Study Abroad in Mexico
HONORS SUMMER SESSION ABROAD IN MEXICO
The Honors Summer Session Abroad in Mexico is a language and cultural immersion program. This program allows students to live and study in Mexico for five weeks during the summer and receive up to seven credit hours for their work. As part of the program, students live with host families, take courses at El Centro Intercultural de Queretaro and participate in cultural activities and excursions. This program affords an excellent opportunity for students in the Honors Program at WSSU in the following areas: communication, cultures, connections, communities and comparisons.
One of the goals of the Honors Summer Session Abroad in Mexico is to strengthen relations with diverse populations by interacting with people from different social and economic backgrounds. This experience helps to prepare the students to thrive in a workforce rich in diversity and gives them a greater appreciation of diverse perspectives. Moreover, having an understanding of diverse perspectives can give students a powerful competitive advantage --- an advantage that will benefit them on campus and in the workplace.
Approximate cost per student for five weeks in Mexico is $3,200.00. (*This includes tuition and fees, class registration, airfare, housing and cultural excursions.)
Program activities include:
-- a welcome and goodbye Mexican party
-- one dance class and one cooking class
-- a theater night and another cultural activity
-- a selected family, single room, three meals a day, laundry service (once a week), and of course the immersion in the normal lives of the household. (Living with a family is one of the most important and exciting factors in the success of the program.)
Courses offered include:
-- SPA 3309 (Advanced Spanish Conversation)
-- SPA 3311 (Hispanic Civilization)
-- SPA 4340 (Special Topics or Readings in Hispanic Culture)
-- HON 3106 (Junior Honors Colloquium)
(*In order to participate in this program, each student must complete a Spanish Language Proficiency Assessment and demonstrate Spanish proficiency at the intermediate level.)
Students who participate in this summer session abroad in Mexico are asked to do a professional presentation about their experience at WSSU's Undergraduate Forum or some other university-sponsored event.