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  • Locations: Chiapas, Mexico; Chicago, United States; Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Areas of Study: Anthropology, Culture, Economics, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish
Housing Type: Homestay
Program Description:
AUSM BrochureStudy Abroad in Solidarity in Mexico

AUSM Mexico: Mexican Social Movements
Location: Chiapas, Tlaxcala, and Mexico City
 Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
 Program Sponsor: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Program Description
Learn about Mexican social movements from social actors on the front lines of social change. The Mexico Solidarity Network created this unique study abroad program in 2005 to introduce students to dynamic new experiments in autonomous, community-based organizing and to build solidarity with Mexico’s most important and dynamic social movements. The lessons you learn from organized communities in Mexico will strengthen your social justice work back home. This program offers a truly unique opportunity to learn the theory and practice of living social movements directly from the people building those movements. You will develop lifelong, cross-cultural alliances, new analytical tools, and dynamic organizing skills that will change your life in important ways.
Learn from Mexican social movements in Chiapas, Tlaxcala, and Mexico City.
Interdisciplinary Coursework
The program is 16-weeks The inter-disciplinary course load offers up to 16 credits at the undergraduate or master’s level.
(4 credits, 60 class hours each)
Political Economy (Econ 351/551)
Modern Mexico (Pol Sci 352/552)
Mexican Social Movements (Soc 353/553)Intensive Language Study
credits, 60 class hours)

Intensive Conversational Spanish and Mexican Culture (Span 203, 303, 403, or 503) Workshops
Get out of the classroom and into the community! To help you gain a better understanding of the
day-to-day realities of the communities you live in, students participate in at least two workshops
each week conducted in Spanish, including:

Organic farming, gender dynamics, liberation theology, and indigenous rights [San Cristóbal, Chiapas]
Traditional weaving, boot-making, indigenous culture, introduction to autonomous education [Oventic, Chiapas]
Traditional cooking, herbal medicine, emigration dynamics, organic fertilizer production, local festivals [Tlaxcala] 


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