Study Abroad - CSU in Mexico
Spanish Language and Culture in Mexico, June 1 - June 30, 2018
This total immersion program during the summer will broaden linguistic and cultural competence by enhancing student's understanding of the Spanish language within the Mexican culture. Students will take Spanish courses at the Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Studies and live with host families Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Cuernavaca lies in a pleasant valley about 60 miles south of México City, the culturally exciting Mexican capital. San Miguel de Allende, Oaxaca, Cuetzalan, and Taxco are also within easy reach of Cuernavaca. With a permanent population of about 250,000, Cuernavaca is a university town and one of the Western Hemisphere's favorite vacation spots. Because of its year-round temperate climate (average 75ºC) and its lush and beautiful flora, Cuernavaca is known as the "City of Eternal Spring." The city's general atmosphere tends to be that of a big town. Life is relaxed and easy, yet the main square— or zócalo—surrounded by sidewalk cafés, movie theaters, bookstores, outdoor markets, and performances by mariachis, is always alive.
Students will live with Mexican families in Cuernavaca. Some of the host families live in downtown apartments; others live in the suburbs. Some are childless couples; others have several children. All are willing to welcome you into their homes and share with you the warmth of Mexican home life.
Courses taught by Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Studies/Uninter faculty. An academic and cultural orientation is provided by CSU.
Students earn 9 credit hours in Spanish language and civilization. Placement and previous coursework will determine each student's level. Classes meet six hours daily M-F, and students must attend 90 percent of the classes in order to receive credit.
All students will be enrolled in SPAN 4899. Additional course selection will be determined in coordination with the Program Director based on the student's current level in Spanish coursework. Optional courses are also available in evenings, including roundtable discussion on current issues, Mexican literature & folklore. Cooking and folk dancing classes available for an additional fee.
Excursions and Activities
A wide variety of weekday and weekend excursions are scheduled. Approximately 1 or 2 afternoon excursions per week will take students into the many diverse communities and venues within Cuernavaca. Weekend day trips will include visits to locations such as Taxco, Teotihuacán, and Tepotzlán. Approximately two overnight excursions include visits to cities such as Mexico City, Puebla and Cholula, Oaxaca, Cuetzalan, or San Miguel de Allende.
$3,876 (excluding CSU tuition)
$200 - Due with application
$1,838 - Due February 26
$1,838 - Due April 9
CSU TUITION and FEES are separate
Roundtrip airfare, orientation, in-country transportation related to course, accommodations, meals & insurance.
Course tuition, optional excursions, meals on excursions, additional transport in country, course supplies, personal expenses, etc.
February 26, 2018
Contact the Center for Global Engagement at StudyAbroad@columbusstate.edu or 706-507-8545.
You may also contact one of the Program Director(s) or faculty/staff:
Dr. Alyce Cook
Position: Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Faculty Office Building 216
Study Abroad-Seville, Spain 2018
Live and study in the historically and culturally rich region of Andalusia in Seville, Spain. Immerse yourself in the Spanish language while earning 9 credit hours.
This program is for all majors.
Spanish Language & Culture in Southern Spain
May 31 - July 1
Students will have the opportunity to experience the language and culture of Spain while living in the Andalusia region. While living with local families, students will get to know the palaces, gardens, architecture and the religious sites of the Roman, Islamic, Jewish and Christian communities in Southern Spain.
Required: SPAN 4899 (3 hours)
Students will select two courses below based on their language level:
Cost: $4,623 for the five week program
The package cost includes roundtrip airfare, all meals with host family, lodging, transportation, field trip entrance fees, and health insurance.
This package cost does not include tuition, optional excursions, meals on excursions, additional transport in country, course supplies, personal expenses, etc.
$200.00 due with application Deadline to apply February 26, 2018. Please complete the online application (click here).
$2,211.00 due by February 26th
$2,211.00 due by April 9th
Tuition is separate. Grants and Scholarships are available for eligible students.
For more information contact: