Oaxacalifornia—Multiethnicity and Migration
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Students will be staying in double rooms in a hotel in the heart of Oaxaca. During the overnight trip to Ixtlán, students will be staying in shared cabins.
All breakfasts at the hotel in Oaxaca, all meals in Ixtlán, and three other group meals are included. All other meals are out of pocket.
Tentative excursions and activities included:
- 2-night trip to Ixtlán
- Day trip to Monte Alban and Atzompa
- Day trip to Tlacolula and Mitla (with stop at El Tule)
- Day trip to Hierve el Agua
- Half-day trip to Ocotlán market (with a stop at Morales Art Museum)
Please note: These activities and excursions are tentative and subject to change.
Tentative Activity Schedule (PDF)*
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
A cultural colossus fit to rival anywhere in Latin America for history, gastronomy and colorful manifestations of indigenous culture, Oaxaca is a complex but intensely attractive city whose majestic churches and refined plazas have deservedly earned it a Unesco World Heritage badge. Lovers of culture come here to indulge in the Mexico of Zapotec and colonial legend. Flowing through handsome yet tranquil streets, life pulsates with an unadulterated regional flavor. See it in the color palate of historic boutique hotels, a meet-the-producer artisan store or an intentionally grungy mezcalería (plying locally manufactured alcoholic beverages). But what makes Oaxaca especially interesting are its undercurrents. While largely safe and attractive by Mexican standards, snippets of political protest in recent years have lent the city a grittier edge. It bubbles up in satirical street art, bohemian bars and been-around-forever street markets. Lonely Planet
The weather in Oaxaca in December is quite temperate with highs around 78°F and lows around 49°F. December is mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers.