The University of Florida has a deep commitment to the educational enrichment of its undergraduate students.

International education and international exchanges are fundamental aspects of this academic commitment. The University of Florida offers a range of educational opportunities that begin with foreign language instruction and area studies programs and extend to numerous study abroad opportunities. The University remains dedicated to serving the international interests of Florida and the nation and to preparing its students for the global challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. Students may choose from short-term study tours, to summer abroad programs, to year-long exchanges.



Merida, Mexico

Live with a Mexican family in the beautiful in the modern city of Mérida in Yucatán, Mexico during Summer B. Develop conversational Spanish ability in Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish class (3 credits) at the Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY). Earn UF credits in Tropical Ecology (3) and Humans & the Environment of the Yucatán Peninsula (2), and gain an understanding of the structure and function of the ecosystems on the Yucatán Peninsula. All instruction is in English, except Spanish classes.

Estimated 2022 Summer Program fee: $5,611 (round-trip airfare not included). Florida residents receiving a Bright Futures Scholarship may use the award to fund tuition. Fee includes: tuition for 8 credits, room and board, weekly excursions (travel, hotels, meals, admission to sites, boat rentals, etc.), international health insurance.

Contact: Honors Associate Director Regan Garner rlgarner@ufl.edu

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