Programs : Brochure
CIEE Summer STEM + Society in Merida, Mexico (Study Abroad Program)
- Locations: Merida, Mexico
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CIEE
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.
Students will stay with local families to fully immerse themselves in the local culture. The homestays will provide students with two meals per day.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that CIEE sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|1CIEE Program Fee||See CIEE Page|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Dev Fee||$60|
|One Session||Two Sessions|
|Airfare||$700 - $1200||$700 - $1200|
|Meals||$250 - $500||$500 - $800|
|1Personal Expenses||$400 - $600||$600 - $1200|
|Books and Materials||$75||$150|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||NA||NA|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$400 - $600||$500 - $800|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
CIEE offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2500.
CIEE Gain Travel Grant
The Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Travel Grant helps cover airfare ($750 to $2000) to and from all CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate financial need. PELL students are guaranteed a GAIN Travel Grant if they submit their Scholarships Application by October 15 for January and spring programs, or by April 1 for summer and fall programs. GAIN Travel Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
Qualified applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship are GUARANTEED a CIEE Go Global Grant and a GAIN Travel Grant, regardless of whether they receive the Gilman Scholarship. That’s a program cost reduction and funding toward airfare! Students must submit their Scholarships Application by October 15 for spring programs, or April 1 for summer and fall programs to be guaranteed a grant. Award amounts are up to $2500 for semester programs and $1000 for summer programs.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
The CIEE Mexico STEM & Society program offers a set list of courses. Enriching academic study tours, excursions, and other special activities are designed around each academic track. It all adds up to a uniquely flexible, immersive, and challenging academic experience.
Agricultural Ethics and the Developing World
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the CIEE Mexico website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating in the Two Block option will take a total of 12 credits (4 classes). Students participating in the Three Block option will take a total of 18 credits (6 classes). For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.