Location
  • Mexico
Term
J-Term, Maymester
Subject Areas
Agriculture Anthropology Archaeology Business Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Earth Sciences Ecology Environmental Studies Field Studies Geography Global Studies Graduate Studies Indigenous Cultures International Business International Relations Latin American Studies Natural Sciences Peace Studies Public Policy Social Sciences Sustainable Development +12

Program Details

Program Type
Direct EnrollmentFaculty LedProviderStudent Tour
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors Masters PhD.
Housing
Apartment Dormitory Host Family

Pricing

Starting Price
3150
Price Details
Tuition: $3150 USD *We encourage you to fundraise part of your tuition to get more of your community involved. Your tuition not only funds your learning experience, but also helps support our non-profit work.

What’s included? Tuition Includes instruction and guest lecturers, accommodation, meals, in-country transportation, site visits, specified activities. Not included: Fee for PSU college credit ($500)*, airfare, additional snacks, and activities not included in itinerary. Activities may be adjusted at the discretion of Ecothropic.

Are payment plans and financial aid available? Yes! Please schedule a call with us.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Transportation Visa
What's Included (Extra)

Tuition Includes instruction and guest lecturers, accommodation, meals, in-country transportation, site visits, specified activities. Activities may be adjusted at the discretion of Ecothropic.

What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Fee for PSU college credit ($500)*, airfare, additional snacks, and activities not included in itinerary.

Oct 30, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
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About Program

In Southern México, indigenous communities and social movements are creating sustainable futures. On our journey we will interview locals about real-world challenges and what they are doing to solve them, explore an Ancient Mayan city, meet with courageous women who are leaders in their communities, and learn how to make hand-made tortillas from corn they grow. You will discover the connections between global markets and local realities by experiencing them first-hand, understand how a watershed works by hiking through verdant mountains and swimming in turquoise rivers, and make traditional pottery and bows and arrows with one of the last of the Lacandon elders. Every day we will explore, adventure, talk with local people, and engage in discussions about how we can contribute to being part of the solution.

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Program Highlights

  • APPLY for January BEFORE NOV 21!
  • Earn 4 quarter credits of transferable college credit
  • 11 day program in January and May
  • Maximum 10 students
  • Get the experience top organizations are looking for

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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Elizabeth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Cultural and communal perspectives on climate-change resilience in Chiapas

I've traveled with Ecothropic to Chiapas. The
program enriched my understanding and left me contemplating the multi-faceted impact of climate-change and the approaches needed for communities to adapt and thrive. While visiting a coffee farm, the farmers shared how they had formed a co-op, engaged with fair trade buyers to sell their coffee, and diversified their crops, all while meeting social challenges in their community. From the city markets to the farms and from the coast, along the river, and in the jungle, we met people from different communities who shared their perspective, experience, and knowledge.

1 person found this review helpful.
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Lucy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Applying the classroom knowledge to real world experiences

This trip with Ecothropic gives students the opportunity to see conceptual changes to the environment and culture applied to real people and their livelihoods. The concepts of watershed management and community based solutions are embodied in the people and experiences that Ecothropic connects students with. Whether that be learning about the history of a city through a scavenger hunt or taking a canoe ride with a local indigenous leader and hearing stories on the lake of their ancestors. I got to speak with local leaders and especially local indigenous and female leaders of their communities which was especially rewarding. The relationship that Britt has with each of the community members showcases the respect they have for each other which is incredibly gratifying.

Pros
  • Engaging
  • Personal
  • Creative
Cons
  • Not enough time in each location
7 people found this review helpful.

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