Study Abroad in Mexico
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The academic year is similar to that of United States and therefore there is not much disruption in schedules and dates, especially if you are an exchange
student. To enroll in a summer study abroad program you do not need to apply for a separate student visa if you are from Canada or United States of America. Since the high school summer abroad course is likely to last less than 6 months, a tourist card will suffice. But be sure of the time that the course will take and keep a buffer of a couple of weeks lest the course get delayed or postponed.
Students from the U.S.A. will now need a passport for travel to Mexico.
ABROAD IN MEXICO
Students choose to study abroad due to various different reasons and these are, in most cases, atypical of the individual. But most of those who choose to adopt a study abroad program in Mexico do so to enrich themselves of the rich heritage and increase their depth of understanding of the Spanish language. Another thing that is common among those who opt for studying in Mexico is that all of them are fun-loving people who like to travel and experience the diversity in culture around the world.
Apart from the sandy deserts and lush green landscapes, the country boasts people who are warm and friendly. Rustic villages and modern skyscrapers exist side by side in this country that has amazed many visitors. It has the best beaches in the Pacific and has a rich culture and heritage that is waiting to be explored.
Academic heritage can be seen in universities like the University of Veracruz and the University of Guanajuato or at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the National Polytechnic Institute, or the Technological and Higher Education Institute. Regular courses are all conducted in the Spanish language though some special courses for
high school study abroad programs have been specifically designed for foreign students who may have trouble with the language. Even if
your Spanish is not as good as you may want it to be, there is no cause of concern. Being in a country like Mexico that hosts friendly and helpful people, you are sure to find enough
help with your homework. And this could be your best chance to improve upon your Spanish!
For a non-immigration visa for students (called the FM3) a visa application form needs to be obtained from the consulate and you need to appear in person with the required documents. These include valid passport, 6 photographs each of the frontal and side view, acceptance letter from the study abroad school by an accredited institution that is authorized to hold study abroad programs and a letter from the parents stating that they are solvent and capable of funding the study abroad program. This may require a copy of a bank statement or a credit card statement. In case the funding is through a study abroad scholarship, letters of approval need to be presented. The FM1 form needs to be filled out in Spanish and therefore, you may need the help of someone who has a good command over the language. Additionally, a good health certificate and consular fee may be required for some countries.
While all the education and
study abroad programs are going on, do not forget to make the best of your time in Mexico and visit the many tourist locations there. These include Acapulco, Baja California, Chihuahua-Pacific railway and Teotihuacan and much more. For better utilization of your evenings, you can choose to join salsa classes, cooking classes and other such hobbies typical of Mexico. Rest assured, you will return from Mexico as a culturally richer person who has never ever been more fun.
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