The Paideia School

Oaxaca 2025

Oaxaca Trip


May 17, 2025 through May 26 2025

Short-term B in 2025 • 4-5 periods of instruction each day

Modern Language teachers Alberto Méndez and Melissa McKay-Hagan in conjunction with Arcos Abroad.

This will be Paideia’s 2nd time sponsoring a 10-day language immersion program in Oaxaca, Mexico.

In Southern Mexico surrounded by mountains, Oaxaca is a vibrant hub of culinary, cultural, and artistic activity, along with a rich history worth exploring. Students will be immersed in the Spanish language and a Oaxacan lifestyle, staying with host families, riding the city bus, attending 15 hours of classes at the local university, and exploring the sights and sounds of the city. 

In addition, they will go on numerous excursions, such as a tour of Monte Albán (Zapotec archaeological site), Hierve el Agua (mineral pools/ petrified waterfall), and Teotitlán del Valle (indigenous weaving community). 

After-school activities will include painting alebrijes (small wooden animals), a latin dance class, cooking class, and a printmaking workshop. On free afternoons, the group will have some time to explore the vibrant city, various markets, street art, and culinary offerings.

Oaxaca Trip

Important dates: 

  • Applications due May 10, 2024
  • Acceptance notifications sent May 14, 2024
  • Commitment to trip May 15, 2024

Add dates for deposits and full payments


The estimated cost is $2200.  This includes airfare to and from Mexico and all expenses while in Mexico. Students with tuition percentages will receive the same percentage for this trip.

Oaxaca 2024 Video

If you have additional questions, please reach out to  Alberto Méndez or Melissa McKay-Hagan.