Puebla, Mexico

Program:

Summer in Puebla, Mexico

Experience: The main purpose of this two week exchange is to provide preservice educators with a first-hand experience of the Mexican Educational System in the hope of developing a better understanding of the growing migrant population in public schools.

Culture: To live a culture is to understand it, and this exchange provides its participants with several opportunities to be immersed in Mexican culture.

Language: UPARP has created a two week Spanish course especially for this experience that will focus on the needs of educators.

Goals:

  • Gain a better understanding of education in Mexico.
  • Learn about Mexican culture through observation and direct participation.
  • Develop an understanding for the educational needs of migrant communities.

Activities:

  • Work in a Mexican public school
  • Attend a Mexican University
  • Home stay with Mexican host families
  • Guided evening events in the City of Puebla
  • Learning to use public transportation
  • Visit to Mexico City, Local cultural sites, and historical Teotihuacan

Language of Instruction:

Courses are taught in English.

Duration:

May 12 - May 27, 2006

Program Cost:

  • Non-refundable Registration Deposit - $150
  • Roundtrip Airfare (Omaha <-> Puebla) - $570
  • UPAEP Program (housing, 2 meals/day, classes, visitations, cultural experiences) - $1,107.50
  • University Health Insurance - $32.50
  • Program Fee (processing, coordination, operations) - $30
  • TOTAL - $1,740
  • Personal Spending ($20-$40/day)


Housing:

Homestay

Prerequisites:

None

Application Deadline:

Additional information available by calling Frank Lynott at 308.865.8650 (lynottf1@unk.edu).