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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Homestay Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Type: Gateway Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters, 5 preferred Class Eligibility: 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Anthropology, Arts, Biology, Culture, Dance, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Hispanic Studies, History, Internships, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Multi-disciplinary, Natural Sciences, Sociology, Spanish Language Courses Offered: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Department Credit, Elective, General Education, General Education (AR), General Education (C), General Education (LT), General Education (PE), General Education (SO), International Honors (IHON), Major, Minor Program Advisor: Brynn Smith
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: Yes Program Director: Dr. Tamara R. Williams
Click here for a definition of this term PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?: Yes
Program Description:
Oaxaca Gateway
Program Highlights
Fall program
Spanish language immersion
Social Justice focus with Natural Sciences option
Study Tours to Mexico City, Puebla and local areas
Host Family
Internship option

Designed for advanced Spanish language students with an interest in Latin American Studies, this unique semester program explores the intersection of development, culture, environment, and social change through the lens of the dynamic and evolving context of contemporary Mexico. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca – declared “Humanity’s Cultural Patrimony” by the United Nations – the program explores and affirms the rich diversity of contemporary Mexican society and culture. It engages the issues that challenge the country’s continued growth and establishes a foundation to understand the history of U.S./Mexico relations and the Mexican experience in the United States. Ultimately, the program strives to build knowledge and understanding of one of the United State’s closest yet least understood neighbors.

The PLU comprehensive fee for a semester covers this academic experience (instruction and academic credit, housing and meal stipend, study tours, study abroad insurance, visa fees and $750 flight credit). To find the current comprehensive fee for one semester, divide the total full-year cost listed on the Admissions website by two. Please note that the comprehensive fee varies each year, and the cost of this program will be based on the year in which you study away. Financial aid applies.

Out-pocket expenses include: roundtrip air travel balance after the $750 flight credit, books, personal excursions, and other miscellaneous expenses

PLU Global Scholar Award

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/24/2020 10/02/2020 01/09/2021 05/22/2021