We will begin with on-campus orientation, followed by a 10-day program in Oaxaca, Mexico. You will engage in intensive Spanish language study; practice conversational skills as well as culturally appropriate client engagement and assessment strategies. The core course is based on community service projects which will be completed with locals and will help prepare students to work on collaborative projects in local communities. Students will also learn about social issues such as poverty, child welfare, immigration, employment, family structure, as well as about culture, history, and politics.
This program will be held every other year during Spring Break, beginning in 2019.
- Available credit(s): 3
- Program course begins Spring semester and concludes after the Learning Abroad program
- Applicants are required to enroll in the program course(s)
- Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites
- Possible excursions may include:
- San Martin
- Tilcajete tour
- Museo Santo Domingo and Casa de Juárez
- Arbol del Tule
- Teotitlan del Valle
- Plaza Tlacolula
- Monte Alban
- Mezcal tour
LEARNING ABROAD BADGES
In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.
- Teresa Molina, Ph.D.
- Assistant Professor
- College of Social Work
- Pamela Seager
- Research and Global Support
- College of Social Work
- See Housing Type(s) above
- Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
- Housing is included in the program cost
- Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
- Estimated costs will be updated for Spring Break when available
- Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
- Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
- Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information
LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOKThe Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.
Totally worth it.
You will fully be immersed in this study abroad. It was such an awesome and challenging experience. You'll have fun with your classmates, but being immersed in the culture and learning of the history and current social climate was something that you can't put a price on.
I've been to Mexico multiple times and this is my favorite visit. There's a good balance of course work and culture integration such as tourism, exploring etc.
My trip to Oaxaca was an amazing way to spend Spring Break! I felt totally immersed in the Mexican culture with native homestay, Spanish classes, and many cultural trips that taught me about the history of Oaxaca. I would absolutely recommend this faculty led trip to anyone looking for a fun cultural experience, especially those who are International studies or Social work majors. You won't regret going on this trip!