Location
  • Mexico
    • Cuernavaca
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Arts Biology Business Communications Cultural Studies Digital Media Gender Studies History Humanities Indigenous Cultures Latin American Studies Liberal Arts Marketing Peace Studies Political Science Pre-Med Religious Studies Social Sciences Social Work Theology Women's Studies +11

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
$2,000 USD
Price Details
For price details, please see our website. Multiple Mexico programs are available with differing costs.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare
Aug 13, 2019
Jun 03, 2019

About Program

Study abroad in the beautiful and complex city of Cuernavaca! The "City of Eternal Spring" has been the home of Augsburg CGEE's longest-running study center for 40 years. All of our programs are experiential, rooted in social justice, and focus on direct community engagement. We weave real stories from people in Mexico to hear the lived realities and experiences of all types of peoples.
Students will stay with host families in the community and take classes in our study center and the Universal language school. Programs have multiple excursions built-in, including visits to rural areas (such as Amatlan, Ixtlilco El Grande), Mexico City, natural water parks, ancient pyramids, and more!
We also offer programs specialized for those majoring in:
*Social Work
*Communications, New Media, and Film
*Pre-Med/Health
*Spanish
*Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
LGBTQ-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, and dry (no alcohol) home stays are all available upon request. Come engage in Mexico with us!

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Program Highlights

  • Host family stays
  • Engagement with community
  • Focus on social justice
  • Excursions included
  • All levels of Spanish speakers welcome

Program Reviews

9.67 Rating
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  • Academics 8.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 8
  • Safety 9
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Alexandra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Valuable Experience

I had an incredible experience during my time in the CGE Cuernavaca program. The content from my classes addressed issues that are still relevant 7 years later (such as migration, gender politics, globalization, and pre-Columbian art and more). I had a very unique opportunity to intern with a local plastics printmaker who creates beautiful social justice pieces.

This work has inspired me and continued to carry on as inspiration personally as an artist, art historian, and for someone who works in the non-profit section in Minnesota working for Indigenous artists and community development. It was an incredible interactive learning environment to be able to study and then be able to visit sites and meet many individuals from different communities.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have attended the program earlier in my academic career to be able to spend another semester there.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Cora
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Witnessing Mexico

The CGE Crossing Borders Program in Cuernavaca was an extremely significant experience in my life. The staff are incredibly well-versed in their areas of teaching as well as teaching cultural awareness. They are well connected to the community and have strong emphasis in community learning. Overall, the values of the program were very in line with my own, including their education philosophy and commitment to social justice and anti-oppression work. Cuernavaca is a beautiful city to explore with rich history and culture. My homestay experiences were the best memories I have to look back on. My Spanish improved immensely and I was able to communicate with people even with limited Spanish. This program is a must if you are passionate about cross-cultural learning and learning about cultural resistance through colonization. I learned so much about Mexico's history and culture, as well as learning more about myself everyday. This program is absolutely worth your consideration!

5 people found this review helpful.
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elsbeth
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Crossing Borders is Amazing

I left this program inspired and filled with experiences and stories. The combination of academic integrity, experiential education, and the lessons of daily life played a huge impact on my experience. My host family for 2 months became a great support system, my internship at a local school taught me so much, and my fellow CGErs brought a richness to the learning process. Cuernavaca is a great place to study and to live; close to Mexico City, with a lot of history and culture. I left wanting more.

5 people found this review helpful.

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