Expedition Yucatan

Inter-cultural Leadership in the Yucatán: June 8 - 27, 2014

Dates I Costs I Courses I Eligibility I Housing I Financial Aid I Apply I Visa

Earn 6 Credits

FL 296 (LAC 7): History of Mexico: Yucatán

ANT 296: Culure and Community in the Yucatán


Spend your summer scaling ancient Mayan temples, swimming in underground cenotes and discovering the vibrant culture of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This program is open to students of all majors, and you can earn 6 credits in this hands-on, engaging summer session.

Students will fly into Cancún and immediately begin their Yucatán Expedition. Students will observe spikder monkeys in their natural habitat with Dr. Laura Vick who has spent 20 years researching the primates in the Yucatan. Students will have an experiential learning experience that combines lecture; service learning; and visits to historical, archeological, geological and ecological sites across the Yucatán peninsula.

Evenings will be mixed with cross-cultural meetings learning about Mayan customs and community life. Students will be actively engaged in the planning and cooking of dinners with host-country nationals.

For a complete itinerary, please review the syllabi linked below.


See what past students have to say about the Yucatán experience.


Application Deadline: March 15
Program Dates: June 8 - 27, 2014



The estimated cost for the program is $3,451 which includes tuition, accommodations, all excursions, field trips, all meals, and in-country transportation.

Price excludes international airfare, passport fees, some meals, health insurance, personal expenses. These additional costs are estimated at $1,000 or less.


Financial Aid

Summer financial aid is available to qualified UNC students enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer term.

The amount of aid will depend upon the student’s financial need. To find out how much aid is available, students should contact Justin Davis (justin.davis@unco.edu).



Students will earn 6 credits for:

FL 296-629: History of Mexico: Yucatán (R. Weis)


ANT 296-628: Culture & Community in the Yucatan (L. Vick)



This program is open to all students with a minimum of 24 UNC credits and 2.5 GPA.

Housing and Meals

Housing costs are included in the price of tuition. Students will share rooms with other students on the trip in different hotels and at the 17th-centrury Hacienda Yunku, All meals are included in the cost of tuition. However, students will be responsible for those meals not included. Food is relatively affordable in the Yucatán.


Applications are considered complete when all forms are turned in and the $400 deposit is received. Only complete applications will be processed. Click here for application.

Application Deadline: March 15


Students do not need a visa to travel to Mexico.

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Yucatán application deadline: March 15