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Language for Business and Technology: Mexico City



Study for four weeks in the largest and most exciting city in the Western Hemisphere, Mexico City. Experience the voices of ancient civilizations blend with the bustle of commerce. Then spend a week in the colonial city of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, where our corporate host Nearshore Technology will guide us to experience business and technology merging with the world of the Maya.

Earn six semester credit hours in Spanish at the 3000 level (3691 and 3692), applicable towards a certificate, Spanish Minor of ALIS, IAML or GEML major or in partial fulfillment of the International Plan Study Abroad requirement. Combine with the Ecuador LBAT for 12 credits.

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of contemporary Mexican culture and society and its historical roots,

Live with a Mexican family and speak only Spanish! All host families have Internet access and are walking distance from class at the Universidad de la Comunicacion, a small campus where you will find your Mexican peers eager to get to know you!

Visit area businesses and culture venues in Mexico City; conduct field research and projects with Nearshore hosts in Merida. Examine issues of sustainable development in the contexts of Mexico's "tres culturas"--indigenous, colonial and modern high tech.

Experience a varied cultural program including excursions to the Aztec sacred Temple, the murals of Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, the archaeological ruins of Teotihuacan, largest prehistoric city in the Americas, and the ancient Mayan site of Uxmal. 

Scholarships Available For Early Application!!

A Variety of Internships Available with Nearshore Technology


Mexico City, Mexico and Merida, Yucatan


May 8 (arrival) - June 13 (departure), 2020

Host Institutions

Universidad de la Comunicacion, Mexico City, Mexico

Nearshore Technology, Merida, Yucatan


Homestay with a Mexican family in Mexico City'

Hotel in Merida


  • SPAN 3691: Business Communication & Correspondence
  • SPAN 3692: Business And Culture

Total credits: 6

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

Program Director makes decisions on acceptance after reviewing all applications.  Acceptance is based on academic standing, language background and reasons for overseas study.  Apply by November 15 for early decision


  • The Program Fee is $3085.  Fee includes ground transportation for excursions and company visits, housing with a Mexican family, two meals/day (breakfast, supper), airfare to Merida,  travel, lodging and two meals in Merida, tours of city and cultural sites, professional visits, cooking lesson with one of Mexico City's accomplished chefs, health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee of $300, 6 credit hours tuition, international airfare, Georgia Tech technology fees

Cancellation Policy

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 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

  • November 5, 2019, 4:15-4:15, Swann 115
  • November 12, 2019, 4:15-5:15, Swann 115

Quick Links

Program Contact

  • Vicki Galloway, Co-Director

  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Co-Director

Program Links