Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico
A land of snow-capped volcanoes, expansive deserts, cool cloud forests, and the beauty of two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Mexico is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Explore indigenous villages and stroll through colonial cities with their welcoming plazas and inspiring architecture. Discover the ancient past of the pre-Hispanic cultures, such as the Maya and the Aztec, still alive today. Mexico is a perfect destination to study Spanish and explore a unique Latin American country.
Study Spanish in the fascinating colonial city of Oaxaca. Experience the charms of this highland locale surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Oaxaca is an ideal location for language immersion and exploring the pre-Hispanic past of the area. The friendly people of Oaxaca possess an unmatched hospitality.
University of Oaxaca
Study at one of the oldest universities in Mexico (est. 1827), located in the historic center of Oaxaca and only a few blocks south of the famous Zócalo (central plaza). Classes are taught in Spanish or English. The university has a relaxed atmosphere and modern facilities that include a spacious library, computer lab, and comfortable classrooms. Take advantage of our intercambios, daily exchange programs with local Mexican university students.
Homestay (Room & Board)
There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families You will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with your family.
The following is a list of possible excursions included in the program. The excursions for your program will be confirmed in the Program Calendar you receive one month prior to your program start date.
Pacific Beach Trip (Huatulco, Mazunte or Puerto Escondido)
Explore the pristine beaches on the Pacific Coast with its thousands of small bays.
Monte Albán Pre-Hispanic Ruins
Explore Monte Albán, one of the world’s most impressive archeological sites.
Mountain Springs (Hierve el Agua) & Mitla Pyramids
Soak in the soothing waters of these natural springs in use for over 2,500 years. Visit Mitla, the ancient Zapotec city known as “The Place of the Dead”.
Sierra Norte Mountains Hiking Trip & Zipline
Hike the cloud forests and indigenous villages of the Sierra Norte Mountains.
Tlacolula Market, Teotitlán Artisan Village & Ancient El Tule Tree
Experience an ancient indigenous market. Visit Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec village known for it’s time-honored tradition of hand-woven rugs, and the El
Tule tree, over 3,000 years old, this tree is the largest biomass on the planet.
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Mexico and Oaxaca. Examples include: • Museum Visits • Traditional Markets • Art Classes & Galleries • Salsa & Merengue Dance Classes • Traditional Cooking Class • Yoga Classes • Movie Night (in Spanish)
To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template
and do the following:
1. Go to the SOL website, https://www.soleducation.com/
, scroll over to “dates and prices” on the top menu bar.
2. Click on your program destination on the left side menu.
3. In addition to these fees, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
- Meals – apartments do not include any meals. Homestays do not include lunch.
- Application fee - $65
- Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
- WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
- International Airfare (check studentuniverse.com, expedia.com or other search engines).
- Passport ($140) and Visa, (if required, cost varies per country)
- Personal/ miscellaneous expenses for travel, additional meals, souvenirs, etc.
If you would like further assistance in calculating the cost of your program, please email email@example.com