This spring break program is a quick, fun, and affordable way to combine learning with international travel by examining the field of Anthropology/Archeology from the perspective of the communities and cultures of Mexico especially the regions of the Valley of Mexico and the Yucatan. Further information about the program is available from the faculty program leader, Dr. Aksel Casson, as well as the Office for Global Engagement which is located in Spotts World Culture Building-Room 002C. This program is not associated with an academic course. As such, students are not eligible to use financial aid to offset the program costs noted below.
Faculty Leader Information
Dr. Aksel Casson
|Fall publicity for Spring Break-Faculty Led Programs begins
||September, October, November
|Apply for your passport
||Immediately upon application
|Student applications & application fee due
||Last day of Spring registration (November 15, 2019)
|Official acceptances announced
||Last week of November/First week of December
|Students billed for program fees
|Airline reservations confirmed
||Mid January (airline charges are non-refundable once the reservation is confirmed in January 2020)
|Pre-Departure meetings with Directors
||Wednesday/Thursday/Friday before Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
||Friday/Saturday/Sunday of Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
A non-refundable application fee of $125.00
will be paid at the time of application. The application fee covers the cost of an international student identity card ($25.00) and $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee. This spring break program to Mexico is not associated with a course and thus students are not eligible to apply for financial aid to cover the costs of the program noted below.
Estimated Costs: $2099.00
- International airfare
- Most program activities/site visits and excursions
- Shared accommodations
- Most breakfasts
- In-country transportation
- Basic international travel insurance (via the ISIC card noted above)
** We recommend an estimated $500.00-$600.00
in personal spending money to cover meals beyond breakfasts and incidentals including personal shopping. This estimate is determined by previous student reports of personal spending and may vary by participant.**
Health and Safety
For general safety and security information for students abroad visit U.S. Students Abroad.
For information regarding vaccines and medicines visit the CDC
. **Vaccines are the financial responsibility of the program participants and not covered in the above costs.
To learn more about international travel in this country, click here.