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Auggies Spring Break in Mexico

Augsburg students got the chance to explore Mexico on the 2017 spring break program, “Food, Justice, and Sustainability in Mexico”. Photos from faculty member Ann Lutterman-Aguilar.

From the program brochure:

Environmental Justice and social change take on a local and global perspective in this course that starts in the US, travels to Mexico over spring break, and returns to Augsburg to continue the learning.

The U.S. and Mexico have a deeply connected past and a dynamically intertwined future–in, agriculture, trade, and the flow of migrants. Cities in Mexico and Minnesota face similar challenges of sustainability and environmental justice. How do these connections impact political, environmental, and social systems?

Explore indigenous perspectives on agriculture.  Learn about urban sustainable practices in Mexico. Listen to the stories of people in Mexico City, Cuernavaca, and Amatlan de Quetzalcoatl.  Spend time on a cutting-edge organic farm in beautiful San Miguel de Allende.  Bring new perspectives back to the Twin Cities where we will explore our local connections to these global issues.

Augsburg Students can see the full list of upcoming short-term programs at our application portal, the “Global Gateway