IFSA Butler: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Through the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, Whitman students may study at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Mérida, Mexico. Mérida is a medium-sized colonial city on the Gulf of Mexico with a significant Mayan population. With major Mayan archeological sites in the vicinity, Mérida is particularly well suited for students interested in studying Mexico's indigenous populations or ancient archeology. The University also offers courses in the humanities and social sciences.

Fields of study:

Anthropology, archeology, economics, history, literature, linguistics, politics and psychology

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Language Prerequisite:

Minimum of four semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Calendar:

August-December; January-May

Credits:

16 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Advanced Spanish Language (4 credits)
Four electives at Center and/or the University (3 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 IFSA-Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit

Housing:

In homes with Mexican hosts, who are typically widows or families with or without children

Meals:

Three meals per day are provided

Internships:

Unpaid, non-credit bearing volunteer opportunities may be available

Scholarships:

IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA Butler: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán