June 3 – July 1: Chiapas (4 weeks, 6 credits): “Zapatismo and the Sixth Declaration” covers the practice, theory and context of the Zapatista movement and its Sixth Declaration of the Lacadon Jungle. Program includes intensive conversational Spanish or Tsotsil (a Mayan language spoken in the highlands of Chiapas).
The Mexico Solidarity Network and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), one of Mexico’s most prestigious public universities, offer summer study abroad programs in Mexico. The programs utilize the modular system developed at the UAM – a student-centered pedagogy that emphasizes discussion, student presentations, group reflection, workshops with social actors on front-line struggles, and integration of theory with hands-on experience. Professors are organizers/academics with years of firsthand experience in popular struggles in Mexico and the United States. Course work includes required readings, discussion-based classes, workshops, field trips, and site visits.
June 3- July 1
Application deadline: May 1st
Program Cost: $3,400