Amazing Oaxaca

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OAXACA, IT'S JUST AMAZING Academic is captivated with Oaxaca. We never cease to be amazed by this magical city — its people, its many cultures, its food, and its delightful, happy vibe.

There’s always something new to see, to discover, and to learn.  

There’s always a new element of culture, history, and creativity that enlightens us.

And there’s always something new to taste and experience!

Oaxaca is the perfect destination, and our journeys to Oaxaca are the perfect international classroom.

Discover a few fun facts about Oaxaca: 

Oaxaca is the most ethnically diverse state in Mexico.

It’s home to 18 of the 65 ethnic groups in Mexico.


54% of Oaxaca’s population is indigenous — the largest percentage in Mexico. 
Of the 570 municipalities Oaxaca, 418 are predominantly indigenous.
Monte Albán, close to Oaxaca, was one of the first great cities of Mesoamerica.

Historians and archeologists date its founding to 500 BCE.

 Oaxaca is one of the most biodiverse states in Mexico.

There are over 3,800 flowering plant species and over 635 bird species.

Oaxaca has the highest percentage of indigenous language speakers in Mexico.

35% of the population speaks 1 of 16 indigenous languages.
Only 6% of the overall Mexican population speaks an indigenous language.

Benito Juárez, the only indigenous Mexican president, was from Oaxaca.

Juárez is a symbol of Mexican nationalism and resistance to foreign intervention.

Oaxaca is known as “the land of the 7 mole sauces.”

Each of the state’s 7 regions produces a unique variation of the spicy mole sauce.

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