Mexico: Summer 2015

Spanish Language, Relationships and Culture

Immerse yourself in Spanish while visiting Puebla, Mexico, recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural center. Experience the beauty and charm of this city and the surrounding area.

Students will study at the Spanish Institute of Puebla, located only a few blocks from the central Zócalo, the historical downtown. During the morning students will spend time learning about Mexican history and culture in Spanish, according to their placement level. In the afternoon students will do walking tours of places of interest in Puebla while being accompanied one-on-one by a local Poblano/a and practicing their Spanish. There are over 50 possible sites to visit, including flea markets, arts and crafts markets, museums, gorgeous churches and parks. In addition, students will stay with host families.

In addition to Puebla, we will visit Mexico City, Teotihuacan, Cholula, Tlaxcala, and other places of interest to the area. Puebla is one of the safest cities in Mexico, with lots of opportunities for free cultural activities and fine cuisine.

There are both 3-week and 6-week options. The 6-week option fulfills the cross-cultural requirement for students minoring in Spanish. Whether you take the 3- or 6-week option, your Spanish is bound to improve, as will your understanding of our 120- million neighbors to our immediate South.


Seminar Leaders: Don Clymer, Lang. & Literature Dept., and Esther Clymer
Estimated Cost:
$3,000 – 3 week program (subject to change)
$5,000 – 6 week program (subject to change)

Dates: May 3 – June 14, 2015 (3 SH seminar May 3-24)

Course Information

CCSSC 201 Cross-Cultural Social Science 3 SH
CCSPAN Spanish (any level) 3 SH (available for 6-week option only)


The following immunizations are recommended for travel to Mexico in the locations and times the EMU cross-cultural group will be in country.

Immunizations and prescriptions may be obtained at the EMU Health Center by appointment.
Immunizations may also be obtained from your local health department or primary care provider.