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Mexican Studies and Spanish Immersion in Querétaro

This program is designed for you to learn Spanish language through immersion. You can take intermediate or advanced Spanish, as well as courses on Mexican history, literature, and culture. You will study in the Spanish Department (Facultad de Lenguas y Letras) of the local public university: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ). As part of the immersive experience, you will live with a Mexican host family and have the chance to interact with Mexican students on campus. Querétaro is a beautiful colonial city located in the heart of central Mexico. Its historic city center is recognized by...

GlobalWorks: Urban Reforestation in Merida

As Merida's population has grown alongside its booming tourism sector, the environment has come under serious pressure. There is widespread deforestation throughout the Yucatan, and poor infrastructure has meant every year tons of commercial and residential waste is never treated or recycled. Pollution has seeped into the soils and groundwater, which effects everything from the local wildlife to public health. The urban reforestation project provides much needed labor to sustain local conservation efforts and provide education for locals about environmentally sustainable practices. Program...

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Exchange

This program offers you with the opportunity to direct-enroll in Mexico City’s prestigious Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). If you have reached an advanced Spanish language level (completed three or more years of college-level Spanish) you may take regular university courses—taught entirely in Spanish—in most academic fields, and have access to the National Library and the archival collections in the Hemeroteca Nacional. The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is located in the southern region of Mexico City, near the bohemian borough of Coyoacán and the cultural and...

GlobalWorks: Caring for People with Disabilities in Merida

For Mexico's most vulnerable, especially children with disabilities, life remains a challenge. A lack of oversight and funding means many poor children and people with disabilities do not receive adequate care. The caregiving projects support local organizations that provide disabled young adults and children emotional, educational and social support. Program Description: Work four (4) to six (6) hours a day in a center for people with disabilities: most are young adults, but there are children as well; young adults mostly come from poor backgrounds and some do not have a family; they depend...

GlobalWorks: Caring for Disadvantaged Youth in Merida

For Mexico's most vulnerable, especially children from disadvantaged backgrounds, life remains a challenge. Abuse and neglect are all too common in public centers, and while private institutions like religious organizations and NGOs help fill the need gap, they need more support. The caregiving projects support local organizations that provide disadvantaged children emotional, educational and social support. Program Description: Work four (4) to six (6) hours a day in either an orphanage or daycare for disadvantage children: children range from infants to toddlers; children have been...

Special Education in Mexico

This program is designed to give students from special education and related fields an opportunity to have an international teaching experience, learn some basic Spanish, and learn about Mexican culture. Before departing for Mexico, the group meets three times to develop a week’s worth of lessons that will be delivered during the second week of the trip in a school for children with disabilities in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. All materials will be translated into Spanish. Local interpreters will be hired to allow students to interact with the local teachers and students. Participants of this...

Maya Communities and Social Justice in Chiapas

Please note: This program will not run in summer 2017. This 7-week summer program is ideal for those interested in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, International Studies, Anthropology, Food Studies, Family Human Services, and Environmental Studies. Learn about the ways in which globalization and NAFTA have affected agriculture, subsistence and food production, land ownership, human rights, and indigenous autonomy among Maya communities in San Cristóbal de las Casas and its surrounding areas. The courses offered will provide historical and cultural context to better...

IE3: Universidad de las Américas (UDLA)

The Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) program is designed for students with at least three years of university level Spanish who can take regular courses with Mexican students for a semester or an academic year. The university offers coursework in a wide range of disciplines through the School of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; the School of Sciences and Engineering; and the School of Business and Economics. Please note that UO students cannot take architecture and interior architecture courses. To supplement the academic program, UDLA offers extracurricular workshops in the following...
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