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Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico

June 2 – July 13, 2018
Program Director: Monica Rankin, School of Arts & Humanities
To apply, contact:  [email protected]

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Culture and Society in Mexico Study Abroad is a 6-week program that offers an immersion experience for students in the charming city of Oaxaca. Through language instruction, scholarly presentations, and field activities, students will experience first-hand the vibrant intersection of Mexico's history and culture through the lens of specific themes including: social activism, community engagement, medicine & public health, small business & micro-lending, and labor & education reform.

Program activities include:

  • Customized Spanish instruction and language immersion
  • Presentations by experts in business, migration, cultural history, and health & medicine
  • Visits to historic and cultural sites such as Monte Alban, los Pueblos Mancomunados, and the Oaxaca Botanical Gardens
  • Projects examining local micro-lending practices
  • Visits to local migrant shelters
  • Option to extend program through local internship

The program offers 6 hours of upper-level credit, with Spanish language instruction and history/cultural knowledge integrated together.

Students are strongly encouraged to have completed at least one semester of Spanish (or the equivalent) prior to departure. The program is open to UTD students from all majors. Curriculum is particularly suited for students interested in history, medicine, global studies, Latin American culture, and international business.

The cost for the program is $3,000, which includes housing for 6 weeks with a local family, daily breakfast, and local excursions/field trips. It does not include round trip airfare, daily lunch & dinner, UT Dallas tuition & fees**, and other incidentals.

To guarantee your place in the program, apply by January 15, 2018 for early acceptance.

**Study abroad programs require a $75 application fee and a $120 insurance fee. These fees are not included in the program cost.

Some scholarships are available through the International Education Fund.