Merida, Mexico with IFSA-Butler

Universidad Autonoma de Yucatán, Mérida

Program Type

Travel with students from U.S. institutions; study with local students and students from US institutions.Third-party provider agreement with the Institute for Study Abroad – Butler University (IFSA-Butler), facilitated by Duquesne University’s OIP.


business administration
nutrition (including public health)
social anthropology
social communications

Language of Instruction

Spanish; requires a minimum of four semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: late August – mid-December

Spring semester: January – May

Housing and Meals

  • Each IFSA-Butler student studying at UADY lives in or near Mérida with a carefully selected host family.
  • Board includes three meals per day.
  • Housing with a Mexican family is guaranteed.

Services Provided

IFSA-Butler office in Mexico is staffed by an IFSA-Butler resident director. The resident director organizes:

  • housing
  • excursions
  • two-week orientation on-site
  • three mandatory group trips organized to other areas of the Yucatán and Mexico throughout the semester
  • other program-sponsored activities
  • acts as your main emergency contact.

Estimated Costs (Category I Program)

Tuition Program Tuition + Fees, billed through Duquesne
Study Abroad Fee $250
Airfare Current costs as per your arrangement
Housing /Meals $2,000
Personal Expenses $2,500

Scholarships available through IFSA.

For more info check out the IFSA Mérida program.