8 reasons to study in Cancun, Mexico

Study abroad in Cancun at the Anáhuac Cancun University

If you’re dreaming about studying in one of the most beautiful destinations in Latin America, you should check out Beyond Abroad‘s newest destination, Cancun! The lively city is located in the southeast of Mexico and at the Caribbean Sea. Find out why studying at Anáhuac Cancun University is the perfect choice for a semester abroad!

1. Quality of Education

Anáhuac Cancun University is ranked #3 Best University and #1 Best private University in Mexico. Anáhuac Cancun University has highly competent professionals and innovative teaching methods to transform students into international, positive action leaders. One of Anáhuac’s strategic lines for their five-year plan is to be accredited and evaluated with academic excellence at national and international levels. Besides that, they want to position the institution as the International University of Mexico and the Caribbean. You should study at Anáhuac Cancun University if you are a high achiever!

2. Beautiful beaches

Cancun is a popular travel destination because of its white-sand beaches and turquoise sea. There’s a great variety of beautiful beaches that will fit your preference. 

If you like to spend your time reading books and relaxing at the beach, Playa Chac Mool is worth visiting. Are you’re more into partying with friends and having drinks at beach clubs? You should plan a trip to Playa del Carmen then! From Cancun-city to Playa del Carmen it takes around a 1-hour drive by car. That’s why it is the perfect weekend getaway for students.

Playa del Carmen, beach in Cancun, Mexico
Take a break from your studies and go on a weekend trip to Playa del Carmen

3. Tropical climate

Another good reason to study in Cancun is because of the tropical climate. Living in a country with average temperatures between 23-30 °C all year long will make it feel like a never-ending summer. In addition to that, Cancun counts around 70% rain-free days. The rainy season in Mexico runs from late August to November. Luckily, most rainfalls will only last a few hours. 

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4. Extraordinary cuisine

Mexican’s most famous food is tacos with a tasty salsa. Do you like spicy food? And you love beans, corn, avocados, and chile peppers that make your tongue burn? Then, Mexico is probably one of the best places for you to stay while studying abroad! Don’t worry if you prefer non-spicy food and sweet desserts. There are lots of delicious options available. A must-try is Jericalla. I’m sure the custard, cinnamon, and vanilla flavors will surprise you in a good way.

Enjoy Mexican food in Cancun while studying as exchange student
Mexican food is known worldwide for its flavors and spices, but they also have sweet delights

5. Interesting culture

If you apply for a semester abroad in Cancun, make sure you’re ready to pick up some unexpected Mexican habits. Spending time with local students will make you do it. Besides just studying courses, studying in Cancun will also sharpen your language skills and knowledge of Mexican culture. For example, did you know that Mexico is home to one of the seven wonders of the world? Spending time at university with students from 42+ nationalities will teach you some interesting facts!

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6. Wonderful sea life

Spectacular marine life and the second largest barrier reef make Cancun a dreamlike place for scuba diving. Due to the shallow waters, Cancun is an excellent place for both professional and beginner divers. If you want to make it extra spectacular, we recommend checking out MUSA. It’s a unique underwater experience that will show you the ocean in a way you have never seen before.

dive in Cancun, Mexico during your studies abroad
Study in Cancun and learn to dive to explore the breathtaking underwater world

7. Location of University

Anáhuac Cancun University is called ‘Anahuac’ because it means ‘near the water.’ The University’s location is just a few minutes away from the Caribbean Sea. There are worse ways to end your school day than diving into crystal clear seawater or having a drink at one of Cancun’s beach bars, right?

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8. Safe destination

Safety always comes first, and we only send our students to very safe destinations. Tourism in Cancun is one of Mexico’s most significant sources of revenue. For that reason, the government tries as much as it can to make Cancun a safe place for tourists and foreigners. If you choose to study in Cancun, make sure you have suitable travel- and health insurance. Healthcare in Mexico can be costly. Check out this link for more insurance information.  

Do you see yourself living and studying in Cancun? Find out more information here!

Beyond Abroad is the sister brand of Asia Exchange, a Finnish company providing study abroad opportunities in Asia for students worldwide. Since 2020 Beyond Abroad offers study abroad programs in Latin America and Europe. Want to get travel tips and new blog posts straight to your inbox? Subscribe to our monthly student newsletter! If you have any questions about studying abroad, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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