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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico;
  • Program Terms: Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Eligible Majors: Education Students Only CGEE Program: YES
Program Description:

ESL Student Teaching

Based at Augsburg's study center in Cuernavaca, Mexico, this course provides the opportunity for undergrad and MAE students to complete part of their ESL student teaching hours in Mexican schools.

Cuernavaca, Mexico

Cuernavaca is the capital of the state of Morelos, located in Central Mexico, and within a 2-hour south-bound commute from Mexico City. Approximately 350,000 people live in the city proper, while the metropolitan area has a population of 800,000. The city has plenty of activities to keep students entertained and immersed in the culture all semester long. Moreover, Cuernavaca is nicknamed the “City of Eternal Springtime” with mild weather around 70 to 80-degrees Fahrenheit year-round. It is also a vibrant city in central Mexico, known for its innovative grassroots organizations, multi-national business, alternative health practices, and history of struggle for the rights of the indigenous people, women, workers, and for environmental sustainability.

Augsburg CGEE-Mexico


Our Study Center


The CGEE Study Center in Mexico is a 15-minute walk from downtown Cuernavaca and the main city plaza, in the neighborhood of San Antón. CGEE is well established in San Antón and has many friends and close connections in the neighborhood, including some of the homestay families. CGEE is located at the top of one of the large ravines that runs through the city, offering a dramatic view from the nearby bridge that leads to downtown. Because of the ravine, there is a 100 foot waterfall right in the neighborhood, a local eco-tourist attraction.  Right across the bridge, students will find a large public garden/park, an independent movie theater, the Cathedral, and several popular cafés. CGEE's Mexico site includes two houses across the street from each other with ample living and study space for students, a library, computer labs and wireless internet, kitchen and dining areas, and outdoor patios and gardens. The Universal language school, where students take Spanish courses, conveniently is located right up the street and has a swimming pool and racquetball court.




For the first few days of the program you will stay at the CGEE student center engaging in orientation to the program, the local community, and the city of Cuerncavaca.

For the final weeks of your stay in Mexico, you will be living with local host families. CGEE believes in learning from the community, which is why we include homestays with local families on the program. You will have two homestays – one in a rural environment for a short period of time, and one in an urban environment in the city of Cuernavaca for four to six weeks. Showing students different family environments is important for learning about the diversity of life and culture in Mexico.


Costs and Scholarships

Tuition (six credits):

  • Adult Undergrad: $2,520
  • MAE: $2,910

Room and Board: $1,300

What is Included:
  • in-country transportation
  • housing
  • all meals
  • program-related travel and excursions
  • insurance
  • tuition

What is not Included:
  • flights to and from the program
  • personal spending money for souvenirs, occasional dining out and events, or for more extensive travel during spring break, if you choose to do so.
  • Books and other supplies

All students will receive an automatic Global Travel Scholarship of $500.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.