Mexico, Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Mexico

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Directors

Jaime Herrera

English Department
P:  480-461-7484
F:  480-461-7644
Office: LA3 - 1
jaime.herrera@mesacc.edu

Dr. Lilian Chávez

Cultural Science Department
P:  480.461.7071
Office: SC14 - 70
lilian.chavez@mesacc.edu

 

A valid passport is required to travel abroad. Passport Info Here

Program Location

Guanajuato is located in the geographic center of Mexico, about three and half-hours northwest of Mexico City, and its capital city is one of Mexico's most famous tourist spots. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and city planners must abide by strict rules when building and refurbishing buildings in order to maintain their colonial integrity.

Guanajuato's many colorful buildings include historical buildings such as the Alhóndiga de Granaditas; several haciendas-ranches, including the Ex Hacienda de la Barrera; and houses preserved as museums, such as the Diego Rivera Museum, where the famous Mexican artist once lived.

June 3-June 23, 2018

Earn six college credits while immersed in the vibrant culture of Mexico! Based in Guanajuato, this program offers students a culturally enriching experience: the trip itself becomes a lab for the work done in the classroom.

Guanajuato is a small, peaceful colonial-era city with a rich history in central Mexico.  It is a university town, a center of tourism, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once one of the most important mining centers in the New World, the city's historic theaters, beautifully painted houses, plentiful cafes, and friendly residents make it an ideal setting in which to study and visit historical sites that date back to the 1500's.

Did You Know?

  • Mexico has the largest population of Spanish speakers in the world.
  • Mexico City is one of the world's largest cities.
  • Mexicans drink more carbonated beverages than any other citizens in the world.
  • As many as one hundred indigenous languages are still spoken in parts of Mexico.
  • Read more detailed cultural information on Mexico provided by CultureGrams™
    Mexico (2017). CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest.

Guanajuato Cultural Excursions

*UNESCO World Heritage Site

Courses Offered (6 transferable credits)

REQUIRED Course Offerings

  • Hybrid coursework (online/face-to-face) is required PRIOR to departure to Mexico from May 29-May 31, 2018.
  • Online coursework required AFTER return to the U.S. from June 26-June 29, 2018.
  • CCS101  Chicano Studies (3 cr) [C, HU]
  • HIS145  History of Mexico (3 cr) [G, H, SB]

Estimated Program Costs

Expense Type Estimated Cost Deadline

Program Fee
Includes lodging, meals while staying with local host family, academic facilities, cultural excursions, in-country ground transportation, and secondary medical insurance.

$1,699 Program Fee Due: March 23, 2018

Registration Fee

Tuition: 6 credits
In-state: $86 per credit hour
Out-of-state: $206 per credit hour

$15

$516

Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.
Airfare (estimated cost) $750

Your program director will provide you with instructions on purchasing airfare for your program. Only after you have received these instructions should you purchase airfare.

Meals (estimate)

Meals are provided while staying with local host family in Guanajuato.

Meals are NOT included during cultural excursions.

$160 Not needed until you land in Mexico!
TOTAL Estimated Costs $3,140  (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)
 
ADDITIONAL COSTS    
Textbooks
No textbooks required
$25  
Ground Transportation (estimate) $  
Passport
(new)
$135 Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Passport Information Available Here

Guanajuato Program Details

  • MCC classes will be held at the University of Guanajuato.
  • No Spanish speaking skills required to participate in the program.
  • Read detailed cultural information on Mexico provided by CultureGrams™.

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

Information Sessions

Southern & Dobson

TUESDAYS: 1:30-2:15 pm

September 12 & 26, 2017
October 10 & 24, 2017
November 7, 2017

Location
Enrollment Center EC115A (Building 39)

WEDNESDAYS: 6-6:45 pm

September 13 & 27, 2017
October 11 & 25, 2017
November 8, 2017

Location
Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)

Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Tuesday Info Sessions.
For financial aid information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2018 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2017. For information, contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative.  Space is limited so apply early!

Information Sessions
Red Mountain

MONDAYS 12:30-1:15 pm

September 11 & 25, 2017
October 9 & 23, 2017
November 6, 2017

Location
Student Life Conference Room M214 (Mesquite Building)

THURSDAYS 1:45-2:30 PM

September 14 & 28, 2017
October 12 & 26, 2017
November 9, 2017

Location
Student Life Conference Room M214 (Mesquite Building)

Financial Aid Workshops at Red Mountain from 1:15-2:15 pm following Monday Info Sessions.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2018 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2017. For information, contact A New Leaf at 480.833.9200 and ask to speak with an IDA representative.  Space is limited so apply early!

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2018
11:59 pm MST

Maximum Award: $1,000

Get information on financial aid & grants, scholarships, and misc. resources for study abroad here.

Student must be accepted into a program PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.

Study Abroad Scholarship for Guanajuato

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 23, 2018

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Complete online application(Will open in October.)

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply early to reserve your place! 

Payment Deadlines

March 23, 2018

Program Fee Deadline: March 23, 2018

Tuition Deadline: 35 days prior to course start date
(Registration begins in March.)

Cashier Services

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 7, 2018

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation!  There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.