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  • Locations: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UTDALLAS applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led/Customized Programs
Program Description:
This program is no longer accepting applications. Although you missed the opportunity this year, check back in early fall for faculty-led programs occurring next summer. 
Culture and Society in Mexico
Program Overview New Program Overview
Name of program Culture and Society in Mexico Study Abroad
Location Oaxaca, Mexico
Semester Summer 2018
Dates of travel June 1 to July 14, 2018
Who is eligible Undergraduate students (strongly encouraged to have one semester of Spanish)
Description of program Culture and Society in Mexico Study Abroad is a 6-week program that offers an immersion experience for students in the charming city of Oaxaca.  Through language instruction, scholarly presentations, and field activities, students will experience first hand the vibrant intersection of Mexico’s history and culture through the lens of specific themes including: social activism, community engagement, medicine & public health, small business & micro-lending, and labor & education reform.
Program activities include:
  • Customized Spanish instruction and language immersion
  • Presentations by experts in business, migration, cultural history, and health & medicine
  • Visits to historic and cultural sites such as Monte Alban, los Pueblos Mancomunados, and the Oaxaca Botanical Gardens
  • Projects examining local micro-lending practices
  • Visits to local migrant shelters
  • Option to extend program through local internship

The program offers 6 hours of upper-level credit, with Spanish language instruction and history/cultural knowledge integrated together. 

Students are strongly encouraged to have completed at least one semester of Spanish (or the equivalent) prior to departure. The program is open to UTD students from all majors. Curriculum is particularly suited for students interested in history, medicine, global studies, Latin American culture, and international business.
Program Fee $3,000
Cost Includes
  • Housing for 6 weeks with a local family
  • Daily breakfast
  • Excursions/field trips
Cost does NOT include
  • Airfare
  • Daily lunch & dinner
  • UTD tuition & fees
  • Other incidentals
Program contact information Monica Rankin, Program Director
How to apply
Contact Monica Rankin for application packet.

Resources Program Resources

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/01/2018 07/14/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants may be notified of their acceptance prior to the application deadline.