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  • Locations: El Batan, Mexico; Guanajuato, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/11/2018 08/25/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Soil Science
Minimum GPA:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
Steve Hague
Program Advisor:
Kerri Vance
Housing: Dormitory, Hotel/Hostel
Open to non-majors:
Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

A&M Costa Rica Biomedical Science

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Steven Hague
Veterinary Pathoniology

Study Abroad Advisor

Kerri Vance


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August 11 - 25, 2018
Mexico City, El Batan, Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

During this journey, students will discover the role Mexico has played in the improvement of global food security.  The group will experience the vibrancy of Mexico City and walk in the footsteps of the legendary Dr. Norman Borlaug, who was the Father of the Green Revolution, at the international corn and wheat research center (CIMMYT).  Later, we will explore the biodiversity and Mayan culture found in the State of Yucatan, Mexico. This program is open to all majors, but well-suited to those with a sense of adventure and an interest in sustainable agriculture.   
A total of 3 credit hours are offered for this program. An honors section of the below course will be offered as well. 
  • SCSC 421: International Agriculture Research Centers - Mexico (3 credit hours) 

  • Good standing with Texas A&M University; 2.0 GPA
  • Approval of faculty
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations  
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $TBD
Lodging and Meals $  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits $  
In-Country Transportation $  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Misc $  
Insurance $  
Faculty Expenses $  
Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee $TBD
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 3 hours)* Included in Fall tuition& Fees  
International Airfare $  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $  
Textbooks and Supplies $  
Personal Spending varies  
Total Estimated Cost $TBD
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).