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Mérida, Mexico

Temple Summer in Mexico Global Good

Global Temple Conference

Plaza Grande in Mérida, Mexico
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Monumento a la Patria in Mérida, Mexico
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The Global Good Program

Take Intellectual Heritage II: The Global Good in Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán state and home to the Maya, the indigenous peoples of the region. Ancient and modern global cultures have mixed for thousands of years in Mérida. Personally engage with questions of the common good -- issues of historical, social, and environmental justice -- in this excursion-based seminar, which takes you to Mayan pyramids, into Spanish colonial cathedrals, and down the Republic of Korea Avenue.

You may also be interested in Honors History in Mexico.

Program Dates

Mid-May through mid-June (tentative)

Language of Instruction

  • The course will be conducted in English.
  • Weekly non-credit Spanish language instruction will be included in the program.
  • Previous Spanish language experience not required.


Mérida, Mexico


Academic Program

  • Undergraduate GenEd courses to choose from: Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good.
  • Course load: one, 3-credit course
  • Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in an approved summer or semester study abroad program with a minimum stay abroad of 28-days will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.


These courses will feature frequent excursions, enabling you to study firsthand the city’s rich Maya and Spanish heritage. These visits bring course texts to life and expose you to daily life in Mérida.


Douglas Greenfield will serve as Program Director. Douglas has taken students to Europe and Asia in three previous summers, and he is eager to start this new adventure in Mexico!


Basic hotel (shared rooms)


Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.

Application Deadline: February 15

See application procedures

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: February 15

See application procedures

For more information, contact:

Program Director Dr. Douglas Greenfield, Intellectual Heritage Program; dgreenfield@temple.edu 

• Education Abroad; study.abroad@temple.edu ; 215-204-0720

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