Quick Info

  • Valladolid, Mexico
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Cultural Studies, History, Political Science, Spanish Language and Literature
  • : May 4, 2018 - June 15, 2018
  • : In-State: $2,265 ; Out-of-State: $2,465
  • : October 16, 2017
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Clear Judicial Record


This interdisciplinary seminar is designed to prepare students for their in-country residence experience.  Students will examine the history, culture, politics and geography of the Yucatan and Mexico and their place within Latin American.  Issues dealing with cross-cultural communication and the challenges and rewards of the international living experience will be examined.  Students will also be guided through the design of individual field projects that they will carry out during their residence experience in May and June.

While living with a host family, students will carry out their individual field investigations, collecting data and information for evaluation.  The project director will be present throughout the program to provide guidance and direction.  Final written project reports will be completed upon return to the US and submitted to the director prior to the August deadline.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Karen GoldmanPhD assistant director for external relations at CLAS and faculty member in the department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, with extensive residence and research experience in Latin America, will direct the 2017 session. 








You will stay with local families for the duration of the program. Meals will be included.

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$2,265 $2,465
Depart USA Depart Valladolid
May 4, 2018 June 15, 2018

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.


Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Round-Trip Airfare
  • Room and Board with a Host Family
  • Health Insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Students are responsible for the cost of three credits summer tuition for ARTSC 1502
  • Program Deposit ($350, to be credited to your program bill)
  • Pitt Administrative Fee ($300)
  • Visa Fees
  • All incidental expenses

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

The CLAS Scholarship Field Program is significantly underwritten by the Center For Latin America Studies (CLAS) .Participants will be responsible for tuition cost and associated fees.Candidates are required to be full time, degree seeking undergraduates (from any discipline) maintaining a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average.  Freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors who possess the necessary skills and disposition are welcome to apply.

By the time the field component begins, applicants must possess sufficient Spanish language proficiency to communicate effectively with their host families, travel independently and carry out their individual projects.

Most importantly, interested applicants must demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, assimilate to a new culture, and welcome cross-cultural interaction.  Selected candidates must be initiative taking, self-directed and comfortable functioning with little supervision. 

Get Ready! Applications open August 28!  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.