merida photo
In Merida there is always something fun to do around town, and all the great Mexican food you can eat! And the excursions were not only educational, but fun since we got a lot of down time to either explore the sites we were at or just relax with the people in our program.
– Tori Paris
Central College

dates and fees

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 fees
Fall semester - $15,527
Spring semester - $15,527
Academic year - $31,054

Central College students pay the same tuition rate for each of the international programs that they pay on the Central campus, plus the price for accommodations. In addition, students who transfer to Central College from another college or university must complete one semester at Central prior to participating in Study Abroad.

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in Central College Abroad residence or homestay with a local Yucatecan family. Both options include all meals (Mon-Fri and brunch on Saturday)
  • Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad residence
  • Week-long orientation
  • Excursions and cultural events such as a five-day trip to the state of Chiapas
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • 24-hour staff and reception
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
  • International student ID card provided by INEXT
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Fall 2015 dates*

Aug. 23, 2015
Aug. 24-27
Fall break
Oct. 14-18
Program ends
Dec. 3
Final date to vacate housing
Dec. 4

Spring 2016 dates*

Jan. 23, 2016
Jan. 24-26
Mid-term break
Mar. 7-13
Program ends
April 29
Final date to vacate housing
April 30

*Program dates are tentative. Do not purchase airline tickets based on these dates. Please check the official program calendar in your online acceptance account to confirm dates.