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KIIS - Maya Mexico (Winter Break)
Morelia, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter Break
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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English Program Type: Provider
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Language Courses Offered: None
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Academic Subject:
History, Honors, Spanish
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Program Description:
Program Description:
KIIS Maya Mexico Winter Break Program


During this winter study abroad, we spend eight days in the Yucatan Peninsula and the final four days in Mexico City. In the Yucatan, we explore the famous Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Uxmal, the markets & neighborhoods of Merida and Campeche, surrounding pueblos, the ecological reserve of Celestun, a beautiful beach village, and two natural Maya cenotes (swimming pools). In Mexico City, excursions include the Historic Center, the original artwork of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the National Anthropological Museum & Chapultepec Castle, the city’s rich and diverse markets & neighborhoods, the Aztec Templo Mayor, and the famous temples of Teotihuacan. The program concludes with a farewell dinner and surprise cultural outing.  Throughout, we employ a “Place as Text” teaching methodology, which inserts students into social environments and fosters close observation of the local culture.


All courses are taught in English and are worth 3 credits. Students select 1 course. Course descriptions and syllabi are available for download from the KIIS website.

For information on how BSU study abroad transfer credit works for this program, visit the “Academic Credit” tab on the study abroad website. While it is not required, we strongly urge you to explore credit transfer approvals before financially committing to a program.

Winter Break 2021-2022 Estimated Cost:
  • $2,675 KIIS Program Fee
  • Round Trip Airfare (KIIS group flights available)
  • $350 BSU Study Abroad FeeRound Trip Airfare (KIIS group flights available)
  • $145 US Passport
  • Meals/personal expenses 
  • If students are not taking a full load of spring coursework they may be assessed an additional BSU Technology fee ($110-168) based on credit load
For more details on the total cost of participation, including expenses not included in the program fee, download an estimated cost of attendance worksheet:  COMING SOON

Scholarships & Savings
  • Complete your KIIS application by the early bird deadline to automatically save $100 off your KIIS program fee.
  • Remember to apply for KIIS scholarships by the posted deadlines
  • Complete the common application for Ball State Study Abroad Scholarships by the posted deadline for additional scholarship consideration
  • If you currently receive BSU scholarships and aid, print out a cost estimate sheet and meet with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to see if/how your award(s) apply to this program
Important Note on Payments

We have a special direct billing arrangement with KIIS. You will only pay KIIS the $250 program deposit to KIIS. All other payments will be made to the BSU bursar via the eBill system in December.

In the event that you drop out or are removed from a KIIS program, the KIIS withdrawal date will dictate the remaining amount you owe.  All withdrawals must be done in writing to  The cancellation policy and refund policies can be found on the KIIS website:

How do I apply? 

Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now" on this page
Step 2 – Begin the online application through BSU
Step 3 – As a part of the BSU application you will complete the KIIS program application found on their website
Step 4 – Finish both the BSU and KIIS applications by the posted BSU deadline.


For questions please email:


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This program is not currently accepting applications.