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Mexico: Education and Culture in Oaxaca

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Course Location:
Program Dates:
Winter Session 2016-17
Travel Dates: 1/4/2017 - 1/12/2017
EDSS 195 - 3 credits
Mary Lou Razza, Ed. D
The program fee is $847. Airfare and tuition is additional. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate vaccinations, including any associated costs. At the time you are admitted, you will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit.
The course is primarily for undergraduates. An application and interview is required.
No syllabus provided, please contact instructor

Our class days in Oaxaca will focus on Mexican culture and education. This course is designed to develop essential knowledge, awareness and skills to support cultural competency in the classroom, work settings and general day­ to­ day interactions. Through extensive community visits in Oaxaca, students will interact with local teachers, community leaders, students, activists, and migrants experiencing first hand this rich, historic, and hospitable city.

Students will participate in field experiences in local indigenous communities, schools, and attend lectures and discussions with local activists and community leaders. We will meet regularly to process and reflect on our experiences.

Oaxaca is a designated UNESCO world heritage site and is the most culturally and biologically-diverse of Mexican states with sixteen different languages spoken in addition to Spanish, and environments as varied as desert, pine forest, and tropical rain forest. Oaxaca is rich in cultural traditions, history, vibrant markets, museums, archeological sites and hospitality.