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  • Locations: Guanajuato, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Duration: Short Term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Requirement:
0 no minimum language requirement
Language of Instruction:
English
Class Standing:
Sophomore NC State Students Only: Yes
Program Type:
Group
Provider:
NC State
High Impact Experiences: Service-Learning Opportunities
College or Unit:
College of Education
Program Description:
This short-term immersion is designed to prepare student-teachers to teach in diverse learning environments. The course will address issues of social justice, diversity, history and immigration issues in education, and creating culturally competent educators.
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This short-term immersion is designed to provide student teachers with first hand experience working with students in a different cultural context, preparing them to teach in diverse learning environments. Students will develop their cultural competency and sensitivity, evaluate US culture from a cross-cultural policy perspective, and have an opportunity to learn about Mexican education from a first-hand study abroad experience. Students will volunteer in a school in Guanajuato, and& live with a& local family, for a truly immersive experience.

The course will address issues of social justice, diversity, integration of minorities, history and immigration issues in education, and creating culturally competent educators. Students will be exposed to the impact that immigration has in the classroom.
 
Spanish language classes will be provided by Casa Mexicana Language School instructors.

ACADEMICS

The course will address issues of social justice, diversity, history and immigration issues in education, and creating culturally competent educators. Students will participate in Spanish language classes and visit graduate education classes at Universidad Iberoamericana, affording the opportunity to learn about and exchange views about education with their Mexican peers. There will be required meetings on campus before departure to Mexico.

PROGRAM FACTS
  • Courses
    • ED 590: Special Topics in Teaching and Learning (6 cr.) 
  • NC State Program Cost
    • $2,100 (see budget sheet for total estimated cost of attendance)
  • Program Dates
    • May 17 - July 17, 2018 
    • Travel Dates: June 14 - 24, 2018
  • Locations
    • Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Contact
    • Dr. Joanna Koch
      Teaching Asst Professor, TELS
      Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching ESL 
      joanna_koch@ncsu.edu
  • Eligibility
    • Open to College of Education students only
    • Minimum class standing: Graduate 
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
       
ACCOMMODATONS & MEALS

Housing in Guanajuato will be provided in homestays with local families. Breakfast is included. Students will be housed together in a hotel in Mexico City; breakfast will be provided. 
 
EXCURSIONS
Students will travel to sites of cultural and economic interest, such as local silver mines and Taxco.
 
FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
 
This program is considered a low-cost program, as the total estimated expenses are within $1,000 of the cost of attendance at NC State for full-time undergraduate students. See the program budget sheet for a breakdown of the estimate program cost.

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information.

For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office. The scholarship deadline for summer study abroad is November 15, 2017! Apply Now!

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/14/2018 06/24/2018
NOTE: This program will meet from May 17-July 17, 2018 for on-campus course meetings. The group will travel to Mexico from June 14-24, 2018. Students must attend the classes before and after the travel portion to complete the program and course requirements.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.