9 reasons why you should study in Mexico City

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In this article you will know why you should choose Mexico City for your exchange semester. Become a real Mexican and enjoy all the things the city has to offer. Trust us… there is always something to do!

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Improve your Spanish 

As you may know, Spanish is one the most important speaking language in the world. More than 20 countries are Spanish speaking countries. There is no doubt that improving your Spanish capacities will help you not only in your personal life but also in your professional one.
What’s the better way to learn a language than living in a foreign country? 
Doing a study abroad in Mexico City is like listening to Spanish morning, noon and night. This is the perfect opportunity to become bilingual!

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Discover one of the most captivating culture in the world 

Mexican culture is unique! It is different from any other country and considered to be one of the most captivating in the world! The colorful and vibrant country is influenced by its civilizations. Mexican culture is a broad cultural mix of Amerindian, Spanish and North American traditions.

With more than 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites, this destination is ideal for cultural enrichment.

Studying in Mexico City will allow you to benefit from this.

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The Mexican parties

Parties in Mexico are a ritual in their own right in the cultural heritage.. Parties start around 9pm and end around 5am. Mexican parties are intense!

Mexicans have many traditional festivals that are not to be missed like El Día de los Muertos on November 2nd, or El Día de la Independencia on September 16th. 

But what better than spring break in Cancún or Acapulco to party? These are parties where you should definitely go once in your life: Fiestas en Acapulco

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A vibrant and dynamic city

Living in the capital of a country always means having a multitude of things to see and explore. To discover the Mexican culture, the city offers you so many options. Indeed, Mexico City has more museums than any other city in the world (more than 150 to be exact). 

From its green parks to its museums, you will never be bored if you do an exchange semester in Mexico City!

To know all the things you must do in CDMX, click HERE

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Lower cost of living

You should study in Mexico City because you can live very comfortably in the capital of Mexico! The cost of living is not high. 

Let’s give you examples of the cost of living in this city.
You will spend between $6,000 and $10,000 pesos for the rent of a room in a shared house, and an average of $2000 pesos per month for groceries.

And to add another example, we can tell you that the average cost of transportation is $5 pesos.

We advise you to read this article to learn more about the cost of living in Mexico City:
How much does it cost to live in Mexico

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The beauty of the landscapes 

The climate and landscapes change considerably depending on where you are in Mexico. This diversity gives you the opportunity to practice different types of tourism. 

You can do your beach tourism, going to Tulum, located in Estado de Quintana Roo. You can also do cultural tourism, by going to discover the archaeological area of Palenque, in Chiapas. But also mountain tourism, with the beautiful Nevado de Toluca located in Estado de México.

Near Ciudad de México, you can discover unmissable places like the famous Xochimilco canals, or Teotihuacan known as the site with the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids. But also the State of Puebla with the fabulous Pueblo Mágico of Chochula and its famous pyramid Tlachihualtepetl which is the largest pyramid structure by volume in the world.

We recommend that you read this article so that you can travel with your friends when you study in Mexico City. 

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Discover one of the best street food

Even though Asia is often considered to have the best street food scene in the world, the street side offerings in Mexico City are most certainly not to be sniffed at. With tacos, tlacoyos tamales galore and much more, you could spend an entire lifetime exploring the tastes of the capital.

Here you can discover typical Mexican dishes:
Ten dishes you must try in Mexico

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The kindness of Mexican people

Humble, generous and welcoming, Mexicans are open-handed.They will usually always be there to help you.

Mexican students are very curious and friendly, so the contact with them is quick and easy. It is very simple to make Mexican friends, they will never hesitate to invite you to their parties. 

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An experience out of the ordinary

Doing a semester in Mexico is a complete change of pace of life, a preparation for an intense adventure with a lot of new friends. 

It means breaking out of your daily routine in order to discover all the aspects of the Mexican culture. 

A semester in México will allow you to open your mind by discovering many paradisiacal and accessible places.

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Now you know why you should study in Mexico City. Be an adventurer, pack your bags and follow our recommendations. Bienvenido a México [email protected]!