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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg University 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
CGE Mexico CB

In this experiential, community-based program, students will cross borders constructed by language, nationality, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, religion, politics, and economics. Students are immersed in various Mexican realitities by meeting directly with people of diverse backgrounds, gaining essential skills for future academic and professional pursuits.

Earn credit in Biology, Religion, Political Science, Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Business and Spanish. Fieldwork opportunities (including both internships and independent research) are also available for credit in nine disciplines.

Learn About:

  • Mexican history and culture
  • Current issues facing Mexican and international businesses
  • Experiences of people involed in working for political and social change

Engaging Conversations:

  • Academics
  • Grassroout women
  • Afro-Mexicans
  • Feminist activists
  • LGBTQIA leaderts
  • Business women
  • Grassroots organizers
  • Artists

Student Life:

The CGE campus in Mexico is a 15-minute walk from downtown Cuernavaca and the main city plaza, in the neighborhood of San Antón. CGE is well established in San Antón and has many friends and close connections in the neighborhood, including some of the homestay families. CGE is located at the top of one of the large ravines that runs through the city, offering a dramatic view from the nearby bridge that leads to downtown. Because of the ravine, there is a 100 foot waterfall right in the neighborhood, a local eco-tourist attraction.  Right across the bridge, students will find a large public garden/park, an independent movie theater, the Cathedral, and several popular cafés. CGE-Mexico’s campus includes two houses across the street from each other with ample living and study space for students, a library, computer labs and wireless internet, kitchen and dining areas, and outdoor patios and gardens. The Universal language school, where students take Spanish courses, conveniently is located right up the street and has a swimming pool and racquetball court.


Choose three or four of the following:
  • Environmental Biology (Biology 118)
  • Liberationist, Feminist, Queer, and Postcolonial Theologies in Latin America (Women’s Studies/Religion 324)
  • Women, Gender, and Social Change in Latin America (Women’s Studies/Political Science 359)
  • Contemporary Latin American Women: Texts and Voices (Women’s Studies/Spanish 335); taught only in Spanish
  • Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning II (Religion 200)
  • Liberationist, Feminist, Queer, and Postcolonial Theologies in Latin America (Religion/Women’s Studies 324)
  • Accounting Theory and Practice I (Accounting 322)
  • Business Spanish (Spanish 220)
  • Global Business Management: Mexico and Other Emerging Markets (Business 461)
  • International Marketing - online (Marketing 466)
  • Vocation and the Meaning of Success (Keystone 490)
  • Internship or Independent Study in Spanish, Business, Youth and Family Ministry, Religion, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Cross-Cultural Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies (399/499)
  • 18 different Spanish courses, ranging from beginner to advanced.  Examples include Beginning/Intermediate Spanish I/II, Conversations in a Cultural Context, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, Spanish for Business, Spanish for Health Care, and Advanced Coversation and Composition.  

Regional Travel:
  • Weekend excursions (included in program fee) to locations such as the Monarch butterfly sanctuary, Oaxaca, Puebla, Taxco, Teotihuacan, Toluca, and the Nevado de Toluca volcano
  • Seminars and homestays in rural Indigenous communities
  • Short seminar in Mexico City


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 09/15/2022 10/01/2022 TBA TBA