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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:
Visit the most beautiful of Oaxaca?s churches!
The Teatro Alcalá was built during the reign of Porfirio Díaz.
Experience the traditional cooking of Oaxaca and learn to make the world famous local dishes.
Welcome Event & Program Orientation
Oaxaca is a place of natural practices and ancient beliefs.
Guelaguetza comes from the Zapotec word meaning ?offering?.
Take part in dance classes for salsa, meringue, and cumbia with local instructors.
Market & Cotton Weaving Tour
The Pochote Cinema is an art cinema located beneath the 17th century aqueduct that runs along the northern edge of the historical center.
This market began in 2003 with the support of the internationally famous Oaxacan artist, Francisco Toledo.
San Agustin Etla Art School & Paper Woerkshop Visit
Arts & Crafts Workshop (Oaxacan Jewelry Making)
Arts & Crafts Workshop (Skull Mask Making)
Bike Tour of Oaxaca
"El Día de los Muertos" is considered Mexico's most characteristic and unique celebrations.
Oaxaca City is a Mecca for Mexican and International artists.
With its rich history and artistic influences Oaxaca has many wonderful museums.
Alebrijes are a truly unique Mexican craft carved from the local Copalillo tree.
Arts & Crafts Workshop (Graffiti & Stencil Making)