The Verano en Mexico program takes place in both Mexico City and Guanajuato, Mexico. Students will stay at the Casa Gonzalez in Mexico City. While in Guanajuato, students may choose to live with local families.
Instruction and on-site experience will take place at the University of Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. The first week of the program is held in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and the focal point of government, culture, and education. The city is surrounded by a range of volcanic mountains and is home to the world-renowned National Museum of Anthropology, Bellas Artes and the Ballet Folklórico, the Frida Kahlo “Casa Azul” Museum, the pyramids of Teotihuacan, the National Palace and the murals of Diego Rivera as well as the National University of Mexico. 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.
Students will travel by bus to Guanajuato. The city is built around the silver mining boom of the colonial era. Guanajuato is a city of beautiful architecture, winding roadways and “callejones.” 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.
Students will stay with Mexican families and have opportunities to improve their language and cultural skills. They will be engaged in the community observing and collaborating with professionals in schools. University classes will be held at the University of Guanajuato which presents opportunities to interact with faculty and students. Students will also participate and teach at the Resplandor International Summer Camp during the last week of the program.