Merida Summer Program


Mexico: Merida


During July (for 4 weeks) you'll have the opportunity to learn Spanish and choose between do a Volunteer Social Project or take a Mexican Culture course.

The program combines course lectures of "Society development and citizenship in Mexico" and Spanish as a Foreign Language, special conferences and site visits to cultural and recreational areas in Merida and Yucatan Peninsula. The courses are given by Tecnologico de Monterrey faculty Members.


Class size averages 30 students. Teamwork, small group projects and student participation are all highly encouraged by our professors. During these 4 weeks you will have the opportunity to study two of the three following courses:

* Spanish - basic and intermediate levels, transfer 3 credits to your home university.
* Mexican Culture - course taught in English, transfer 3 credits to your home university.
* Social Development Project - Volunteer! Course taught in English, transfer 3 credits to your home university.

- 48 hours of class and conferences
- 60 hours of guaranteed community experience

Proposed Projects:

Project 1: to work with school children on the art encounter, culture appreciation and development of artistic ideas.
Desire profile: Humanities, Liberal, Performing Arts, Social Sciences.

Project 2: to work with youth and children summer camp related to re-creative games, values and environmental issues.
Profile: open to all majors: science, humanities and engineers.

Project 3: to analyze and implement logistics process, packing and distribution of meals to different rural areas.
Profile: Business and Engineering majors.

The Application Deadline is in May 21, 2012.

Program Duration

2-4 Week






The admission requirements are very simple:

* Letter of Recommendation
* Official Transcripts
* Online Admission Form
* Letter of Motivation
* Program Fee payment


  • Spanish

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching

  • English
  • Spanish

Subject Areas

  • Culture
  • Service-learning
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

USD 3,350

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Housing
  • Language instruction
  • Medical insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

* Tuition (6 credits)
* Housing for the whole mandatory program in specified hotel
* Transportation airport-hotel at arrival and hotel-airport at departure
* Transportation related with volunteer project and field trips and excursions to the specified sites
* Health Insurance with coverage during program dates.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Business
  • Childcare/children
  • Community Development
  • Community Health
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Festivals
  • Food
  • Health Care
  • Literacy
  • Music
  • Peace
  • Public Education
  • Recreation
  • Reforestation
  • Restoration
  • Sanitation
  • Sports Volunteering
  • Transportation
  • Youth Development

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 5

Scholarships are Available

If you home university has a bilateral exchange agreement with Tencologico de Monterrey, then the Program Fee is 1,690 USD.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript