The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Mexico for our students.


Academic Program

Students take a required Advanced Spanish class with IFSA Butler. Students attend classes at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Courses are taught in Spanish. On-site orientation and fieldtrips are included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Cindy Forster
  • Fields of study: Social sciences and the humanities, visual arts/studio arts, economics, psychology
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; Completion of Spanish 44 with a 9.0 GPA in Spanish classes; 2-3 courses in major
  • Number of program participants: 20

Living Arrangements

Students live in homestays in Mérida and take all meals with their hosts.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to mid-May


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Mérida and Los Angeles.