Global Experiences

Spring Break in Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

Faculty Leader: Julio Nazario (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), SAS Honors Program

Travel Dates: Friday, March 11, 2016 - Friday, March 18, 2016

Class Meeting Times: See dates below, 35 College Avenue Room 102, College Avenue Campus

Course Number: 01:090:230:01, 1 credit

Program Cost: $1,495

The field experience will take students to visit ancient ruins, swimming in underground lakes, hiking a rainforest, sleeping in cities, and meeting with local people in the Yucatán peninsula. Learn applications of history, archaeology, anthropology, and ecological science from local guides. Students will visit Mayan sites such as Chichen Itza and Izamal, key Spanish colonial cities including Mérida, mangroves, and the Kaxil Kiuic Ecological Reserve in the jungle outside Mérida. Be prepared to climb pyramids, eat like a local, and snorkel in tropical seas.

Readings: Posted on Sakai

Film Screening: Cracking the Maya Code - NOVA (2008)

Requirements: Participation in the eight day field experience to the Yucatán. Three short response (250 words) one on Mayan site, one on a colonial city, one on ecological preserve. A final group presentation on the ideas encountered in the readings, film and field experience.

  • Friday February 12, 2015 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Overview and frame work of field experience
  • Friday March 4, 2015, at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Film screening
  • Friday, March 25 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | Discussion on field experience
  • Friday April 1, 2015 at 3:30pm-4:50pm | The “best ideas” from the field trip presented by students, in a modified version of the international Pecha Kucha standard: (see

* There are 15 available spaces! Please apply early.

Check out our photo montage from the SASHP Global Experience Trip to Yucatán during Spring 2014!
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