Applications are being accepted for the Sixteenth Annual Mexico Study/Travel Tour, to take place from January 6 through January 26, 2014. The trip this year is to the colonial city of Puebla, Mexico. It co-sponsored by the departments of World Languages and Cultures, and Political Science. University of Scranton faculty group leaders are Drs. Yamile Silva and Linda Ledford-Miller.
The cost of the trip is $3,150 plus 1 credit Intersession tuition of $988 for the 3 credit Spanish course (University discount rate for Intersession travel courses). The Political Science course is completed in Scranton in the spring semester and is part of the flat tuition for the spring. The cost includes all transportation, room and board with a Mexican family, instruction in both the Spanish language and contemporary Mexican culture and politics at the Universidad Iberoamericana (a Jesuit University also known by its abbreviated name, la Ibero), and several excursions to places of interest in the Puebla region. Weekend trips to Mexico City and to the beautiful southwestern city of Oaxaca are also likely, but will depend upon the number of students who have signed up and other financial considerations.
Students earn 6 credits, 3 in Spanish (for Intersession) and 3 in Political Science (for the Spring semester). Both courses are taught in Spanish. Current enrollment in or the completion of Intermediate Spanish is the minimal prerequisite for this course; however, only very strong current intermediate students, with the recommendation of their Spanish professor, are accepted into the program. Current enrollment in or the completion of Spanish Conversation (SPAN 311) or a higher level Spanish course is strongly recommended.
Applications for the trip can be picked up from Dr. Silva or Dr. Ledford-Miller, who can also answer any questions you may have.
The deadline for a deposit of $1,150 is Friday, October 11, 2013. Full payment of the balance of $2,000 is due Friday, November 15, 2013. The tuition payment will be billed separately by the Bursar's office.