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Faculty-Led Travel Study Mexico: Globalization
Oaxaca, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
Restrictions: UW-W applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Political Science, Sociology, Spanish
Language Prerequisites:
No
Target Language:
Spanish
Program Description:

Mexico: Globalization


Location: Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Duration: Fall 2013 UW-W class, Jan 4th - Jan 17th 2014 (tentative travel)
Requirements: Consent of the instructor, minimum of 2.5 GPA, at least second semester freshman status, and good disciplinary standing
Language of Instruction:
English
Course Selection:   
Polisci / Sociology / Spanish 491
Application Deadline:
Monday September 16th, 2013
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THE PROGRAM

This class will give students insight into the social and political effects of globalization on the people and environment of a country located in Latin America, Asia, The Caribbean, or Africa. Through the study of political sociology, and economic development, students will examine how different development paths affect the growth or alleviation of poverty, the increase or decrease in race, ethnic, and gender equity, and the spread of cultural homogenization and transnational stratification.

The academic travel component will include a 14 day visit to Oaxaca,  Mexico, surrounding indigenous villages, and Puerto Escondido. Students will tour a “fair trade” coffee farm, an indigenous village dedicated to the weaving trade, a factory, archaeological and other tourism sites, as a way of comparing the effects of different development strategies on local populations and the local environment. During the academic travel, selected speakers will address the group about development history, indigenous rights, state politics , and the business climate.

Estimated Program Fee: $2,899*
Fee Includes: -Airfare and local transportation
-Local accommodations
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
Tentative Travel Itinerary: Mexico Itinerary.pdf

* The estimated program fee is based on 16 paying participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term when all participants have obtained legal travel documents

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Contacts

Coordinator Contact:
Dan Colleran
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)
Email: collerad@uww.edu

Faculty Contact:
Dr. Burkholder
Department: Womens Studies
Office: Laurentide 4234
Tel: 262-472-5776 
Email: burkholj@uww.edu

 
This program is not currently accepting applications; however, it may run again in future years. Please use this program search tool or contact the Center for Global Education to learn more about the global experiences programs that are currently available or that may be available in the future.
 

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