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

For more information, please contact

MorganLaisney-ChurchYuctan2018     RC Students in Yucatan with Local Family