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: March 15, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Class Meeting Times: TBA, 35 College Avenue Room 102, College Avenue Campus

Course Number: 01:090:230:H1, 1 credit

Program Cost: $1760

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.

* There are 14 available spaces, so apply now with this link!


Students accepted to the program will receive a special permission number to enroll in 01:090:230:01 (1 credit field experience).