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    CIEE High School Summer in Yucat’an, Mexico: Spanish

    CIEE High School Summer in Yucat’an, Mexico: Spanish


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Mexico
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Language
    • Sub-Categories: Spanish
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Live, learn and explore in one of the safest and most beautiful cities in Mexico. People come here to visit ancient Mayan ruins and amazing geological formations, yet still discover so much more. Mérida was ranked the second safest city in the American continent in 2020, the Best Small City by Condé Nast Traveller, acknowledged as the American Capital of Culture by Unesco, and recognized as one of the 10 Best cities to travel by Forbes and Lonely Planet?

    Mérida is also a student-friendly city buzzing with cafés and cultural activity.

    What’s a typical day like? Mornings are for interactive classes, building your Spanish skills with one of our expert language professors. Afternoons are for fun, organized activities with your classmates and explore the city. Together you’ll try Mexican worldwide famous gastronomy in a cooking class, visit marketplaces and museums, or enjoy the nature in a local park. There’s still plenty of time for listening to local street musicians and chilling out under a shady tree with a marquesita (a hard crepe filled with cheese or chocolate) or a champola (ice cream made with coconut milk).

    It’s easy to stroll around and soak up the culture. Spanish colonial buildings painted in a rainbow of bright colors line clean, quiet streets. Marketplaces selling exotic fruits and authentic handicrafts are a great place to practice your conversational and bargaining skills.

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