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Cultural Landscapes of the Maya: Heritage, Tourism, and Sustainability

Visit archaeological sites across the Yucatan to discover ancient Maya cities and Mexico’s approach in preserving both cultural and natural heritage.

The Maya are known for their elaborate and tastefully decorated urban architecture, including temple pyramids, palaces, and observatories. By visiting 15 archaeological sites, participants will explore the splendor of the Maya. This program includes the study of the Maya heritage and its interaction with the environment both in past and present times through travelling the Yucatan peninsula. Participants will gain an appreciation of the challenges that Mexico faces in terms of preserving Maya cultural and natural heritage, as well as the international conservation guidelines, policies, and practices that are in place to meet those challenges.

International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Program typeGroup Study
Application statusClosed
Application deadline

This program is no longer running. Please see here for more options in Mexico. 


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