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

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Home Stay
Program Type: GSU Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: World Languages & Cultures Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Study Abroad in Mexico City
May 30, 2020 - July 5, 2020 | 6 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. María Elena Bermúdez | 25 Park Place, Room 1844 | 404-413-5173 |

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE The Georgia State University summer abroad program in Mexico City is a 5 week gives students the unique opportunity to study Spanish in the Mexican capital city. Studies in this wonderful metropolis will take place on campus at Universidad Iberoamericana, one of the most prestigious schools in the country. Classes will be focused on language workshops, Mexican culture, dancing, and cooking! The program focuses on giving participants the full-immersion experience by being part of a home-stay program in which accommodations will provided by host families located close to campus. Included in the cost of the program are guided tours to famous and cultural sites such as: Teotihuacan Pyramids, Chapultepec Castle, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Tour, Bellas Artes (Fine arts) Museum, Plaza Mayor, Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional, Coyoacan. Additionally, free afternoons and some weekends offer the opportunity to experience the city at one's own pace, try new things, get lost in museums, or just relax! Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to hone your Spanish and have an experience you'll be talking about for year to come! Plus, tacos. So many tacos.

This progmram is eligible for the Gilman Scholarship
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

Day 1 - Depart Atlanta, arrive in Mexico City, introduction to host families
Day 2 - Orientation, classes begin, welcome lunch
Day 3 - Spanish/culture/cooking classes
Day 4 - Spanish/culture/dance classes
Day 5 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 6 - Excursion to Anthropology museum and Chapultepec Castle
Day 7 - Excursion to Teotihuacan Pyramids
Day 8 - Free day
Day 9 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 10 - Spanish/culture/cooking classes
Day 11 - Spanish/culture/dance classes
Day 12 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 13 - Excursion to Historic Center (Plaza Mayor, Templo Mayor, Cathedral, Palacio Nacional)
Day 14 and 15 - Free days
Day 16 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 17 - Spanish/culture/cooking classes
Day 18 - Spanish/culture/dance classes
Day 19 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 20 - Excursion to UNAM and Diego Rivera's muras
Day 21 and 22 - Free Days
Day 23 and 24 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 25 - Spanish/culture/dance classes
Day 26 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 27 - Excursion to UNAM and Coyoacan
Day 28 - Excursion to Xochimilco
Day 29 - Free Day
Day 30 and 31 - Spanish/culture classes
Day 32 - Spanish/culture/dance classes
Day 33 - Spanish/culture classes (graduation)
Day 34 - Excursion to Bellas Artes museum and Ciudadela Market
Day 35 - Arrive back in Atlanta


Participants will be a part of a homestay program near the university located in one of safest neighborhoods in the city: Santa Fe. Most meals will be included either at the homestay or in the campus cafeteria during school days. The families have been organized through the hosting university and will be located conveniently near campus.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HEREThis program is open to all undergraduate Georgia State University, and Georgia Perimeter, and international students both in good standing and meeting academic requirements of their college. At least one recommendation from a professor is preferred. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • 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.

Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 6 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002, SPAN 2203, SPAN 3301, SPAN 3310, SPAN 3314, SPAN 3395, SPAN 3396, SPAN 3397, or SPAN 4480. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,050.00, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/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
  • All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
  • Breakfast and dinners with host families
  • Lunch at cafeteria on class days
  • Hotels/accommodations if excursions are taken on free time
  • Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Public transportation in Mexico City
  • Passports
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
February 15, 2020: $762.50
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early May 2020: $2,287.50 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Maymester 2020

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:

Required Vaccinations: Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

This program is currently not accepting applications.