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(D) Spanish 295: Contemporary Mexican Culture & Language
Puebla, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Intersession
Please check with the Study Abroad Office for application cycle dates
Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
The application cycle for this program has not yet started for the next academic term.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: Spanish Language Prereqs.: Intermediate Spanish
Language Courses: Spanish/Advanced
Fields of study:
Political Science, Spanish
Credits/Term: 3-6
Program Type:
University of Scranton Faculty Led Study Program
Housing Options: Home Stay
Meals with family
UofS Faculty Led Study Program:
University of Scranton Faculty Led Study Abroad Program
Program Description:
Intersession 2017  in Puebla Mexico

University of Scranton Faculty Member: Dr. Yamile Silva
Note: You must have permission of the instructor in order to apply for the course

Nestled in the middle of Mexico, under the imposing view of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes, Puebla was named a “heroic” city for being the site where Mexican troops’ defeated the French army in May 5th1862 (Battle of Puebla); and it was also named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

The trip includes:
  • Roundtrip transportation from Scranton to Newark airport on chartered bus,
  • Roundtrip airfare on a regularly scheduled United Airlines jet,
  • Transfer from Mexico City's Benito Juárez International airport to private homes in the area of the Universidad Iberoamericana (La Ibero) in Puebla,
  • 20 nights room and board (3 meals per day) with a Mexican family selected by the Office of Internationalization at La Ibero,
  • Half-day tour of historic Puebla and nearby Cholula, including the world-famous Cholula pyramid, museums and typical market places,
  • Weekend trip to the beautiful city of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico,
  • Weekend trip to nearby megalopolis of Mexico City, including visits to the world- famous Anthropological Museum, Coyoacán, and the amazing pyramids of Teotihuacan,
  • 30 hours of instruction in Spanish by native speakers at Universidad Iberoamericana under the supervision of University of Scranton faculty,
  • 30 hours of instruction in contemporary Mexican culture and politics by full-time Ibero faculty with assistance of University of Scranton faculty,
  • Transfer from La Ibero to the Benito Juárez International airport in Mexico City for return trip.
Cost: $4,000

For additional information, contact: Dr. Yamile Silva

Please check with the Study Abroad Office for application cycle dates