Mexico is a country of diverse and ancient cultures, rich in tradition, history, and religion, yet with a modern economy and tourism infrastructure. Mexico dates back approximately 10,000 years with its first known culture, the Olmec, creating the first civilization around 1500 B.C.

Modern Mexico blends two cultures originating from the Spanish conquest of the Aztec civilization in 1521. México’s rich history and cultural diversity, spanning from its Mesoamerican beginnings and colonial heritage, are just a few of this country’s alluring attributes. Mexico’s diverse geography which includes rainforests, pristine beaches, and mountain ranges, also contributes to this country’s popularity.

Mexico’s world-renowned academic, artistic, and cultural contributions can be attributed to some of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Latin America.

A majority of programs offered in Latin America require two to four university-level Spanish and/or Portuguese language classes. In addition, students are expected to take at least one 3-credit language course, if English is not the first language of the country they are visiting.

Marymount University students can participate in the following programs in Mexico: