Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 to Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

Arrive: Anytime on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Depart: Anytime on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019


IFSA Mexico Center
Calle 25 No. 560 x 66
Colonia Jardines de Merida
Mérida, Yucatán

Hotel Caribe
Calle 59 x 60 #500
Centro Histórico
Mérida, Yucatán 97000


Dec. 15, 2018


Aaron Yerkes, Assistant VP of University Relations
Institute for Study Abroad


Diana Arízaga, Resident Director
Institute for Study Abroad-Mexico

Make our Mérida Center your home away from home – as so many students do – and benefit from a truly global learning environment during the Experience IFSA Mexico site seminar, Feb. 10-15, 2019. 

You'll experience firsthand IFSA-Mexico’s learning framework, appreciative advising, learning communities, and how our objectives embody Future-Focused Study Abroad in our programs: 

Explore Community & Culture in Mérida and in the Yaxunah Mayan Village, and experience how this initiative is infused into all student activities and excursions. Engage in a collaborative learning experience with colleagues as you discuss mutual challenges and reflect on making studying in Mexico a meaningful reality for your students.

You will also meet with IFSA-Mexico’s academic director, C&C instructors, language instructors, public health faculty, and li'ches (student buddies) during the seminar. 

ITINERARY (provisional)
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 
Depart from U.S. for Mérida, Mexico & Welcome Dinner

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Introduction to IFSA Mexico

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
Ethnography of a Mayan Community

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
Academics and Campus Visits to Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán and Universidad Modelo

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 
Visit public health facilities and volunteering options

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 
Depart Mérida for the U.S.

IFSA will provide single hotel accommodations, most meals, field visits, activities, and seminar-related in-country transportation. You will be responsible for your international flight to Mérida, some meals, and personal expenses.

You should plan your flight to arrive into Mérida, Mexico on Sunday, Feb. 10. The American Airlines/Delta Air Lines service to Mérida International Airport arrives around 2:30 p.m. via Mexico City. The United Airlines flight via Houston arrives to Mérida International Airport around 7 p.m. You may depart anytime on Friday, Feb. 15, with flights available in the early morning and around 11 a.m.

You will need a passport valid through August 2019. In addition, IFSA recommends you have travel insurance to cover unexpected travel issues and medical needs while visiting Mexico.

To Experience IFSA Mexico, click the "Apply Now" button below and complete the Experience IFSA Mexico Application. Your application will be reviewed promptly, and you will received additional details and registration information within one week.

If you have any questions, please contact us.