Cultural Activities

Cultural activities are included in your study abroad program price!

Cultural activities can include cooking classes, dance classes, museum visits & cultural tours of the area. The cultural activities for your program are confirmed in the program calendar that you receive 4 weeks prior to start date.

Below is a list of possible cultural activities for the program:

Photo not found. Santo Domingo Church & Museum

Visit Oaxaca’s most beautiful church!

Photo not found. Theater Night

The Teatro Alcalá was built during the reign of Porfirio Díaz.

Photo not found. Traditional Cooking Class (Mexican & Oaxacan)

Experience the traditional cooking of Oaxaca and learn to make the world famous local dishes.

Photo not found. Welcome Tour & Program Orientation

Welcome Tour & Program Orientation

Photo not found. Yoga Classes

Oaxaca’s diverse population makes it a place of natural practices, ancient beliefs and alternative activities.

Photo not found. Farewell Event

An opportunity to say goodbye to Oaxaca!

Photo not found. Guelaguetza Folk Dance Celebration (July only)

Guelaguetza comes from the Zapotec word meaning “offering”.

Photo not found. Latin Dance Class (Salsa, Cumbia & Merengue)

Take part in dance classes for salsa, meringue, and cumbia with local instructors to learn local rhythms.

Photo not found. Movie Nights

Oaxaca has a great variety of movie nights throughout the week as well as a Film Fest and the itinerant documentary festival Ambulante.

Photo not found. Organic Food Market & Cotton Weaving Tour

Visit cobbled stoned Xochimilco to try tasty dishes at the market and learn more about textiles.

Photo not found. San Agustin Etla Art School & Paper Workshop Visit

San Agustin Etla is a beautiful village filled with art outside of Oaxaca City.

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Oaxacan Jewelry Making)

Make the perfect gift for family and friends!

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Skull Mask & Mini Shrine Making)

Get Mexican creative with skulls and saints!

Photo not found. Bike Tour of Oaxaca

Bikes take over the streets of Oaxaca with music blaring and bells ringing!

Photo not found. Day of the Dead Festival (Fall Semester)

"El Día de los Muertos" is considered Mexico's most characteristic and unique celebrations.

Photo not found. Oaxaca Art Tour

Oaxaca City is a Mecca for Mexican and International artists.

Photo not found. Museum Visits

Oaxaca has many wonderful museums to visit.

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Alebrije Art Craft Painting)

Alebrijes are a truly unique Mexican craft carved from the local Copalillo tree.

Photo not found. Arts & Crafts Workshop (Graffiti & Stencil Making)

Oaxaca has a rich history of mixing art and struggle and it can be seen in full color on the walls of Oaxaca.