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Spanish Language and Culture for Bilingual Students
Oaxaca, Mexico
Program Terms: Summer

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Restrictions: UIC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Country: Mexico City: Oaxaca
Mininum GPA: 2.5 Internships: No
 Academic Areas:
Anthropology, Latin American and Latino Studies, Sociology, Spanish
 Language of Instruction:
 Program Type:
UIC Faculty-led
 Housing Options:
Program Description:

Spanish Language and Culture for Bilingual Students in Oaxaca, Mexico

June 29 - July 29, 2014

Deadline: March 21, 2014

Oaxaca photo

The UIC Oaxaca study abroad program is aimed towards heritage Spanish speaking students. This video shows a glimpse of what it would be like to study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Program Description:

This program will provide the opportunity for bilingual Spanish students (those who have been in contact with Spanish through their homes or through extended periods in a Spanish- speaking country) to complete their language requirement or begin their major/minor courses in a diverse environment. Additionally, students will learn about the history and local cultural production of Oaxaca. The program will be based at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. Field study forms a key part of the courses as students visit various parts of Oaxaca. Students receive 6 or 7 UIC credit hours (depending on the coursework) upon successful completion of the program. Students will be required to attend two mandatory pre-departure classes on May 12 and 13. Times will be announced later.

Special Features

·         Receive Spanish credit (SPAN 114, 202, or 204) through field visits and lectures

Take "Culture of Mexico" course and receive credit for SPAN 260 or LALS 391

  Several cultural workshops and study tours are included

Led by UIC Professor  Kim Potowski


Students will be housed with a local family. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily


Students who have an overall UIC GPA of 2.5/4.0; have at least 12 hours of UIC credit; and have completed SPAN 113 or placed into SPAN 114, SPAN 202 or SPAN 204 via the Spanish for Bilinguals Placement Test are eligible to apply.


The program fee of $3,550 includes tuition, housing, airport pickup, tour of Oaxaca, welcome lunch, study tours, cultural workshops, farewell dinner, and orientations, Additional expenses include airfare, international health insurance and personal expenses. Program specific scholarship is available.

More information

For additinal information regarding this program, contact Irina Krymova at, UIC Study Abroad Office, 502 UH , 312-413-7662

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Note: This program may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met


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