Language for Business and Technology: Mexico City


Study language, sustainability, media, and community for five weeks in Mexico City, including visits to archaeological sites and historical towns such as Cuetzalan and Puebla. Mexico City is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America and in the world. This program offers an opportunity to discover the vibrant dimensions of a millenary culture that has a strong impact on the whole Spanish-speaking region, the United States, and the global imaginary about Latin America. Students will explore Mexico's Pre-Columbian legacy, contemporary indigenous cultures, environmental issues, urban history, as well as natural areas and biodiversity while learning about the country’s economic opportunities and social challenges.

Earn 6 semester credit hours of Spanish at the 3000 level, applicable towards a certificate, Spanish, minor, or ALIS, IAML, or GEML major. Practice Spanish in community engagement events through partnerships with NGOs and service-learning opportunities. Produce media projects on sustainable alternatives for the development of a country with a history of colonialism, accelerated industrialization, and close ties with the United States.


Mexico City, Cuetzalan, and Puebla


May 11 (arrival) – June 15 (departure), 2024

Host Institutions

Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City


Housing facility in Colonia Roma, Mexico City


SPAN 3691: Business Communication & Correspondence

SPAN 3692: Business And Culture


SPAN 2002 or equivalent and good academic standing (this program is conducted entirely in Spanish).

Program Costs


Program fee: $4099, plus a non-refundable $300 application fee. The program fee covers:

  • Ground transportation for excursions and company visits
  • Housing with a Mexican family
  • Two meals/day (breakfast, lunch)
  • Travel and lodging in Cuetzalán and Puebla
  • Tours of city and cultural sites, professional visits
  • Tours to archaeological sites in and around Mexico City
  • Health, evacuation, and repatriation insurance…and MORE!

The program fee does not cover the following: application/deposit fee, 6 credit hours tuition, Georgia Tech fees, some meals, and round-trip international airfare to/from Mexico City.

Cancellation Policy

Students who choose not to participate in the program after submitting an application will be subject to the following non-negotiable fee schedule:

  • Students canceling before Jan. 15 will lose their $300.00 deposit.
  • Students canceling after Jan. 15 must pay 25% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after Feb. 15 must pay 50% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after March 15 must pay 100% of the program fee.

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course or other unforeseen circumstances. Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest, public health issues, or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. 

If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

Information Session #1 - Oct. 26, 2023, 12 p.m. (ESM 201) 

Information Session #2 - Nov. 14, 2023, 12:30 p.m. Join Online Meeting

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Program Contact

  • Miguel Rosas Buendia, Co-Director
  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Co-Director

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