Millsaps College has offered innovative, exciting, rigorous, and accredited courses in Yucatan for nearly 20 years. With the opening of the Millsaps Yucatan Institute for Language and Culture (MYI), we have taken this experience to a new level. The MYI provides immersive experiential courses in language, business and entrepreneurship, archaeology and anthropology, and creative writing. All courses are designed by PhD level professors and can be taken with or without college credit.
For full academic credit, you must attend classes for the entire period. Of course, you may join a class on a weekly basis to brush up on your Spanish without college credit.
Students will be introduced to the Spanish language. You will begin to learn how to understand and speak the language like locals! This class is intended for students with no prior study of Spanish.
Building upon basic Spanish, learn how to apply your basic listening and speaking skills. This class will allow you to both expand your knowledge and learn how to practically use your newfound knowledge.
For those interested in taking their language skills to a new level while enjoying great literature discussions in Spanish, this course is for you. Led by a PhD professor in Spanish, this is the ultimate course for those looking to boost their language skills.
Completely immerse yourself in the Mexican culture and Spanish language. You will learn, live, and speak like a local! From hot topics, to politics, to food, you will learn everything there is to know about the local culture while expanding on your Spanish language skills.
From Minds to Markets: Practical Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking in Product Design and Development
This immersion class looks at the new model of product design and development. This class will allow you to look into a new cultural context and ask “Why do they do that?” or “Why don’t we do that?”
As a class, you will collaborate and produce ideas as that should ultimately lead to a product proposal at the end of the class.
MYI operates from its home in “Casa Millsaps” in the Centro neighborhood of Merida, Yucatan
This facility has modern air-conditioned and “connected” classrooms for in-class experiences.
With a plunge pool and kitchen facilities, it is also the perfect place for students to learn and enjoy activities and interaction during their immersion experiences.