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Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis.  As students complete their applications, they will be contacted by a faculty lead for a conversation and chance to ask questions. (The first course begins in mid Spring semester). Please visit the Global Programs site for further application information and the online application form.

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Application Deadline:   February 1, 2020 (for 2020 program)

You must apply to this program by the final deadline, February 1, 2020.

Although the final deadline for this program is January 20, students may be considered by the priority deadline of December 11, 2019 in order to plan accordingly for the Spring semester.  If students apply by the priority deadline, they will be notified of preliminary acceptance early.  We strongly encourage you to apply prior to the priority deadline.  All students, regardless of the date of their application, will have to commit to participate in the program by February 5.

Student Eligibility

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, located in the city of Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Maymester in Mexico program is open to students from all campuses, schools, and fields of study. The basic criteria for application:

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Has completed two semesters of university study
  • No behavioral notations or incidents

(There is no expectation of Spanish language proficiency)


This program has the support of the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) at Penn State University which has the mission of promoting greater equity for historically underrepresented/underserved groups within the University and/or those groups that have been historical targets of discrimination.  Students from underrepresented backgrounds including (but not limited to) students of color, LGBT-identifying, dis/abilities, and/or first-generation groups can apply for financial support to participate in this program.  (This scholarship can be applied to living costs and airfare). 

Additionally, Global Programs offers scholarship support for study abroad as do many of the College through their general scholarship programs.