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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Director: Dr. Hector Fernandez-L'Hoeste Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Program Description:
mexico city
March 10 - 19

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Please click the link for the STUDY ABROAD IN MEXICO CITY brochure
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations. 

The Georgia State University spring break program in Mexico City is an exciting ten-day program in Mexico’s capital city. While immersed in the urban scene of the Mexican capital, students will attend hourly seminar sessions taught by the program director from Monday through Thursday.  In addition to regular seminar time, students will be required to participate in all of the following field trips, excursions, and visits to historical sites:
  •                                     Teotihuacán Pyramids
  •                                     Temple of Quetzalcoátl (lunch included)
  •                                     Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe
  •                                     The Plaza of Three Cultures (Tlatelolco)
  •                                     National Palace
  •                                     The Zócalo (main city square)  
  •                                     Cathedral
  •                                     Aztec Templo Mayor
  •                                     Casa de los Azulejos
  •                                     Fine Arts Museum
  •                                     National History Museum (Chapultepec Castle)
  •                                     Rufino Tamayo 
  •                                     Modern Art Museums
  •                                     Soumaya Museum
  •                                     National Anthropology Museum
  •                                     The Blue House (Frida Kahlo’s home)
  •                                     Universidad Iberoamericana (lunch included, visit to local NGO)
  •                                     Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, visit to library)
Each activity will be accompanied by corresponding discussions and assignments. If a student is unable to attend any of the activities due to illness or any other reason, he/she may be assigned a make-up activity by the program director.

 Participants will stay for nine nights at Hotel Roosevelt in Colonia Condesa, a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near México City’s historic Paseo de la Reforma. Breakfast is included.

Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.

The program is open to undergraduate students who meet all academic requirements of Georgia State University’s College of Arts and Sciences and have taken at least a year of introductory Spanish. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program director.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s course will receive three semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Students should register for SPAN 3395 or 3396. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.

Please note that neither the IEF nor the GES scholarships are applicable to Faculty-Led Spring Break Programs.  There is, however, a $1000 early decision discount for the first 9 Georgia State students who 1) apply, complete and submit their program application by October 31, 2016 2) pay their program deposit of $300 by October 31, 2016 and 3) are accepted into their program. (Please see the payment schedule below for more details.)  If an applicant misses the early decision discount (application submissions are time-stamped), they will absolutely be refunded their deposit within 7 business days should they choose not to participate at the full program price. Please note: transient students are not eligible for this discount.

Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $1,900 PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Ground transportation, excursions, and entrance fees
  • Hotel (with breakfast)
  • Health/Evacuation/Repatriation Insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Meals outside unless otherwise noted
  • Public transportation in Mexico City
  • Book
  • Passport fees
  • Personal expenses and excess baggage charges 
October 31: $300 Deposit with application
November 16: $700 First Payment
January 9: $900 Remaining balance
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:  Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' above and begin the online application.

Transient Students: please see the Transients Student section under the Explore & Apply tab.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2016.
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
March 3             Mandatory pre-departure orientation (10am-12pm)
                          Location: TBA
March 10           Depart Atlanta
                          Pick-up at airport / Check in at hotel
March 11           Bazar de San Ángel
                          Zócalo, Templo Mayor, and Metropolitan Cathedral
                          Palacio Nacional
                          Casa de los Azulejos (lunch not included)
                          Palacio de Bellas Artes
March 12           Tlatelolco
                          Pyramids at Teotihuacán (lunch included)
                          Basilica de Guadalupe
March 13           Class seminar
                          Visit to Universidad Iberoamericana (lunch included)
                          CONFE (NGO)
March 14           Class seminar
                          Visit to UNAM’s library
                          Visit to Coyoacán (Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo Museum)
                          Free afternoon
March 15           Class seminar
                          Museo Rufino Tamayo and Museo de Arte Moderno at Chapultepec
                          Museo Soumaya
March 16           Class seminar
                          Free day
March 17           Castillo de Chapultepec
                          Museo Nacional de Antropología
                          Free afternoon (Visit to the Ciudadela)
March 18           Museo del Chopo
March 19           Transport from hotel to airport
                          Return to Atlanta
Program Director: Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, Ph.D.
Office address: Langdale Hall 873
Telephone: 404.413.6593
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.


This program is currently not accepting applications.