Cultural Activities

All Sol Abroad programs include cultural activities that are done during the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of the country and make your stay the richest experience possible. You will receive a calendar listing the scheduled cultural activities one month prior to the start of your program. Cultural activities include activities such as cooking classes, dance classes, and cultural tours of the area. Below is a list of possible cultural activities offered during your program:

Photo not found. Santo Domingo Cathedral & Museum

Visit the most beautiful of Oaxaca?s churches!

Photo not found. Theater Night

The Teatro Alcalá was built during the reign of Porfirio Díaz.

Photo not found. Traditional Cooking Class (Mexican & Oaxacan)

Experience the traditional cooking of Oaxaca and learn to make the world famous local dishes.

Photo not found. Welcome Event & Program Orientation

Welcome Event & Program Orientation

Photo not found. Yoga Class

Oaxaca is a place of natural practices and ancient beliefs.

Photo not found. Farewell Event

Farewell Event

Photo not found. Guelaguetza Folk Dance Celebration (July only)

Guelaguetza comes from the Zapotec word meaning ?offering?.

Photo not found. Latin Dance Class (Salsa, Cumbia & Merengue)

Take part in dance classes for salsa, meringue, and cumbia with local instructors.

Photo not found. Market & Cotton Weaving Tour

Market & Cotton Weaving Tour

Photo not found. Movie Nights

The Pochote Cinema is an art cinema located beneath the 17th century aqueduct that runs along the northern edge of the historical center.

Photo not found. Organic Food Market

This market began in 2003 with the support of the internationally famous Oaxacan artist, Francisco Toledo.

Photo not found. San Agustin Etla Art School & Paper Workshop Visit

San Agustin Etla Art School & Paper Woerkshop Visit

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Oaxacan Jewelry Making)

Arts & Crafts Workshop (Oaxacan Jewelry Making)

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Skull Mask Making)

Arts & Crafts Workshop (Skull Mask Making)

Photo not found. Bike Tour of Oaxaca

Bike Tour of Oaxaca

Photo not found. Day of the Dead Festival (Fall Semester)

"El Día de los Muertos" is considered Mexico's most characteristic and unique celebrations.

Photo not found. Art Galleries Tour

Oaxaca City is a Mecca for Mexican and International artists.

Photo not found. Art Museum Visits

With its rich history and artistic influences Oaxaca has many wonderful museums.

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Alebrije Art Craft Making)

Alebrijes are a truly unique Mexican craft carved from the local Copalillo tree.

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Graffiti & Stencil Making)

Arts & Crafts Workshop (Graffiti & Stencil Making)