Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Chiapas (San Cristobal de las Casas), Mexico
- Program Terms: Spring Break
- Dates / Deadlines
Program Dates: March 10-18, 2018 (spring break)
Credits: 4 Augsburg Credits - Students choose one course.
Faculty and Staff: Faculty Elise Marubbio and Joseph Towle, supported by CGEE-Mexico site staff
Apply by: November 1, 2017
Academic Calendar: Spring Break 2018
Meals: Meals are included, except meals during international travel.
Language of Instruction: English
Local Currency: Peso
Population of Chiapas, Mexico: 3.4 million
This program is available to all undergraduate students, sophomore standing or higher. All students are expected to participate in the pre-trip and post trip classes; complete travel and reading journals; perform solid research on a topic of your choice; and present your research. Keystone students will meet 3 additional sessions and complete 3 short keystone reflection papers.This is an interdisciplinary course that engages theoretical and methodological approaches including, American Indian studies, cultural studies, social justice and human rights, and women’s studies. Chiapas is a place where culture, identity, and history remains deeply contested. As such, students in this class will find themselves in conversations with scholars, activists, artists, workers, peasants, and local politicians. Confronted with a wide variety of perspectives on politics, economics, the environment, and women’s issues, students will better understand the context in which indigenous peoples of Latin America live.
AIS 305 - Indigenous Issues of the Americas (elective course)
AIS 490 - Indigenous Issues of the Americas (Keystone course)
CCS 295 - Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for CCS major of one travel seminar and an elective, OR general elective for non-majors)
SPA 495 - Topics: Global Crossroads & Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico (meets requirement for one culture class or one elective (for the SPA major or minor))
Augsburg Experience: meets requirements for Augsburg Experience
Chiapas is a southern Mexican state bordering Guatemala. Its mountainous highlands and dense rainforest are dotted with Mayan archaeological sites and Spanish colonial towns. In the colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, the Templo y Ex-Convento Santo Domingo complex houses a baroque church and museum displaying regional artifacts. Surrounding it is a marketplace selling items such as colorful weavings.
Student will visit and explore:
Colonial cities of San Crisóbal de las Casas and San Juan Chamula
Pre-Columbian Civilization site of Toniná (Maya Ruins)
Indigenous villages of the Zapatista, Caracol, Morelia and Acteal
Program Fee: $2805
Tuition (4 credits): $1680
Estimated Airfare: $1300
Global Scholarship: - $1176
Total Estimated Cost: $4609
The Program Fee includes all meals, except during international transit; lodging, in-country travel and transportation and entrance fees.
Program Fee: $2805
Tuition (1 credit): $420
Estimated Airfare: $1300
Global Scholarship: - $294
Total Estimated Cost: $4231
Passport (new or renewal) $135 (new) or $110 (renewal) Students should renew if their current passport expires before October 2018.
Meals during international transit $10-$30 Meals are provided on international flights. If you want a snack/meal in the airport, it is up to you.
Personal spending money varies Consider your own want/need to buy snacks, souvenirs, etc.
Passport information available here: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html
For Information about personal spending, entertainment, and other costs abroad, check the following resources:
Because of the social justice emphasis of this program, participants of this program are eligible to apply for the following CGEE scholarships:
For general information about Study Abroad/Away scholarships, please read the CGEE Scholarships Page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Break||2018||11/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||03/10/2018||03/18/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.