Language for Business and Technology: Mexico City

Program Contact

Vicki Galloway
vicki.galloway [at] modlangs.gatech.edu
404-385-0199
Swann 212

Program Links

Description

Study for five weeks in the largest and most exciting city in the Western Hemisphere, Mexico City. Experience the voices of ancient civilizations merging with the bustle of commerce.

Earn 6 credit hours in Spanish at the 3000 level, applicable towards a certificate, Spanish Minor or ALIS, IAML or GEML major, or in partial fulfillment of the International Plan Study Abroad requirement. Combine with the Ecuador LBAT for 12 credits.

Deepen your knowledge and understanding of contemporary Mexican culture and society and its historical roots as well as current issues facing Mexico in its U.S. partnership through NAFTA.

Live with a Mexican family and speak only Spanish! All host families have Internet access and are walking distance from class at the Universidad de la Comunicacion, a small campus where you will find your Mexican peers eager to get to know you!

Visit local and multinational businesses and NGOs, such as the automotive plant where the Mastretta, the "Mexican Lotus" is made, and the VW plant, only site in the world where the New Beetle is produced; the Bimbo plant, world's largest producer of bakery goods; and Mexican entrepreneurs in augmented reality and alternative energy, technology solutions for development and educational advancement, among others.

Experience a varied cultural program including excursions to the Aztec sacred Temple, the murals of Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan, and a weekend in the colonial city of Puebla, where every day is fiesta.

Location

Mexico City, Mexico

Dates

May 11 - June 15, 2018

Host Institution

Universidad de la Comunicacion, Mexico City, Mexico

Accommodations

Homestay with a Mexican family

Courses

  • SPAN 3691: Business Communication & Correspondence
  • SPAN 3692: Business And Culture

Total credits: 6

Prerequisites

SPAN 2002 or equivalent and good academic standing (this program is conducted entirely in Spanish).

Program Director makes decisions on acceptance after reviewing all applications.  Acceptance is based on academic standing, language background and reasons for overseas study.  Apply by November 15 for early decision

Cost

  • The Program Fee is $3085.  Fee includes ground transportation for excursions and company visits, housing with a Mexican family, two meals/day (breakfast, supper), travel and lodging in Puebla or Chiapas, tours of city and cultural sites, professional visits, cooking lesson with one of Mexico City's accomplished chefs, health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.
  • Program Fee does not include: Application fee, 6 credit hours tuition, internationall airline tickets, GT technology fee

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

October 31, 11:00, Swann 115

November 7, 11:00, Swann 115

November 14, 11:00, Swann 115