The Verano en Mexico program takes place in both Mexico City and Guanajuato, Mexico. Instruction and on-site experience will take place at the Escuela Mexicana Language School in Guanajuato, Mexico. As part of the program, students will spend two days in Mexico City visiting the world-renowned National Museum of Anthropology and the pyramids of Teotihuacan. As well, students will observe for ten hours a week in Guanajuato public schools and make additional site visits to clinics and educational centers in the state.
Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the focal point of government, culture, and education, is home to over 20 million people from around the world, as well as from all over Mexico. The city is surrounded by a range of volcanic mountains and is home to such world-famous sites as the National Museum of Anthropology and the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Visitors to Mexico City can take advantage of a rich cultural scene-from museums to the ballet to beautiful architecture-as well as an exotic variety of restaurants, serving anything from Yucatecan cuisine to sushi.
Built around the silver mining boom of the colonial era, Guanajuato is a city of beautiful architecture and winding roadways. Today, Guanajuato is filled with throngs of university students, as well as internationally recognized musicians, artists, and dancers. In addition to its historical importance, Guanajuato is also distinguished by some unusual points of interest, including the Museo de las Momias, a museum of human corpses; The Museo Iconografico del Quijote, a shrine to Cervantes; and the birthplace of Diego Rivera.