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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico
  • Program Terms: May
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May 2019 01/04/2019 ** 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.
Program Description:
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Program Leaders: Renata Fernandez-Dominguez (; Melissa Mulder (

Course Option -  4 credits:
IDS 174 (CH2 - history and literature)
SPAN 395 
Required: to have taken Spanish 4. 
**All courses fulfill GLI requirement. 
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Program Dates: May 2019 

Program Costs (approximate):
Program Fee: $3250 
        Airfare: $700
        Tuition: $2,100
        Total: $6,050
 Application Deadline: January 4, 2019
Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2018

o   Participate in volunteering or internships.
o   Improve language skills at all proficiency levels.
o   Live with a Mexican family.
o   Program travels to Mexico City, Teotihuacán (archaeological site), Cholula, Cuetzalan, and Oaxaca.
o   In Mexico City, we will visit Frida Kahlo’s Blue house, Teotihuacán Aztec complex, Basilica de la Virgen de Guadalupe, Palacio Nacional de Bellas Artes; Zócalo Square and Cathedral; Chapultepec Museum of National History; National Museum of Anthropology; Coyoacán neighborhood; and Water Gardens of Xochimilco.
Internships and volunteer opportunities ~ Gain work experience and cultural exposure through internships and volunteer opportunities. UPAEP staff will assist students seeking placements. Internships depend on availability, a student’s background and skills, and language abilities. Internships must be approved and supervised by the academic department of a student’s major.
Only an hour away from Mexico City, Puebla is one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico.  The city was founded in 1531, and due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city is also famous for its outstanding restaurants and eclectic gourmet scene.
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Program Objectives:
Introduce students, through an interdisciplinary curriculum, excursions, activities and a service component, to Mexican
life and culture.
Allow students to gain knowledge of Mexico’s rich indigenous and Spanish history.
Discover both traditional Mexico and its contemporary political, economic, social and cultural challenges.
Develop Spanish language skills with an emphasis on intercultural communicative competencebreakfast and dinner), seven days a week, while the UPAEP program is in session.  Normally one Hope student lives in a home and may share a double room with another international student.  If available, they each have a single room.
Computer, Internet & Library access
UPAEP has a computer lab available for students studying within the university. 

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