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Mexico Study Abroad Showcase

Wednesday, September 7th from 4:00-6:00pm in SAC South Ballroom

Application Deadlines

Summer - December 1 (faculty-led), February 15 (exchange and affiliate)

Fall  - March 1

Spring - October 1

Why Study in Mexico?

  • Strong business and cultural ties to Texas
  • Low cost (semester programs cost LESS than study in Austin)
  • Excellent universities with a variety of academic offerings
  • Rich and diverse culture, art and history
  • About 3,500 international students study in Mexico each year
  • Expand your professional network
  • Mexico is a major economy in Latin America
    • Texas conducts $300 billion dollars annually in trade with Mexico
  • Learn Spanish, the world's 3rd most spoken language

Map of Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City:

This capital city is a cosmopolitan metropolis, home to 23+ million inhabitants, 300+ museums, numerous archeological sites, and something for everyone.

Faculty-led  Programs:

Internship Programs:

Queretaro, Mexico


Located 2.5 hours from Mexico City, Queretaro is a colonial city of 500,000 inhabitants surrounded by a wealth of natural and recreational sites. The extraordinary architecture and multi-ethnic population demonstrate why the city is designated as a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) world heritage site.

Internship Programs:

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca City:

A beautiful, colonial city of 3 million inhabitants nestled in the mountains of southwestern Mexico, Oaxaca City offers a creative atmosphere with rich indigenous traditions, delicious cuisine, outdoor activities and archeological sites.

Faculty-led Summer Program:

Merida, Mexico


A modern, cosmopolitan city of 1 million inhabitants located on the Gulf Coast, Merida offers museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and a taste of Mayan heritage.


San Miguel De Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende:

The course will use a mixed set of engagement and interaction approaches, including online video seminars, classroom discussion, one week of field work in the Texas Hill Country region, and two weeks of field work in the Central Mexican Altiplano.

Faculty-led Summer Program:





The UT Austin International Oversight Committee (IOC) has completed a comprehensive health and safety assessment of these specific programs and approved Restricted Regions travel for UT Austin students.  

Student participants in these programs will not be required to request individual travel authorization; however, they are required to attend a health and safety pre-departure orientation, where they will be provided access to all program-specific safety and security information. 

Additional programs and experiential opportunities in Mexico are available - individual Restricted Region Travel Requests and IOC approval are required.