The trip begins with a two day orientation to Oaxaca in the Sierra Norte Mountains. Students, after these first two days, will join their homestay families in Oaxaca and begin their morning Spanish language classes with cultural activities in the afternoons.
June 4: Travel day to Oaxaca
June 5 – June 6: Orientation in the Sierra Norte Mountains
June 6: Return to Oaxaca, students meet with host families
June 7 – June 24
Typical weekly schedule:
Monday – Friday: Live with host families, take morning language classes taught by outside professors, participate in language exchanges with University students, visit cultural sites in Oaxaca city and in nearby towns, take artisan workshops, do volunteer work
Saturday – Sunday: Weekend excursions include day trips to Monte Alban ruins, Tlacolula market and Teotitlan Artisan Village, Hierva el Agua and Mitla ruins
June 25: Return to the US
*This itinerary is subject to change.