Ancestral Flavors:
a Oaxacan Culinary Journey

| Mexico

Cultural Discovery

A fun and immersive experience into the world of Oaxaca's culinary arts! 

Travel to the epicenter of Mexican cooking and cuisine: Oaxaca! Delve into the fun and the culinary history of the region. This program revolves around pre-Hispanic gastronomy and cooking techniques that are still alive and in-use today. Learn about the rituals of the kitchen, visit together as a group the vibrant open-air markets and gain an insight into the art of selecting fresh ingredients to prepare and enjoy traditional dishes. Prior Spanish knowledge is not necessary for this program since the very nature of the workshops is an excellent introductory course to the language and a great way to learn it while having fun.

Dates & Prices

Jun 29 - Jul 13 (15 days) $2,595 CLOSED

Program at a Glance

Ages: 14 - 18
Minimum Group Size: 4 participants

Maximum Group Size: 10 participants
Focus: Cooking, culinary arts
Level of Spanish: A basic level of Spanish is recommended
Accommodation: Homestay
Airport Code: OAX (Xoxocotlán International Airport)
Program Location: Oaxaca City

What's Included

Room & Board | Onsite Directors | Cooking Classes | Excursions | Cultural Activities | Airport Transfers | International Medical Insurance


Indigenous cooking workshop


typical day

Food stall in a Oaxacan market

Morning: Breakfast with your homestay and walk to your cooking class.

Midday: Enjoy lunch and siesta at your homestay.

Afternoon: Cultural activities and leisure time.

Evening: Dinner at homestay, relax, and a good night's sleep.

Students having lunch at a Oaxacan market
Indigenous women in Oaxaca, Mexico
Hierve el Agua springs in Oaxaca, Mexico

Attend two or more Programs For a 5% discount