Application deadlines

Fall: May 1st

Spring: November 1st

Summer: April 15th

Important Admissions Information

 All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a passport that remains valid until at least 6 months after the program ends. Applicants are NOT required to be enrolled in a college or university in order to participate in the program. We encourage folks who: a) exhibit a history of commitment to grassroots political struggles, b) are highly motivated and open to new experiences, c) are from low-income families, especially those from families who recently immigrated to the US, to apply!

Take the first steps to study in solidarity with Mexico’s most dynamic social movements : 

Complete the online application

Pay the $25 application fee

What to expect from the application process:

After you submit the online application and pay the $25 application fee, we will contact you to complete the next steps:
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• Reference Form: Ask two people (1 must be a professor, the other can be an activist, staff person, or professor) to email the completed Reference Form to us at studyabroad [at] ausm [dot] community
• Essay Responses: fill out and return to us at studyabroad [at] ausm [dot] community

After we received your references and essay questions we will set up an over-the-phone interview. If accepted into the program, you will be notified and asked to complete the following steps:
• Confirmation of Participation: within two weeks of your official acceptance, you must send in the completed last page of this document and make your $500 deposit in order to secure your place on the program
• Approval of Participation: You and your study abroad office, academic advisor, or Registrar will fill this out to ensure credit transfer upon successful completion of the program.
Medical Form: You and your physician will need to fill out this form in conjunction with a recent medical examination.
• Forward us your official flight confirmation with a hi-resolution color copy of your passport attached in one email.
• Emergency Traveler’s Insurance: All study abroad participants are required to have “emergency hospitalization” and “emergency repatriation” coverage for the length of the program. Most domestic insurance policies do not cover this and only some international travel policies do. Our insurance agent offers this specific coverage to our students at a very affordable rate (approximately $120/semester, $40/summer). Therefore, participants must send us their policy coverage with the “emergency hospitalization” and “emergency repatriation” clauses highlighted, or pay the appropriate fee to AUSM to get coverage through our insurance agent.

We will send orientation materials and pre-program readings a month before the program starts.

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