Study Abroad

Cultures & Histories in San cRISTOBAL, cHIAPAS, mEXICO


Program Description 

This program will give students an opportunity to learn about Chiapas from the Colonial Period to the present, as well as to acquire knowledge regarding indigenous cultures in Mexico. A LALS faculty memberwill offer an independent study research project tailored for each student and a local instructor will teach the “Introduction to Mexican History and Cultures" course.  Students will receive 6 credit hours upon completion of the program. 

Special Features
* Led by a UIC Professor and local faculty
*Several all day field trips to Chincultiq, Museum of Anthropology, Chamula
*Half day field trips in and around St. Cristobal

Housing / Meals
Students will be housed in a program house. Meals will be provided.


Students who have an overall UIC GPA of 2.5/4.0; have at least 12 hours of UIC credit; and have completed two semesters of Spanish or the equivalent. 

The program fee* of about $3,050.00 includes tuition, housing, all meals, airport pickup, all program related study tours, and orientations. Additional expenses include airfare, international health insurance and personal expenses.

We are pleased to announce that we are making available 2 scholarships worth $500 each for participants in our new Chiapas Study Abroad program this summer.

Applications are due by mid-March to the San Cristobal de las Casas,
Chiapas Study Abroad Award Fund Selection Committee
UIC Study Abroad Office
502 University Hall (MC 227)  
Please check their webpage for exact due dates.
To participate in the Study Abroad you must first attend a "First Steps"  meeting in the Study Abroad office (502 UH)
This spring there are First Step Sessions:
Mondays @ 2:00
Tuesdays @ 12:30
Wednesdays @ 11:00 & 2:00
Thursdays @ 12:30
Fridays @ 11:00
Location: 502 University Hall

***This program may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met***
Financial Aid may be applied. 

Deadline: mid-March


Contact Irina Krymova at 
UIC Study Abroad Office, 502 UH, 312-413-7662