Chiapas – Indigenous Social Movements and Culture (4 weeks, 6 credits) is a study abroad experience about the Zapatista movement – one of the most dynamic and innovative social movements in Latin America – within the context of indigenous culture in southern Mexico.

The Autonomous University of Social Movements and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), one of Mexico’s most prestigious public universities, offer this summer study abroad program. Academic classes include Mexican History, Indigenous Social Movements and Culture and Spanish. The program features 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 relevant readings, discussion-based classes, workshops, field trips, and site visits.

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