Study Abroad Program: Mexican Culture and Ecology


Long distance trips to the Pacific coast of Oaxaca

Gain a deeper knowledge of Mexican culture, through interaction with different people, places and objects that represent Oaxaca, for example:

The workshops will help students gain a better understanding of the culture in an interactive and fun way.

  • Black Pottery workshop on premises at the Multiversidad
  • Back-strap weaving classes in the indigenous communities of the Mixteca
  • Salsa Dancing lessons at the Multiversidad
  • Traditional Mexican Food (Baking bread in Etla)
  • Mexican Music
  • Mexican Cinema

  • Mexican Cinema
  • Etla pan dulce
  • "Día de Muertos"
  • black pottery workshop
  • salsa dancing lessons

Visit sites and communities in urban and rural areas of the State of Oaxaca that represent the essential culture and biodiversity of the area.
Long distance trips to the Pacific coast of Oaxaca

Activities & Visits

All visits are part of an integral cultural program and are designed to complement the courses that students will be taking at the Multiversidad. These Eco-Cultural visits are held in places where the students have the opportunity to interact, in a healthy and respectful manner, with locals and with nature. The Multiversidad has direct contact with many communities throughout the state. This relationship has been based on trust and respect for many years. Therefore, the communities have an excellent attitude towards visiting students and are always happy to share their knowledge, as well as learning from students.

Destinations in Oaxaca City and the Central Valleys of Oaxaca

  • Santo Domingo Cultural Center
  • Monte Albán (the biggest archeological site)
  • Santiago Suchilquitongo (archeological treasures in a small community museum)
  • San José El Mogote (the oldest archeological site)
  • Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art (Oaxacan kids learn from prehispanic remains)
  • Teotitlán del del Valle and Santa Ana del Valle (Traditional rug weaving in a Zapotec village)
  • Mitla and Yagul archeological sites
  • Ocotlán and Tlacolula indigenous markets
  • Guelaguetza Folk Dance Festival (July)

  • Santo Domingo de Guzman Convent
  • pre-Hispanic history - Monte Alban
  • Mercado de Tlacolula
  • Danza de la Pluma

  • Capulalpam de Mendez Sierra Norte
  • Convento San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula Mixteca
  • Istmo de Tehuantepec

Visits to indigenous communities in regions outside the Central Valleys will help students gain a wider appreciation of the social reality, through an inclusive and integrating experience, opening cultural doors to true community contact.

  • Sierra Norte (a heavily-forested region high up in the mountains)
  • Mixteca: Teposcolula & Huamelulpan
  • Isthmus of Tehauntepec and the Oaxacan Coast

The Recreational Program also gives students the chance to get close to nature in various National Parks and places of natural beauty.

  • Mountain Excursions
  • Hierve el Agua (petrified waterfalls)
  • Bike rides in the Tlacolula valley

  • Hierve el Agua
  • San Jose del Pacifico

The Spanish Language Study Abroad Program includes:

  • Tuition Fees (3 main courses and all Spanish Language lessons)
  • Spanish Language course books
  • Workshops and Excursions
  • Homestay (food and lodging with a local family)
  • Hotel accommodation during excursions
  • Transportion in vans (min. 4 students)
  • Tourist Guides and entrance fees

Fees for the Spanish classes and the Study Abroad Program vary according to group size and course duration. Please contact us for more details.

Spanish Language Study Abroad Program