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Study Abroad

in ​Mexico 2020

Sam Houston
State University

Xochipilli - The "Lord of the Flowers", was considered god of the nobility, of the music, of the flowers and the incarnation of the Sun of the twilight. In this sculpture the deity wears a mask, a breastplate and anklets
Study Mesoamerican History

Calling all SHSU students. This summer, you will have the opportunity to travel through Mexico from May 28 to June 20 with Professors Charles Heath and Jeffrey L. Littlejohn. Along the way, you will see some of the most important archeological sites in the world. You'll learn about the growth of Cancun as a tourist site; you'll swim in the Caribbean at Tulum; and, you'll walk through two of the four leading classic-era Maya city-states, Calakmul and Palenque. You'll also have the opportunity to visit major Mexican cities, including Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. The trip will truly change your view of the world, and you'll receive six hours of history credit while enjoying the sites, sounds, and food of Mexico.

Historical MX


Students on the Mexico trip will publish their work at HistoricalMX, a free web platform that places the past at your fingertips. Designed by the History Department at Sam Houston State University, this project highlights the distinctive people, places, and events that have shaped Mexican history.

Frederick Catherwood - Tulum Plate 23
Maps, Media, Blog

Students, their families, and friends may find links to maps, course materials, photographs, blog posts, and other materials here. This section of the website will be updated as the trip progresses.

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