Excursions

Excursions are included in your study abroad program price and are a fundamental part of the abroad experience. We carefully select weekend excursions that allow you to discover more about the country in which you are studying and are based on cultural and educational importance or sites of natural beauty. Entrance and transportation fees are always included. The exact excursions for your program will be confirmed in the Program Calendar you receive one month prior to your program start date.


Included Excursions

Photo not found. Pacific Beach Trip

The Oaxacan coast provides you with stunning cliffside views of thousands of small bays that dot its coastline. Unlike other coastal areas of Mexico, the Oaxacan coast remains largely untouched and mainly plays host to local tourism. On this...

Photo not found. Monte Albán Pre-Hispanic Pyramids

While in Oaxaca, you will visit the pre-Hispanic ruins of Monte Albán. This former Zapotec capital city is considered one of the most impressive archeological sites in Mexico. The well-preserved ruins sit atop a hill outside of Oaxaca City,...

Photo not found. Mountain Springs (Hierve el Agua)

Hierve el Agua (or Boiling Water) is an impressive natural wonder located west of Oaxaca City. The name is derived from the abundant mineral springs that seethe from the ground, giving the appearance of boiling water. These extraordinary springs...

Photo not found. Tlacolula Market & Teotilán Artisan Village & Ancient El Tule Tree

The central valleys of Oaxaca State are filled with the echoes of the past. Bustling Tlacolula market is Oaxaca's most famous outdoor market where you can find anything from handicrafts to live turkeys. You will visit the classic Zapotec...

Photo not found. Sierra Norte Mountains Hiking Trip

This expansive range of mountains, found just north of Oaxaca City, provides a stark contrast to the colonial city. Passing through dense cloud canopies and pine forests ideal for hiking, you will encounter ancient mountain villages. During...