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June 8-June 23, 2017
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.
Guanajuato Cultural Excursions
- Four nights in Mexico City including:
- Trace the famous Ruta de la Independencia with stops in Dolores Hidalgo, Atotonilco, & San Miguel de Allende*.
- Immerse yourself in the culture of Mexico by living with a local Mexican family in Guanajuato!
*UNESCO World Heritage Site
Courses Offered (6 transferable credits)
REQUIRED Course Offerings
- Classes meet June 5-7 prior to departure to Mexico. Online work from June 26-29 upon return to the U.S.
- CCS101 18304 Chicano Studies (3 cr) [C, HU]
- Instructor: Lilian Chavez
- HIS145 18097 History of Mexico (3 cr) [G, H, SB]
- Instructor: Jaime Herrera
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.
Estimated Program Costs
|Expense Type||Estimated Cost||Deadline|
|$1,370||Program Fee Due: March 24, 2017|
Tuition: 6 credits
|Tuition Due: 35 days prior to course start date Registration begins in March.|
|Airfare (estimated cost)||$850||
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 are provided while staying with local host family in Guanajuato.
Meals are NOT included during cultural excursions.
|TOTAL Estimated Costs||$2,831||(program fee, tuition, airfare and meals)|
No textbooks required
|Ground Transportation (estimate)||$10|
|$135||Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing.|
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
Wednesdays: 6-6:45 pm
September 14 & 28, 2016
October 12 & 26, 2016
November 9, 2016
Jan. 25 & Feb. 8, 2017
Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)
September 15 & 29, 2016
October 13 & 27, 2016
November 10, 2016
Jan. 26 & Feb. 9, 2017
ll Info Sessions located at the Southern & Dobson Campus
Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Thursday Info Sessions.
For information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.
In order to qualify for the Fast Tracking the Dream IDA accounts for the 2017 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2016
Workshops: Location: AS195 (SD Campus)
Monday, Sept., 26 at 10 am
Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm
For information, contact 480.833.9200 x3417.
Friday, February 17, 2017
11:59 pm MST
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
Friday, March 24, 2017
Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Complete online application.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Apply early to reserve your place!
|March 24, 2017||
Program Fee Deadline: March 24, 2017
Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center
Sat., April 8, 2017
9 am - 2 pm
You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation! There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.