Roanoke in the Yucatan, Mexico

Chichen Itza Group

The Yucatan program offers a unique opportunity for study abroad and community engagement 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 community engagement. 

  • 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 $1600 program fee. This includes tuition, room and board, airfare, and excursions.
  • Regular financial aid will apply to these program costs.

Deadline to apply and $800 deposit due: October 1st

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

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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: