Program Details

In addition to core courses in History, Political Science, Spanish, Religion, and Women's Studies, internship and independent Study courses may be transferred for credit in History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Religion, Youth and Family
Location:
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Spring Semester
Work Types:
Religion, Sciences & Environment, Social Sciences

Program Overview

Program Description:
Open to all students, from any institution. This is an intensive program that explores issues of migration, immigration, and globalization. It is ideal for students who are interested in working with Spanish-speaking populations in the United States, as it includes intensive Spanish language classes, an internship or independent research opportunity, and courses that help students understand the connections between globalization and migration and learn from diverse communities that are organizing for positive social change around issues of race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender, sexuality, economics, and the environment. The program is intensively experiential and includes numerous community meetings, guest speakers, and day and multi-day trips outside of Cuernavaca.

In addition to core courses in History, Political Science, Spanish, Religion, and Women's Studies, internship and independent Study courses may be transferred for credit in History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Religion, Youth and Family Ministry, Environmental Studies, Spanish and Women's Studies.

The program focuses on issues of peace and justice and includes many meetings with grassroots organizers.The program also relationships between globalization and migration, emigration, and immigration, which is a critical global and national issues.
Setting Description:
This program is located in Cuernavaca, a picturesque city in central Mexico. It is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" and as a center for innovative grassroots organizing. The CGE campus in Mexico is a 15-minute walk from downtown Cuernavaca and the main city plaza, in the neighborhood of San Antón. CGE is well established in San Antón and has many friends and close connections in the neighborhood, including some of the homestay families. CGE is located at the top of one of the large ravines that runs through the city, offering a dramatic view from the nearby bridge that leads to downtown. Because of the ravine, there is a 100 foot waterfall right in the neighborhood, a local eco-tourist attraction. Right across the bridge, students will find a large public garden/park, an independent movie theater, the Cathedral, and several popular cafés. CGE-Mexico’s campus includes two houses across the street from each other with ample living and study space for students, a library, computer
Cost:
$17,500. Includes tuition, room, board, insurance, all program travel and excursions. Generous scholarships are available.

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