Texas Tech University

Mexico Field Course


2018 Summer 1 Course offerings

  • Span: 3343. Spanish Language Development (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, 2304, or 2607. Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on location in Mexico. Offered in Mexico each summer.
  • Span: 3344. Mexican Life and Culture (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, 2304, or 2607. A basic survey of Mexico, with emphasis on its history and cultural patterns. Offered in Mexico each summer.
  • Span: 4343. Advanced Language Skills (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 or departmental consent. A study abroad course to help develop communicative language skills through class work and organized field projects. Offered only in Mexico and/or Spain each summer. May be repeated once for credit.
  • Span: 4344. Contemporary Mexico (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN at the 3000 level. A study of the various facets of contemporary Mexico: history, arts, politics, and economics. Offered only in Mexico each summer.


Texas Tech and the Spanish program of CMLL Department are thrilled to report that we had a very successful experience in the summer of 2015 with the Mexico Field Course (MFC). This excellent program, which has been around for over 46 years, provides a fast-paced, well-balanced experience, including total immersion while living with a host Mexican family in San Luis Potosí; Spanish language tutors provided as a part of the language courses; opportunities to attend theater, movies, concerts, and sporting events; visits and stays at historical and archaeological sites in Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Playa del Carmen and the pyramids of Chichen Itza; and six hours of upper-level Spanish (3300 and/or 4300) toward a minor or major.

Scholarships are available from the Office of International Affairs, the Honors College, as well as the CMLL Department's MFC scholarships, exclusively available to MFC students.

Orientation sessions will be held October 10th, 5:00-6:00pm and the 11th, 3:30-4:30pm in the FL Qualia Room to provide more detailed information, but since space is limited to 24 students, and registration begins October 1st, those interested should contact the Director as soon as possible: Dr. Steve Corbett.



All participants must have a valid passport or obtain one before departure. Students may apply for passports at the passport application office located at:

The International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Avenue
Hours: Mon.-Thur. 1:00-6:00 pm. Closed on Fridays.

Estimated Costs

Program Fee: Approximately $3900 (does not include TTU tuition and fees): lodging and 3 meals with host family, round trip airfare Dallas-San Luis & San Luis-Cancún; chartered buses for all excursions, cultural activities, textbooks, etc.


Health Insurance

All participants are enrolled in a mandatory health insurance by the Office of International Affairs at a cost of $1.45 a day.


Students will live with friendly Texas Tech approved middle-class Mexican families in San Luis Potosí in order to have close contact with the people and the language.