Senior Associate Director
Program sponsor: IFSA
Study alongside local students and experience two types of Mexican higher education institutions at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY) and Universidad Modelo in stunning Mérida. Enroll in 2 required IFSA program courses - Advanced Spanish as well as Exploring Yucatán: Community and Culture - and choose from a wide variety of integrated classes at the UADY and/or Modelo. Special academic options include a directed research project as well as a public health focus. Special curriculum options include directed research as well as a public health concentration.
Open to students from all majors with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Completion of Spanish 121-3 or 125 or the equivalent of recent college-level Spanish required; completion of one recent quarter recommended.
This program follows the Mexican academic calendar: fall quarter begins in mid-August and ends in early December. Winter/spring quarters begin in early January and end in mid-May.
Homestays (3 meals/day).
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated IFSA-Butler programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an IFSA-Butler program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to IFSA to confirm your place on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
If paying your program deposit presents a significant financial hardship for your family, you may want to consider the IFSA UpFront Advance program to request a deferral of this charge. Contact IFSA-Butler directly with any questions.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your IFSA-Butler program fee and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
Because your program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from IFSA-Butler for your program's tuition or housing.
If you book your flight through IFSA, it is your responsibility to pay IFSA directly. Your flight charge will not be billed to your CAESAR account.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly to IFSA.