Delve into site-specific subjects, in your choice of semester concentrations, to create positive social change

Based in Cuernavaca, the capital of the Mexican state of Morelos in central Mexico, these exciting semester programs offers coursework in Intercultural Communication and Media (for fall semester students) or Migration and Transnationality, along with liberal arts options (for fall and spring students).

Fall program students can participate in the Communication and Media Studies concentration of Migration and Social Change in Mexico, which equips you for the challenge of today’s media. A focus on socially conscious, responsible journalism is garnered through meeting with traditionally marginalized by society, including migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the US, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and others.

Fall and Spring students can choose a concentration from the Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change program. Concentrations include Migration Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Liberal Arts; and Spanish Language. 

  • Customizable, with a wide array of course choices, supported by experiential learning which enhance your understanding of complex cultures and intercultural communication.

  • Includes a homestay in an indigenous Nahua community, and homestay placement while in Cuernavaca

  • Program includes most meals.

  • A wide array of program excursions focus on the foment of positive social change and the understanding of the forces of globalization, migration, and transnational identity.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 8/25/2023 12/10/2023 16-19 $20,400 3/15/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/19/2024 5/13/2024 TBA TBA 10/15/2023  

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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