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UK Partner: Spanish Immersion in Mexico (Sol)
Oaxaca, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1,
Summer 2
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Sol Education Abroad 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fees and Policies Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1,
Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Anthropology, Art Studio, Film, History, International Business, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Literature, Political Science, Spanish Language, Spanish Studies, Theater
Course Language:
Spanish
Minimum Language Requirement:
Multiple Levels
Housing Options:
Apartment, Apartment(shared), Homestay
Eligibility:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
2
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:
Spanish Immersion in Mexico
Oaxaca, Mexico

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Although some areas of Mexico are currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning, the specific location of this program is NOT included in that warning. Eligible UK students may participate in the programs in this program with full support from the University. The University requires that all students on this program submit supplemental materials regarding this information PRIOR to Education Abroad application acceptance for this program. It is important to understand that should the Travel Warning change to include the locations of this programs there might be additional application requirements that must be completed in order to maintain University support for participation in the program.
**There are supplemental application forms for all applicants on this program. Contact your Education Abroad Advisor before applying for this program.**

Mexico
A land of snow-capped volcanoes, expansive deserts, cool cloud forests, and the beauty of
two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Mexico is truly one of the most
beautiful countries in the world. Explore indigenous villages and stroll through colonial
cities with their welcoming plazas and inspiring architecture. Discover the ancient past
of the pre-Hispanic cultures, such as the Maya and the Aztec, still alive today. Mexico is a
perfect destination to study Spanish and explore a unique Latin American country.

Oaxaca
Study Spanish in the fascinating colonial city of Oaxaca. Experience the charms of this
highland locale surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Oaxaca is an ideal
location for language immersion and exploring the pre-Hispanic past of the area. The
friendly people of Oaxaca possess an unmatched hospitality.

University of Oaxaca
Study at one of the oldest universities in Mexico (est. 1827), located in the historic center
of Oaxaca and only a few blocks south of the famous Zócalo (central plaza). Classes are
taught in Spanish or English. The university has a relaxed atmosphere and modern facilities
that include a spacious library, computer lab, and comfortable classrooms. Take advantage
of our intercambios, daily exchange programs with local Mexican university students.

Homestay (Room & Board)
There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than
by living with our carefully selected local host families You will have breakfast, lunch, and
dinner with your family.

Included Excursions
Pacific Beach Trip (Bahías de Huatulco)
Explore the pristine beaches on the Pacific Coast with its thousands of small bays.
Monte Albán Pre-Hispanic Ruins
Explore Monte Albán, one of the world's most impressive archeological sites.
Mountain Springs (Hierve el Agua)
Soak in the soothing waters of these natural springs in use for over 2,500 years.
Sierra Norte Mountains Hiking Trip
Hike the cloud forests and indigenous villages of the Sierra Norte Mountains.
Mitla Pyramids, Teotitlán Artisan Village, & Ancient El Tule Tree
Visit Mitla, the ancient Zapotec city known as "The Place of the Dead", Teotitlán del Valle, a
Zapotec village known for it's time-honored tradition of hand-woven rugs, and the El Tule
tree, over 3,000 years old, this tree is the largest biomass on the planet.

Cultural Activities
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed
to accentuate the unique character of Mexico and Oaxaca.
• Museum Visits • Traditional Markets • Art Classes & Galleries
• Dance Classes • Traditional Cooking Class • Pottery Class
• Guelaguetza Folk Dance • Yoga Classes • Organic Food Market




Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from one of two universities, University of Oaxaca or Meso-American University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by either University of Oaxaca or Meso-American University. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to Sol Education Abroad. For the Sol Education Abroad application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. 
  • UK Students qualify for an automatic $100 program fee reduction. See the Fees and Policies link above for more information.
  • Sol Education Abroad offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for more information. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the Mexican Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa. 
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission 01/24/2015 06/20/2015
NOTE: Only the courses with locals option lasts until 6/20/2015. The intensive Spanish language and Spanish Language & Electives options will end 05/02/2015.
Summer 1 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.