About us

Tsikbal in Mayan language means to talk, to chat, a word. For Tsikbal talking is the base of mutual learning and understanding; it is the possibility to find and value our differences and similarities among cultures and people.

Tsikbal is a Mexican Education Agency that offers international education services. Established in 1994 this organization has worked with different institutions of higher education coordinating Study Abroad Programs and International Education Experiences.

Our mission is to offer international educational opportunities to a person or a group through intercultural programs.


International Academic Programs develop skills that value and understand other cultures creating an interdependent vision of the world. Intercultural experiences like the ones Tsikbal offers, generate conditions for an international society able to build equal and harmonic relations among cultures and people.


Tsikbal relies on highly trained staff with many years of experience in developing international academic programs.

Graciela Cortés Camarillo has a PhD in Education from the University of Yucatan. She is a co-founder of Tsikbal and has more than 20 years of experiences with International Programs.

Claudia Chapa Cortés, one of the founders of Tsikbal, earned her Master’s degree in international communication from ITESM in Monterrey, México. She has dedicated her professional life to internationalization, exchange and study abroad programs in Mexico, France and Canada. She is currently Resident Coordinator in Mérida for many Study Abroad Programs.