rights Humanities Indigenous Cultures Language Studies Latin American Studies Liberal Arts Literature Nursing Political Science Public Health Religious Studies Theater Visual Arts +13
529 Plan eligibility
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Program Price Includes:
- Pre-Departure Advising
- International Medical Insurance
- Program Orientation
- University Tuition & Fees
- Onsite Directors & Staff
- Homestay & Meals
- Excursions
- Cultural Activities
- Volunteer & Community Service
- Language Exchange
- Transcript Processing
- Airport Transfers
- Reception & Farewell Activity
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance
Jan 10, 2024
Dec 29, 2023
6 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Oaxaca is a place of fascinating contrast, simultaneously blending old and new, as well as past and present! One of Mexico’s best-preserved colonial cities, Oaxaca is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Building off its rich cultural heritage and Indigenous roots, Oaxaca is at the vanguard of Mexican cuisine, culture, and the arts. While abroad in this safe, southern Mexican city, you will study at the University of Oaxaca. You can choose from a wide variety of Spanish electives and visual art classes. Spanish language courses are offered for all levels and backgrounds. Your program includes excursions and cultural activities to explore the magic of Oaxaca’s Indigenous villages, food culture, festivals, markets, ancient pyramids, and surrounding mountains. Our life-changing study abroad programs are known for the quality and personal care we provide our students. Step through the arch and into a world of growth and possibility!

Video and Photos

Program Highlights

  • Excursions to the pre-Hispanic sites of Monte Albán pyramids and Mitla ruins.
  • Live in a Bohemian city with hip cafés, a vibrant live music scene, and many art museums.
  • Public health programs available combined with medical shadowing.
  • Spanish language classes and electives for all levels of language learners.
  • Art classes such as Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Art History, and Mexican Theater available year round.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
based on 3 reviews
  • 5 rating 100%
  • 4 rating 0%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program


I thoroughly enjoyed my trip, as it provided me with the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of people and partake in enriching experiences. Among the highlights were the engaging survival Spanish class and the delightful cooking class, both of which added a considerable amount of fun to my journey. Overall, it was a memorable adventure filled with exciting encounters and cultural immersion. Both of these experiences were extremely fun. I would recommend this program to any student who is intreated in traveling. This is a good first country to travel to.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
We ate grasshoppers. It was new and very unique to the culture.
  • Getting to meet new people
  • Experience a new culture
  • The people and food there
  • Super hot during mid day
15 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

Do it!

This program was an amazing opportunity to experience life in another country. Everyone involved was supportive, kind, and helpful throughout the process. It was a great program to learn Spanish by talking with my fellow travelers, host family, and in my classes. Don't be scared of trying, people were very supportive of every stage of language learning. I learned so much from the activities, excursions, and classes, as well as from living life with a host family and from new local friends. If you are unsure about this program, don't be! You will not regret it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try all of the things, make all the memories! You are more likely to regret the things that you don't do in this program, because it all makes for awesome life experiences to take with you.
  • Awesome people
  • Planned activities and excursions
  • Language practice
15 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the best experiences of my life by far!

The month I spent in Oaxaca was so spectacular in so many ways. Not only was they city and culture beautiful, but I learned so much during my month there. My host mom was amazing and treated me as if I was her own daughter. I made so many new friends from all over the country and tried so many different types of food. The school/classes were great and my professors were some of the nicest and best people I've met. I remain this amazing connection with my host mom and friends I've met. I loved Oaxaca and would do it all over again!

  • Advanced my Spanish further
  • Learned about the culture and tried amazing food
  • Made some best friends for life and had the best host mom.
  • Bugs
27 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers