Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico

Study language and culture in Oaxaca, one of the most beautiful states in Mexico, on a six-week program at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca. Thanks to its location in the state's central valley, at an altitude of 5,000 feet (1546 meters), the city enjoys pleasant weather during all seasons. Oaxaca provides a wide range of activities, and both local and long-distance travel is convenient and inexpensive. Experience the historical ruins, mountains, jungle, rivers, waterfalls and beaches of the area.

The average program cost is $3,245 but the cost varies from year to year. This includes tuition and fees for up to nine credit hours, full board and lodging with a Mexican family, round-trip travel between KCI and Oaxaca, personal tutor, a three-day excursion to the Pacific Ocean, several tours to outlying villages, archaeological sites and one weekend in Mexico City.

Available Courses (3 credit hours each)

Grammar and Conversation 
7 levels range from absolute beginner to advanced

Contemporary Latin American Short Story
Contemporary Mexican Short Story 
Latin American Women's Literature 
Special program for Advanced Placement Spanish Literature Teachers

Culture and Special Programs 
Introduction to Mexican History and Culture*
Medical Spanish 
Spanish for Business

*(Choose two: History of Mexico, History of Education in Mexico, Mexican Cinema, AND chose one: Folkloric Dance, Regional Cooking, Weaving, Ceramics, Music, Salsa and Merengue)

For more information:

Rocío Duncan
Modern Languages & Literature Department
Rockhurst University 
1100 Rockhurst Road 
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561 
Phone: 816-501-4101 
Fax: 816-501-4515 

M. Kathleen Madigan, Ph.D., Chair
Modern Languages & Literature Department
1100 Rockhurst Road 
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561 
Phone: 816-501-4510 
Fax: 816-501-4515 
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