Summer Academic Program
Session I: Mid-May-Early July AND/OR Session II: Late June- Mid-August
CGE’s study center offers two six-week long summer sessions in which students can take two courses per session. Participants looking for a longer experience can stay for 12 weeks and complete four courses. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.
The program is located in Cuernavaca, a picturesque city in central Mexico. It is well known as the “City of Eternal Spring” and as a center for innovative grassroots organizing. It is located 1½ hours drive south of Mexico City.
Each course is the equivalent of 4 semester hours. In each summer session, students may choose two from the following available courses:
- One or two of 16 different Spanish language courses
- Precolumbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Mexican Art (Art/Spanish 231)
- Lifetime Activity: Latin Dance (Health and Physical Education 002)
- Internships or Independent Research. Credit available in business, environmental studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, marketing, political science, religion, Spanish, women’s studies or youth and family ministry. Specialized health-related and business internships can be combined with a medical or business Spanish class.
Spanish language instruction is provided by Mexican instructors at UNIVERSAL Center for Language and Social Communication, a high-quality language school near our Cuernavaca study center, which has served as the Spanish language school for Augsburg College programs in Mexico since 1979. Students take intensive Spanish lessons in small classroom settings, and the school also offers opportunities for private tutoring, specialized classes, or exchanges with Mexican students.
Housing and Homestays
Students may live in our study center or room and board will be provided by Mexican host families of modest means in Cuernavaca.
Your application must be received no later than April 1. In some cases, space may be available after this date – please contact CGE for more information. Final payment for the program will be due May 15.