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MEXICO STUDY ABROAD – SUMMER 2019 – Spanish 33 A/B Beginning Conversational Nauatl/Spanish and/or Spanish 22 A/B Spanish for Bilingual Students (Laney College)

June 1 - June 16

Faculty Leader: Arturo Davila-Sanchez in collaboration with
Ofelia Morales Cruz & Delfina de la Cruz de la Cruz and Juan Esteva (
Director of Indigenous Languages-UC Berkeley)

The program is STILL OPEN for those interested. Please see steps below for more details:

1) ONLINE APPLICATION (Although our deadline has passed, you may  still be able to participate. Please contact us and Register Here – Select: MEXICO (June 1-16, 2019) Laney College Sp 33 A/B Beginning Conversational Nauatl/Spanish and/or Sp 22 A/B Spanish for Bilingual Students – Arturo Davila-Sanchez (adavila@peralta.edu)

2) ORIENTATION MEETING (Required for all participants): March 14, 2019 from 4:00-5:00pm at Laney College LatinX Cultural Center (Eagle Village EV-3) | 900 Fallon Street | Oakland, CA 946073)

3) FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS

Financial Aid Checklist for Study Abroad – Apply online at FAFSA.GOV for the 2018/19 application period

iGRAD Scholarships – MANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Start a GoFundMe Page Here

For more information contact faculty leader Arturo Davila-Sanchez (adavila@peralta.edu) or 510-316-9314 or Drew Gephart, International Services Manager at dgephart@peralta.edu

COUNTRY: Mexico (Puebla)

COLLEGE/CLASS: Laney College – Sp 33 A/B Beginning Conversational Nauatl/Spanish and/or Sp 22 A/B Spanish for Bilingual Students – Summer 2019- Course #TBD – (3-6 TRANSFERABLE CREDITS)
Faculty Leader: Arturo Davila-Sanchez in collaboration with Ofelia Morales Cruz & Delfina de la Cruz de la Cruz and Juan Esteva (Director of Indigenous Languages-UC Berkeley)

DATES: June 1-16, 2019 (Mexico – Leaving SFO on May 31, 2019 at 10:55pm and arriving back to SFO on June 16, 2019 at 9:25pm), June 17-July 26 (on campus at Laney College to complete 3-6 Transferable credits of Sp 33A/B and or Sp 22 A/B)

COST: $1,341 + Flight ($514)* = Total $1,855 (Includes Flight*, Lodging, 2 Meals Per Day, Transportation and Excursions) *Flight cost may vary for late participants.

Additional Expenses not included (paid separately): Travel insurance, passport (if you do not have one already), and enrollment fees for Spanish 33 A/B Beginning Conversational Nauatl/Spanish (3 units).

Each student is required to purchase travel insurance separately as well. To do so, please click on this link which has been created specifically for this trip which includes basic coverage ($250,000 Medical / $500,000 Accident) and Natural Disaster and Political Evacuation: https://www.inext.com/myaccount/?pte=Eky3MH-KxfyJcQjc8BAIqQ. You have the option to upgrade the coverage to a higher plan and add on Trip Cancellation if you would like.

PAYMENT DETAILS/REFUND SCHEDULE:

For Existing Participants

March 15, 2019: $670.50 (50% of on-ground)

April 15, 2019$670.50 (50% of on-ground)

FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS – April 15, 2019$1,341 (on-ground) + $514 (flight) = $1,855

$500 may be refunded if paid and cancelled by March 28, 2019 at 11:59pm. No Refunds will be provided after March 28, 2019 at 11:59pm.

If the trip is cancelled for any reason beyond our control prior to the departure date of May 31, 2019, such as if your safety and security are or may be in jeopardy (i.e. any acts of government, war, revolution, terrorism or natural disaster in the destination country), we will make every reasonable effort to assist each participant in recouping their losses.

