Lodging & Meals in Chichen Itza & Piste / Sustainable Community Tourism is an Indiana University IU Service Learning Program in Yucatan. Indiana University Bloomington taught by Quetzil Castaneda / Heritage Service Learning Field Study Abroad / Summer Study Abroad / Heritage Development Studies, Tourism Studies. Field School. Field Study Abroad. Mexico. community action research, participatory research, participatory anthropology, New Seven Wonders of the World. Mexico, Chichen Itza. Yokdzonot Cenote, Maya Wellness Center. Yokdzonot Eco-Adventure, Responsible Tourism, Ethical Travel, Alternative Tourism in Yucatan

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              IU Service Learning in Yucatán

6 week course Summer Session, 6 credits

LTAM L-426 / L-526, Offered Through IUB Office of Overseas Study,Indiana University Bloomington

Combined Undergraduate & Graduate course


Lodging and Meals

The course fee includes tuition, field trips, lodging, program based expenses such as entrance fees and transportation to Merida, Chichén Itzá, museums, cenotes or other locations visited as a group during designated program field trips.

Included Meals:

  • All Meals while on-site in Pisté are included.
  • Two Meals during any overnight field trips such as to Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Merida, or Cancun are covered and one meal is out of pocket. Evening meal during evening field trips to Merida or Valladolid are not covered


  • In Playa del Carmen, students and staff stay in family posadas, student hostels, or budget hotel with double or triple accomodations according to staff determination
  • In Pisté, students reside in the Posada Olalde which is a family run posada similar to a pension or hostel. Double occupancy rooms with beds, tables, running hot and cold water showers, ventilators, and WIFI with variable internet connection based on room location.
  • There is Limited Availability for a Homestay Option during the 3.5 weeks in Pisté, Yucatán.  Advanced, Native Speaker, or Heritage Speaker Fluency in Spanish is required and must be demonstrated.  Interested students must undergo a separate evaluation process to determine if a homestay can be provided.

Out of Pocket Expenses:

  • One meal during any overnight field trip in Playa del Carmen is out of pocket.
  • Dinner meal during evening field trip to Merida or Valladolid for cultural events.
  • personal expenses and individual consumables (e.g., toiletry, clothing, souvenirs),
  • international airfare Indianapolis to Cancun on the specific dates indicated by schedule
  • readings are primarily pdf based but do include a few required to purchase texts.
  • ACDSee image management software—any version 15 through 18


Program Content Program Logistics

⇒ Service Learning Projects  

⇒ Program Cost  

⇒ Program Locations 

⇒ Eligibility & Requirements 

⇒ Program Lodging and Meals 

⇒ Application Process 

⇒ Field Trips and Tourism Attractions 

⇒ Student Travel Info 

⇒ Community Partners 

⇒ Program Calendar & Schedule 

⇒ Course Syllabus   

⇒ Teaching & Research Facility  

⇒ Program Director & Staff / Faculty  

⇒ Travel Safety & Security in Yucatán  


This Service Learning experience will make THE difference in your life

Visitors to Service Learning in Yucatan Program, starting November 2, 2014

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