Senses: A Transformative Adventure on the Mexican Yucatan Coast, May 2023

Mayan tradition speaks of only four human senses: Sight, Taste, Hearing, and Smell. Interestingly, touch is not seen as a “sense” but is instead distinguished as a fundamental source of understanding; one cannot fully understand something without first experiencing its contact in their life.

This class offers participants the ability to not only utilize their four senses in new and exciting ways but also to understand how the “touch” of these experiences can help them re-examine self-imposed limits for personal growth.

Each day (or night), students will be transported from the hotel to a different Eco-Park location where they will have the opportunity to take part in experiences meant to challenge different aspects of the human condition. While all experiences are safe, they are—for a variety of physical or mental reasons—challenging.

Each evening will end with time for self-reflection and a group dinner to process the events of the day.  The order of each day’s experiences has been specifically curated to encourage individual growth and examination of personal virtues.

“Growth begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Walsch

Location: Yucatan Coast, Mexico (see Map)

Trip Dates: May 14-21, 2023 (with pre-trip meetings on 5/8 and 5/10)

Course: PSY 1004: Psychology of Human Relations

Tuition: See current in-district, in state and out of state CMC Tuition Rates

Program Fee: $4,000 for shared room. The program fee and tuition are eligible to be covered by financial aid. Single accommodations available for additional fee. Program fee does not include tuition or airfare.

Application Deadline:
Final Application Deadline: February 1, 2023
For possible late application information, please contact Chris Harnden:

Download the Study Abroad Mexican Yucatan Coast Application

Download the Study Abroad Financial Aid Request Form