Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico
May 25 – July 5, 2019
Program Director: Monica Rankin, School of Arts & Humanities
To apply, contact: [email protected]
Culture and Society in Mexico Study Abroad is a 6-week program that offers an immersion experience for students from all majors 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.
The hands-on experience you'll need for your resume ... the friendships you'll treasure for a lifetime.
Program activities include:
- Customized Spanish instruction and language immersion
- Projects examining small businesses and local microlending practices
- Visits to local migrant shelters
- Visits to historic and cultural sites including
- archeological ruins
- celebrated churches
- local markets
- artesian workshops
- An interdisciplinary curriculum
- medicine and public health
- microlending and local economy
- political activism and protest
- labor and education reform
- ecology and volunteerism
- political resistance and art
The program offers 6 hours of upper-level credit in History and Spanish, 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 UT Dallas 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 December 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.