2019 Summer Program in Mexico Offers Multiple Service-Learning Options

2019 Summer Program in Mexico Offers Multiple Service-Learning Options

UA students on the Puebla, Mexico cyclopath The Summer 2019 U of A faculty-led study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico offers six popular options: students can select from among five different service-learning programs which include 72 hours in a professional placement in either Healthcare, Business, Education, Engineering, or Community Service or alternatively, choose a traditional classroom program in Spanish and Mexican culture at the advanced or intermediate level.

Students completing the program receive 6 hours of Spanish credit at the 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level, which can apply towards a major or minor in Spanish (and/or Latin American and Latino Studies), or also as elective credit.

Information sessions on the program will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 25-26, in J.B. Hunt Transport Center 207. Interested students are invited to drop in for light refreshments and brief presentation and slide show, with ample opportunity for questions. Students who have already applied for the program are also encouraged to attend one of the sessions to ask any questions they might have.

Program evaluation comments by past student participants in the Puebla program have included many such as the following: "This program was everything that I could have asked for and more. You have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the Mexican language and culture, while also pursuing your specific professional focus." "I had such a great time! I made so many friends and friends that I’ll keep. I will most definitely be going back to Puebla and visiting my host family! "I loved this experience in Mexico and I wish I could have stayed even longer. I really felt like I fell in love with this country, as crazy and corny as it sounds. The people were more welcoming and kind than I could have ever asked for. I learned […]

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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