Roanoke in the Yucatan, Mexico

The Yucatan program offers a unique opportunity for study abroad and service learning in three sites with residential and teaching facilities across the region: Merida, Kaxil Kiuic, and Oxkutzcab. 

For more information about each site, visit MeridaKaxil Kiuic, and Oxkutzcab.


Each spring semester, a group of Roanoke students travels with a Roanoke faculty member to the Yucatan. Students engage in coursework, cultural excursions, language immersion, and service projects. 

  • Students will receive 4.0 units of credit during this semester this program is open to all majors.

  • Standing coursework includes the Spanish language (all levels) and ANTH 261, a special topics archaeology course studying the Mayan ruins. The other two courses offered will vary each year depending on the faculty leader's interest and subject area.

  • There is no language prerequisite.

  • Standard Roanoke tuition, fees, room, and board apply with an additional $1500 program fee. This includes tuition, room and board, airfare, and excursions.

  • Regular financial aid will apply to these program costs.

Deadline to apply and $750 deposit due: October 1st

For more information, please see our brochure or contact the International Education Office, cote@roanoke.edu.

MorganLaisney-ChurchYuctan2018    RC Students in Yucatan with Local Family

For a more detailed look at our RC in the Yucatan trips please visit the following links:

Yucatan 2018

Yucatan 2017