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  • Locations: Chiapas, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: DPU applicants only
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Living Arrangements: Hotel Prerequisite: LSP 112
Liberal Studies Domain: EL, Seminar on Multiculturalism in the U.S. Study Abroad Contact: Erica Rideaux
Program Description:


Mexico City, Diana Fountain

Latinx in the US: Identities Abroad offers students the opportunity to learn about U.S. multiculturalism in a transnational setting. Multiculturalism includes the study of ethnicity, race, class, gender, language, religion, and sexual orientation. This particular course pays particular attention to the history of multiculturalism through an examination of the root causes of migration from Central America and Mexico to the U.S. Students will consider the economic, environmental, and political roots influencing people’s decisions to leave home in search for a better life in the U.S. We will examine historical and current trends in migration patterns and consider the different ways economic and political changes often impact the most vulnerable members of society, namely women, youth, LGBTQ people, indigenous communities, lower income urbanites, and rural farmers.

As we reflect on relationships between life in the U.S. and home countries, we will discuss the diversity of language, culture, and self-identities through literature and film. Class readings, discussions and written reflections in conjunction with the Global Hour sessions will prepare us to travel to Mexico (Mexico City and Chiapas)!

 

Susana Martínez Susana S. Martínez completed her Ph.D. at Yale University. She is an Associate Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, where she directs the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program. She also she teaches Spanish and Latin American and Latina/o Literature in the Department of Modern Languages. Her research focuses on the representation of Central American and Mexican youth migration in contemporary Children’s and Young Adult literature. Her literary and cultural studies are rooted in themes of social justice and multiculturalism.
 

All students will be enrolled in the following courses:
 
Course SAP 200/LSP 200: Latinx in the U.S.
***SAP 200 is for students who have already completed LSP 200)***
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2020
Class meeting times Tu/Th 9:40-11:10 AM, LPC
Liberal Studies domain Fulfills the Experiential Learning domain for students taking SAP 200
Taught by Susana Martínez
Course description This course offers students the opportunity to learn about U.S. multiculturalism in a transnational setting. We will explore the history of multiculturalism through an examination of the root causes of migration from Central America and Mexico to the U.S. Students will consider the economic, environmental, and political roots influencing people’s decisions to leave home in search for a better life in the U.S.
 
Course SAP 200: Travel/Study
Credits 2 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2020
Class meeting times N/A
Liberal Studies domain Experiential Learning
Taught by Susana Martínez
Course description This is the two-credit course associated with the travel portion of the Identities Abroad program.


    Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in fall quarter, but coursework is due in winter quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.
 

Students will stay in hotels in Mexico City and San Cristobal de las Casas.
 

We will visit important cultural sites in Mexico City such as the Cathedral, Zocalo, Bellas Artes, and museums. In Chiapas we will visit the Mayan communities of San Juan Chamula, Zinacantan and meet with human rights organizations in San Cristobal de las Casas.

 

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

All students of color, first-generation students, and students with high financial need who are accepted to an Identities Abroad program will automatically be awarded a $1,500 scholarship, which covers a substantial portion of the program fee. All students who apply to an Identities Abroad program will also be considered for additional DePaul Study Abroad scholarships to further reduce the cost of participation. DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

 

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on theBerlin: Navigating The Refugee Experience program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.
 

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/13/2020
02/16/2020 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.