Note: This program is temporarily suspended because Mexico is under a U.S. State Department travel warning. Please check with the International Programs Office for the substitute destination.
Winter Term (Odd Years)
Cuernavaca, capital of the Mexican state of Morelos, is located about an hour south of Mexico City. Rich in archaeological history, it houses such treasures as the pyramid of Teopanzolco, a temple from the Early Aztec period and Cortes Palace, a former residence of conquistador Hernán Cortés.
Today, this mild subtropical city also thrives with modern industries and institutions, including several scientific research organizations and 17 universities and extensions of the National University in Mexico City. It remains a popular resort destination for visitors to enjoy the clean air, charming city center and the spectacular climate.
Course of Study
The Spanish Language Studied Abroad (SPN204T)
An intensive study of modern Spanish with emphasis on speaking and writing.
Mexican Civilization (SPN 209T)
A study of Mexican Civilization as exemplified by the art, architecture, literature and history of Mexico. In addition to lectures and readings, there will be conducted visits to museums and other places of interest.
XXth Century Mexican Theater (SPN 129b)
An in-depth study of Mexican dramaturgy in the XXth century, focusing on the most representative figures (Xavier Villaurrutia, Emilio Caraballido, Luisa Josefina HernÃ¡ndez, Sabina Berman, Hugo Salcedo, among others). The plays will be analyzed as cultural artifacts that reflect not only the historical circumstances of the society in which they are produced but also main theatrical trends.
- Successful completion of Advanced Spanish (SPN 203) before the term abroad.
Students will be placed with a host family during their stay in Cuernavaca.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- April: Application deadline is the third Friday of spring term.
- May: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
- Fall term: Orientation meetings
- Early January: Program begins
- Late March: Program ends