Mexico, Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Mexico

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Jaime Herrera

English Department
P:  480-461-7484
F:  480-461-7644

Office: LA3 - 1


A valid passport is required to travel abroad. Passport Info Here

June 8-June 23, 2017

Earn six college credits while immersed in the vibrant culture of Mexico! Based in Guanajuato, this program offers students a culturally enriching experience: the trip itself becomes a lab for the work done in the classroom.

Guanajuato is a small, peaceful colonial-era city with a rich history in central Mexico.  It is a university town, a center of tourism, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once one of the most important mining centers in the New World, the city's historic theaters, beautifully painted houses, plentiful cafes, and friendly residents make it an ideal setting in which to study and visit historical sites that date back to the 1500's.

Guanajuato Cultural Excursions

*UNESCO World Heritage Site

Courses Offered (6 transferable credits)

REQUIRED Course Offerings

Program Location

Guanajuato is located in the geographic center of Mexico, about three and half-hours northwest of Mexico City, and its capital city is one of Mexico's most famous tourist spots. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and city planners must abide by strict rules when building and refurbishing buildings in order to maintain their colonial integrity.

Guanajuato's many colorful buildings include historical buildings such as the Alhóndiga de Granaditas; several haciendas-ranches, including the Ex Hacienda de la Barrera; and houses preserved as museums, such as the Diego Rivera Museum, where the famous Mexican artist once lived.

Estimated Program Costs

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

Program Fee
Includes lodging, meals while staying with local host family, academic facilities, cultural excursions, in-country ground transportation, and secondary medical insurance.

$1,370 Program Fee Due: March 24, 2017

Registration Fee

Tuition: 6 credits
In-state: $86 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $206 per credit hour



Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.
Airfare (estimated cost) $850

Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.

Meals (estimate)

Meals are provided while staying with local host family in Guanajuato.

Meals are NOT included during cultural excursions.

TOTAL Estimated Costs $2,831  (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
No textbooks required
Ground Transportation (estimate) $10  
$135 Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Passport Information Available Here

Guanajuato Program Details

  • MCC classes will be held at the University of Guanajuato.
  • No Spanish speaking skills required to participate in the program.
  • Read detailed cultural information on Mexico provided by CultureGrams™.

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

Information Sessions

Wednesdays: 6-6:45 pm

September 14 & 28, 2016

October 12 & 26, 2016

November 9, 2016

Jan. 25 & Feb. 8, 2017


Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)

Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

September 15 & 29, 2016

October 13 & 27, 2016

November 10, 2016

Jan. 26 & Feb. 9, 2017

ll Info Sessions located at the Southern & Dobson Campus

Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Thursday Info Sessions.

For information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion

In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2017 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2016

Workshops: Location: AS195 (SD Campus)

Monday, Sept., 26 at 10 am

Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm

For information, contact 480.833.9200 x3417.

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, February 17, 2017

11:59 pm MST

Get information on financial aid & grants, scholarships, and misc. resources for study abroad here.

Student must be accepted into a program PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.

Study Abroad Scholarship for Guanajuato

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 24, 2017

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Complete online application.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply early to reserve your place! 

Payment Deadlines

March 24, 2017

Program Fee Deadline: March 24, 2017

Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center

Cashier Services

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 8, 2017

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation!  There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.