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Merida Mexico

Dates

May 27 – June 26, 2019

Cost

$3,425 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Intermediate Spanish, Medical Spanish

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Merida, Mexico is an ideal location for students to experience a fusion of Mexican, Mayan and European culture and to explore the wonders of the Yucatán. The region boasts Chichén Itzá, named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Uxmal, a designation UNESCO World Heritage site; pristine beaches; and beautiful nature preserves. Students often cite the unique homestay experience as one of the hallmarks of the KIIS Merida summer program as they learn firsthand about daily life in Mexico, its institutions, social customs and cultural practices.

Language Requirement: Yes. All courses are taught in Spanish. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2 people per home. 

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Itza Zavala-Garretti.zavala-ga@moreheadstate.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Faculty to be added

This course will further develop Spanish grammar, speaking, writing, reading and listening comprehension of the students benefiting from the immersion aspect of a study abroad.

SPAN 230 Spanish for Medical Professionals

Dr. Itza Zavala-Garrett

Course designed to develop the specific vocabulary and oral communication skills essential for a student who is intending to pursue a career in medicine, nursing or public health.  The course will take advantage of the local setting in Merida, Mexico to enhance instruction of medical Spanish.

SPAN 372 Latin American Civilization and Culture

Dr. Itza Zavala-Garrett

This course is a survey of the historical and cultural background of Latin America and its people from the Discovery to the present centering on the influence of Mayan cultural heritage in southern Mexico and Central America.

SPAN 376: Literature and Culture of Latin America

Faculty to be added

A survey of Latin American literature from pre-Conquest poetry to the 21st-century novel. We explore the connection between literature, culture and the contributions of Native American civilizations, especially the Mayans.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,425 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Cancun

Accommodations

Three Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, Vaccinations ($250), passport fees ($135), Merida city bus transportation ($75), personal expenses (approx. $500 minimum) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $725 – $825

The KIIS Merida Mexico program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from your Cancun, Mexico with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to/from Mexico arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 27 – June 26, 2019

Cost

$3,425 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Intermediate Spanish, Medical Spanish

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Merida, Mexico is an ideal location for students to experience a fusion of Mexican, Mayan and European culture and to explore the wonders of the Yucatán. The region boasts Chichén Itzá, named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Uxmal, a designation UNESCO World Heritage site; pristine beaches; and beautiful nature preserves. Students often cite the unique homestay experience as one of the hallmarks of the KIIS Merida summer program as they learn firsthand about daily life in Mexico, its institutions, social customs and cultural practices.

Language Requirement: Yes. All courses are taught in Spanish. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2 people per home. 

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Itza Zavala-Garretti.zavala-ga@moreheadstate.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Faculty to be added

This course will further develop Spanish grammar, speaking, writing, reading and listening comprehension of the students benefiting from the immersion aspect of a study abroad.

SPAN 230 Spanish for Medical Professionals

Dr. Itza Zavala-Garrett

Course designed to develop the specific vocabulary and oral communication skills essential for a student who is intending to pursue a career in medicine, nursing or public health.  The course will take advantage of the local setting in Merida, Mexico to enhance instruction of medical Spanish.

SPAN 372 Latin American Civilization and Culture

Dr. Itza Zavala-Garrett

This course is a survey of the historical and cultural background of Latin America and its people from the Discovery to the present centering on the influence of Mayan cultural heritage in southern Mexico and Central America.

SPAN 376: Literature and Culture of Latin America

Faculty to be added

A survey of Latin American literature from pre-Conquest poetry to the 21st-century novel. We explore the connection between literature, culture and the contributions of Native American civilizations, especially the Mayans.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,425 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Cancun

Accommodations

Three Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, Vaccinations ($250), passport fees ($135), Merida city bus transportation ($75), personal expenses (approx. $500 minimum) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $725 – $825

The KIIS Merida Mexico program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from your Cancun, Mexico with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to/from Mexico arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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