IFSA Butler: Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

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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.