- Cuernavaca, Mexico
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Open to students from any college or university. The mission of the program is to develop cross-culturally competent, ethical social work professionals with a global perspective by providing a semester of transformative, experiential learning focused on social and economic justice. The program is experiential - students engage with the local community, hear from guest speakers, discuss with local leaders and social workers, and participate in numerous local and out-of-town excursions.
The program satisfies the curriculum requirements for the BSW degree and is in accord with CSWE accreditation standards. Only BSW students are allowed to apply. Community placements and internships are available. Students can also take up to two Spanish courses. Students also participate in a two-week academic/practicum exchange with Mexican social work students in Mexico City.
Students of social work will find that most study abroad programs do not fit their curricular needs. This program does not only that, but also provides an important cultural context/overview and the ability to improve Spanish language skills. For any social worker who plans to work with immigrant or Spanish-speaking populations, this program will great enhance your professional capabilities.
- Setting Description:
- Cuernavaca is a picturesque city often called the "City of Eternal Spring." A city of more than one million, Cuernavaca is also known for its innovative grass-roots activism. Students live in both our study center and in homestays. The CGEE campus in Mexico is a 15-minute walk from downtown Cuernavaca and the main city plaza, in the neighborhood of San Antón. CGEE is well established in San Antón and has many friends and close connections in the neighborhood, including some of the homestay families. CGEE 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. CGEE-Mexico’s campus includes two houses across the street from each other with
- Please contact us for detailed cost information.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- A variety of scholarships are available including need based and diversity.
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