Mexico - Business, Society & Sustainability in the Yucatán

Program Dates
Saturday, March 7, 2020 to Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Yucatán peninsula is famed for its beautiful beaches, well-developed tourism industry and a wealth of archaeological sites dating from the era of Mayan ascendancy in the region. With a unique cultural history and geography, this region is an ideal location for students to observe the impacts of economic development on the local community, in particular through the booming tourism industry, as well as to become aware of the diversity of languages, geographies and cultures that make up the country of Mexico. Through a combination of interactions with local business people in the tourism industry, a night of homestay, lectures shared with local university students at the University of Quintana Roo (UQRoo) and exploration of the region's archaeological sites, beaches and lagoons, both with peers from UQRoo and without, students on this program with have ample opportunity to connect with the local community and learn more about the region's unique culture and history. For application instructions and additional information on costs, visit the OIED On-line Program Brochure.


  • BUS 3055-101 – Business, Society & Sustainability in the Yucatan – 3 credit hours  Prereqs: 54 earned hours
  • MBA 5020-101 – International Seminar on Mexico – 3 credit hours
  • MBA 5020-375 – International Seminar on Mexico – 3 credit hours

Credits (3 credit hours)

  • MBA 5020 – This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration. 
  • BUS 3055 - This course counts as an IB elective (major, approved, required or other), HOS elective,  Sustainable Business minor elective, COB elective or upper level elective and fulfills the Global Issues requirement.


$2580.00 Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, all meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated additional Costs include: $300-600 Some meals, Personal Expenses, Immunizations, Passport

Program Leaders

Ms. Meredith Pipes
International Programs Coordinator
Walker College of Business

Dr. Martin Meznar
Associate Dean, Global & Civic Engagement
Walker College of Business

Mr. Austin Eggers
Assistant Professor
Walker College of Business

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Appalachian undergraduates
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Appalachian graduate students
Appalachian alumni