Millsaps Yucatan Institute
for Language and Culture
As a historian, I was fascinated by the complex interaction of Mexican, Mayan, European, and Caribbean influences in the Yucatan… And Millsaps’ house felt like a spa!
- Dr. Amy Forbes, PhD
Providing immersive educational experiences in Yucatan
Dedicated to bringing outstanding academic and cultural life stories to foreign visitors, at Millsaps Institute we offer unique, immersive experiences in our own facilities in Merida, our research center in Oxcutzcab village, and our bio-cultural reserve in Southwest Yucatan.
Located in Yucatan, Mexico and backed by Millsaps College (in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.), our immersive classes are designed by PhD faculty and may be taken for U.S. academic credit.
DESIGN YOUR IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE IN YUCATAN, MEXICO!
Choose your profile and goal… And let Millsaps Institute surprise you!
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.
Kaxil Kiuic is a 4,500 acre Biocultural Reserve focused on the conservancy and research of wildlife. The Reserve has a main rest site comprised by 6 ‘casitas,’ a classroom, a kitchen and recreational palapas, all these powered by solar panels. The Reserve also has many nearby poor local communities that are constantly interacting with our association.
For archaeologists, recently we did a LIDAR recon over the reserve’s area and found 4,000+ ancient Mayan structures. A team of archaeologists led by Tomas Gallareta and George Bey began the main excavation 3 years ago and invite students to come and learn how to do excavations properly, teaching them technique and theory.5
MPARC offers a cool facility that is both a small lodge and active archaeological research center. Located in the Maya speaking town of Oxkutzcab at the base of the Puuc Hills in Central Yucatan. Perfect for research, connecting with nature and relaxation).