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-"Zapatismo and the Other Campaign" Covers the practice, theory and context of the Zapatista movement and the Other Campaign. Program includes intensive conversational Spanish or Tzotzil (an indigenous language spoken in the highlands of Chiapas). Follow
Location:
Mexico City, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Mexico Solidarity Network and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), one of Mexico's most prestigious public universities, offer summer study abroad programs in Mexico. The programs utilize the modular system developed at the UAM - a student-centered pedagogy that emphasizes discussion, student presentations, group reflection, workshops with social actors on front-line struggles, and integration of theory with hands-on experience. Professors are organizers/academics with years of firsthand experience in popular struggles in Mexico and the United States. Course work includes required readings, discussion-based classes, workshops, field trips, and site visits.

-"Zapatismo and the Other Campaign" Covers the practice, theory and context of the Zapatista movement and the Other Campaign. Program includes intensive conversational Spanish or Tzotzil (an indigenous language spoken in the highlands of Chiapas). Follow this link for more information: Zapatismo and the Other Campaign -Unique Research Opportunities in Mexico: Participatory research opportunities in Mexico for senior, masters, or doctoral theses. Work directly with community radio or indigenous movements in Chiapas, campesinos in Tlaxcala, urban housing movements in Mexico City, or barrio organizing in Ciudad Juarez. Individualized programs are tailored to fit different levels of Spanish language skills and research experience. Spring and Fall programs are 15 weeks, Summer programs last 8 weeks. Interested students should follow our normal application procedure in addition to submitting a 3-5 page research proposal in Spanish.

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Setting Description:
Housing varies from city to city. Dormitory style living and home stays are typically used to house students. A centerpiece of the Mexico Solidarity Network's study abroad program is your immersion in communities actively involved in political, economic, and cultural organizing.
Cost:
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