- Cuernavaca, Mexico
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
CGEE-Mexico offers five blocks of 3.5 week summer sessions focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, plus a non-credit Latin Dance course. You may choose to participate in as many of the blocks as you want. This community-based program includes multiple guest speakers, excursions to historical, cultural, and archaeological sites, and group discussions designed to help you learn about the diverse cultures and current issues of Mexico. Weekend excursions include trips to Mexico City, Puebla, and the Teotihuacan pyramids. 18 Spanish classes are offered. Students live in our study center or with a homestay family or a combination of both.
18 Spanish classes are offered. Internships for credit available in over 10 disciplines. Students can stay for 1-5 block sessions. Specialized program tracks in business, healthcare, and religion/ministry are available, through which students take a specific Spanish course (i.e. Business Spanish, Spanish for Healthcare Providers, or Spanish for Ministry) and combine it with an academic internship related to their field or professional interests.
This program is extensively experiential and includes meaningful interaction with the host community. Since Mexico is our closest neighbor to the south (and Mexicans comprise the largest immigrant group in the U.S.) this level of interaction provides a depth of understanding of Mexicans and the language that will be crucial for just about any academic and professional pursuit.
- 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. It is located 1.5 hours south of Mexico City. 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 ample living
- 2,995 (per 3.5 week block). Includes tuition, room, board, insurance, and all program related travel and excursions. Airfare to Mexico is not included, and is estimated at $700 round trip.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- A variety of scholarships are available including need based and diversity.
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