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Central College Abroad in Merida, Mexico
Merida, Mexico (Abroad Opportunities Program)
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Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Central College Abroad 
Restrictions: CMU applicants only
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Program Type: 3. Direct/External Programs Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Abroad Opportunities: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
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Central College Abroad - Merida
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Uniquely Merida
Central College Abroad - Merida

Location: Merida, Mexico

Affiliated universities: Marista University, Modelo University, Autonomous University of the Yucatan (UADY)

Central College Abroad course work: Yes

Language prerequisite: None

Language of instruction: English and/or Spanish

Service-learning options: Yes

Internships: Yes

Recent excursions:Historical and cultural sites in the Yucatan, including visits to Chichen Itza and surrounding colonial villages, and a five-day trip to the state of Chiapas.

Housing and meals: Live with other Central College Abroad students in Central's house (a restored governor's mansion) or choose a homestay option with a Mexican family. Most meals are provided.

Program dates: Fall semester, late August – early December. Spring semester, late January – early May.

Average program size: 12 students

Staff to student ratio: 1:6

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Program Deadlines

  •  Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - Oct. 1

What's included:



For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. For students who attend a school that is part of Central's cooperative council, additional scholarships are available.


  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in Central College Abroad residence or homestay with a local Yucatecan family. Both options include all meals (Mon-Fri and brunch on Saturday)
  • Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad residence
  • Week-long orientation
  • Excursions and cultural events such as a five-day trip to the state of Chiapas
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • 24-hour staff and reception
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • International Student ID Card (iNext)
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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