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  • Locations: Merida, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/19/2019 05/30/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)
Minimum Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Homestay Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: X - Not applicable
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Spring
Program Description:
Mexico

Overview

If you are interested in cross-cultural experiences, showing leadership and in a modest way contributing yourself, this is your program! Throughout this 12-day experience in Mérida, Mexico, you will explore local culture, history, and wildlife while you cooperate in different service learning projects. The program fee includes flight, homestays with Yucatecan host families, local tours to sites of historical significance such as Mérida, Uxmal, Chichen Itzá,  Dzibilichaltun, and the Celestún Biosphere Reserve, a major site of ecological relevance in the area.

Program Fee: $2,680

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • International Programs Academic Fee
  • In Country Transportation
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3) 
  • SPN 297 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Contact:
Vanessa Rodriguez De La Vega
Modern ans Classical Language Department 
VRodriguezdelaVega@MissouriState.edu

Itinerary

Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
TBD Session will focus on international travel etiquette and leadership while overseas. Students will also receive instruction on basic Spanish language.
TBD Session will focus on international travel etiquette and leadership while overseas. Students will also receive instruction on basic Spanish language.
TBD Session will focus on international travel etiquette and leadership while overseas. Students will also receive instruction on basic Spanish language.
TBD Session will focus on international travel etiquette and leadership while overseas. Students will also receive instruction on basic Spanish language.
 
Program Itinerary   
May 19 DEPARTURE TO MERIDA, MEXICO
May 20 VOLUNTEERING + CITY TOUR
May 21 VOLUNTEERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL + SALSA
May 22 VOLUNTEERING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL + PUERTO PROGRESO BONFIRE
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 23 BIKING TOUR DZIBILCHALTUN
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 24 CELESTUN PARK
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 25 VOLUNTEERING + SANTA BARBARA
May 26 VOLUNTEERING+ PUERTO PROGRESO
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 27 TIXKOBOB SCAVENGER HUNT
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 28 CHICHEN ITZA + YOKDZONOT CENOTE
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 29 UXMAL ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE + CHOCOLATE MUSEUM
(OVERNIGHT IN MERIDA)
May 30 DEPARTURE TO THE UNITED STATES
 
Post-Program Meetings Topic
TBD TBD

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

Scholarships:
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.

Policies

Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.