June 3 – July 1: Chiapas (4 weeks, 6 credits): “Zapatismo and the Sixth Declaration” covers the practice, theory and context of the Zapatista movement, with special focus on the “Sixth Declaration of the Lacadon Jungle.” Program includes intensive conversational Spanish.
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. The program utilizes a 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.
May 27 – June 24th
Application deadline: March 15th
Program Cost: $3,500