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  • Locations: San Miguel, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group
Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Engineering High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities, Service-Learning Opportunities
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
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Program Overview
This field course program is a temporary immersion in an ongoing grassroots process of empowering marginalized communities to meet their needs for critical services such as: water, food security, and health. Students will examine the distinguishing characteristics of rural communities in Guanajuato state in central Mexico centered around a critical resource--water. An understanding of the historical processes leading to current conditions – in particular the circumstances pertaining to water scarcity and contamination – in these communities is necessary to the development and critical evaluation of public health interventions. Successful interventions must be adapted to the local social, economic, and cultural context. Working with Caminos de Agua (CdA), a Mexican-based NGO, students will examine community-led approaches to achieving and sustaining livelihood, security, and health through implementations of appropriate technologies in water supply and treatment. Further information is located on the Water Supply & Treatment in Low Resource Settings website.

Academics
Participants must be in suitable engineering and science disciplines to participate. Preference will be given to students who have taken significant courses in chemistry, microbiology, environmental science, and engineering. In preparation for on-site fieldwork, there will be three mandatory pre-work sessions in the spring. During these sessions, students will: be briefed on technical, historical, and cultural background for travel and work in Mexico, be presented with course objectives and protocol, become familiar with testing equipment, and be assigned small group learning tasks.

Program Facts
  • Courses
    Students will take one of the following courses.
    • CE 497: Current Topics in Civil Engineering, Water Supply & Treatment in Low Resource Settings
    • ISE 489: Special Topics in Industrial Engineering, Water Supply & Treatment in Low Resource Settings
    • FER/ET 495: Special Topics in Environmental Technology Management, Water Supply & Treatment in Low Resource Settings
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • May 17 - June 4, 2019
  • Location
    • San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Contact
  • Eligibility
    • 2.5 GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on academic integrity probation currently or during the prior semester

Additional Program Details
Further program details are located at the Water Supply & Treatment in Low Resource Settings site. This includes information about Caminos de Agua, course descriptions, learning outcomes, a brief calendar, and FAQs.

The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Questions may be directed to study_abroad@ncsu.edu.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/17/2019 06/04/2019

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

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This program is currently not accepting applications.