We offer an integral and deep vision of Mexico, Central America and Cuba, establishing links with people and institutions interested in intercultural experiences.
We host groups from different academic backgrounds and interests. We have worked with highschool, undergraduate and graduate students, scholars, interns, nurses, volunteers and retired professors that seek to know more about these amazing regions.
Our programs are tailored and personalized to the needs of each group or individual. From Language and Culture programs to Internships, Service Learning, Cultural Tourism, History, Anthropology, Mayan Culture, Science, Intercultural Communication or Art, among many others.
We want to give you an organic in-depth vision and experience, which is why we also provide homestays for our students if you want to feel like at home.
Internships have always been important in a career but now more than ever students need to expose themselves to the ups and downs of a profession. Learning by doing in a real life scenario is a whole different experience. Our internship programs give students the opportunity to work with a local institution, organization or company and have a real experience with real people working towards a common goal. There is a diverse range of opportunities depending on your academic and professional interest. We have had students experiencing internships in Mérida with different sites involving a variety of academic disciplines. Contact us to know more about our internships!
“Life more persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King
Service learning is a powerful pedagogical tool that can be incorporated into any academic program. It intentionally integrates relevant and meaningful service with the community, academic and civic learning. Students are placed in a community in Merida to develop a project together and learn from each other. The core of this experience is reciprocity and reflection. Experiential learning is key in academic development.
“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity” Jonathan Safran Foer.
If you want to get to know Yucatecan culture by learning about its wonderful food, come and join us in our culinary experiences! Mexican cuisine is considered by UNESCO an intangible world heritage treasure and Yucatecan cuisine is one of the most distinguished ones among the rich variety Mexico has to offer. The influence of ancient and contemporary Mayan culture is particularly important in this cuisine, as it unfolds magnificent flavors that won’t be found anyone else in Mexico. Some of the most traditional dishes include Sopa de Lima, Cochinita Pibil, Panuchos and Relleno negro, among others. ¡Buen provecho!