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Guadalajara, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Mexico

Program Description

During this two-week program, you will explore vibrant Mexico City through a hospitality lens, tracing its history from Aztec to modern times. In partnership with Universidad Iberoamericana, you'll take a Spanish language crash course, a cooking class, dancing lessons, a tequila distillery tour, and explore the campus and cities of Guanajuato, Guadalajara, and Puebla.

With your blood pumping, you will ascend into the heart of CDMX and explore the Teotihuacan pyramid, visit the floating gardens of Xochimilco, nosh on street food, and shop at local artisan and craft markets. 

This program provides the perfect opportunity to explore CDMX's rich culture and history, both as a tourist, and behind the scenes, as you work with premier hospitality organizations and dynamic industry professionals.

Location Description

The program will be based in Mexico City (CDMX), the capital city of Mexico and one of the most important political, cultural, educational and financial centers in North America.

Excursions and day trips to Guadalajara and Guanajuato are included.

Guadalajara is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Jalisco. It's located in the central region in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America and the second most populous metropolitan area in Mexico.

Guanajuato is a city and municipal seat of the municipality of Guanajuato in central Mexico and an inspiration for the animated movie, Coco.

Location Dates:

Online: May 7th-13th

Onsite: May 14th-28th


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Students will be in shared double rooms and all accommodations will be centrally located in the downtown area or city center.

All meals will be provided as a part of the program.

Additional Items to Consider

Visa is not required for US citizens.

Immunizations and vaccinations are not required at the moment.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Prerequisite: HM 111

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short essay
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director 

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 


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Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


HM 498: Special Topics in Hospitality and Tourism Management: Hospitality and Tourism in Mexico (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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