Welcome to the Center for Global Education Academic Programs Abroad! We are pleased you have chosen our program and are confident it will be a rewarding (and challenging!) summer for you.
The manual linked above is from the 2014 program, but should give you an idea of the information you need to prepare for you trip to Mexico. This will be updated for 2015 later in the spring; you will be notified when the revised information is available, and a hard copy will also be sent to you. Please bring this with you to Mexico.
A number of forms will be required of you. These need to be completed in a timely fashion to arrange billing and payment, register you for classes, and enroll you in our insurance program. Most forms are writeable pdfs so all you need to do is fill them out and return as attachments via email to Margaret Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session I: May 20 and July 12, to and from Mexico City
Session II: July 8 and August 29, to and from Mexico City
Please try to arrive in Mexico City by 3:00pm. Once you have made your travel plans, please notify Margaret Anderson at email@example.com and CGE International Resident Assistant at CGEMexicointern@gmail.com.
You will need this information to complete your course registration form. Please include: department, course number, section letter, and title. If a course is cross-listed in one or more departments you can only choose one department. Do not fill in multiple departments.
Please review this information as you prepare for your semester abroad. There are a number of recommendations regarding inoculations and other health care issues you will want to consider and/or discuss with your doctor.
If you do not have a passport that is valid six months past the end date of your program, run, don’t walk, to the nearest government office that issues passports. This may be a Federal, state and probate court, post office, public library, or county and municipal offices. If you are not sure where your closest agency is, you can do a search at http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/. You need to go in person with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license, or your expired passport. Passports can take 6-8 weeks to process once the paperwork is completed, so you should start this process right away.
If you or your parents have any questions, feel free to contact our Minneapolis Office:
Margaret Anderson, Coordinator for Academic Programs Abroad: 612-330-1685; firstname.lastname@example.org