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Spanish Language and Culture for Bilingual Students
Oaxaca, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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:
Spanish
Program Description:

Spanish Language and Culture for Bilingual Students in Oaxaca, Mexico

June 7 - July 7, 2015

Deadline: March 13, 2015


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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, local cultural production and cinema of Oaxaca through the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca. Field study forms a key part of the courses as students visit various parts of Oaxaca. Students will also partcipate in structured reflections about Latino identity in the U.S. and Mexico. Students will 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 in May. 

Courses 

All students will take Oaxacan Culture class and choose one of the language courses:
 

  • Spanish for Bilinguals II (SPAN 114)
  • Spanish Grammer in Practice (SPAN 202)
  • Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish (SPAN 204)
  • Independent Study (SPAN 399) 

Special Features

·        • Receive Spanish credit for SPAN 114, 202, 204 or 399 
• Attend some class sessions with local Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca students
 
• Led by UIC Professor  Kim Potowski

Housing/Meals

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

Eligibility

Students who have completed 12 hrs at UIC and in good academic standing. Students who 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.

Cost

The program fee of $3,880 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
krymova@uc.edu, UIC Study Abroad Office, 502 UH , 312-413-7662

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Note:
***Final acceptance is determined by faculty leading the program***

This program may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met