All cancellations must be sent in writing via email to Drew Gephart at dgephart@peralta.edu. Cancellations are effective on the date and time they are received. A student must still submit their cancellation in writing to receive a refund, even if they miss a payment deadline. Deposit and cost of flight are non-refundable. (unless alternative flight option is selected)

Payments made by check or money order to “Santours”, subject “Mexico Study Abroad”, and turned in person or mailed to:

Peralta Community College District
Office of International Education
333 East 8th Street
Oakland, CA
c/o Drew Gephart

Please include copy of passport with deposit payment. (Returned checks will have a small fee $25-$35)

CONTACT INFORMATION: Drew Gephart (dgephart@peralta.edu) / 510-587-7834 and Arturo Davila-Sanchez (adavila@peralta.edu) / 510-316-9314

MEXICO STUDY ABROAD COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This “Nauatl / Spanish in Mexico” Full Immersion Trip to is an invitation to visit Mexico City and the village of Cholula, next to the city of Puebla, to become familiar with the Nauatl / Spanish language, culture, and the Indigenous bilingual peoples that still speak the nauatl language. Nauatl was spoken in Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish and is still spoken by 1.5 million people. This class will have several components: it will give a linguistic and cultural perspective of Mexican syncretic culture and community and will explore the historic, past and contemporary intersections between Nauatl and Spanish. It will also develop basic skills in conversational Nauatl. The class of Nauatl implies a constant translation of grammar and vocabulary into Spanish and English languages for the student to have a point of reference with its own familiar languages

Students will live in the dormitories of the University de las Americas in Cholula, Puebla (UDLAP), a beautiful campus two hours away from Mexico City. They will receive classes in the Nauatl language and culture and History of Mexico in Spanish.

Four excursions are prepared to immerse students in the synchronic cultures of Mexico: pre-Hispanic, Hispanic, and contemporary mestizo society:       

Excursion 1. Visit to Downtown Puebla, a city designed by fray Toribio de Motolinia in 1531 to settle the newly arrived Spanish conquistadors. The historic center has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Highlights to visit are the Cathedral, the Government Palace, Rosary Chapel, or Chapel of the Rosario, masterfully decorated with a golden altar, Candy Street and the colorful Parian market.

 

Market

Excursion 2. Visit to the pyramid of Cholula. The pyramid stands 55 metres (180 ft.) above the surrounding plain, and is considered the biggest in the World in its base and volume (by height the biggest one is Giza, in Egipt). The temple was traditionally dedicated to divine force of Ketsalkoatl, wind, thunder, and knowledge. We will also visitthe Church of Santa María de Tonantsintla, a spectacular mosaic of religious imagery and a Humanity Patrimony.

Tonantzintla

Cholula Pyramid

Excursion 3. Back in Mexico City (June 13), we will visit the Museo de Antropología e Historia, the most important museum in the country which holds archeological pieces from all different cultures and regions in Mexico. We will pay great importance to the Mayan and Aztec halls, two of the more renowned cultures in the pre-Hispanic world.

The Sun Stone Calendar

Excursion 4. June 14 –  Students will go to Teotihuacan and visit the museum and pyramids

The Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1

Saturday June 1st

Arrival in Mexico City UDLAP will pick you up at the Benito Juárez (Mexico City) airport and take you to Cholula, Puebla to the UDLAP campus (2 hours away from Mexico City).
Day 2

Sunday  June 2nd

Orientation to UDLAP campus Day to visit and get familiar with the campus and the town of Cholula (outskirts of Puebla) where UDLAP is located
Day 3

Monday June 3

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours)  10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 4

Tuesday

June 4

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours)  10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 5

Wednesday

June 5

1st Excursion: UDLAP campus to Downtown Puebla We will take you from UDLAP Campus to Puebla City 16th century downtown area. Meal will be provided on campus.
Day 6

Thursday

June 6

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours) 10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 7

Friday

June 7

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours)  10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 8

Saturday

June 8

2md Excursion: From UDLAP to the surrounding areas Visit to pyramid of Cholula and Santa María de Tonantzntla Church.
Day 9

Sunday

June 9

 

UDLAP / Cholula / Puebla

 

Free Day

Day 10

Monday June 10

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours) 10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 11

Tuesday

June 11

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours) 10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 12

Wednesday

June 12

UDLAP campus Nauatl Language and Culture class (1.5 hours) 10-11:30 am. History of Mexico class (1.5 hours) 12:30-2 pm
Day 13

Thursday

June 13

Morning; return to Mexico City. Check in at Hotel.  Afternoon: Visit to the Museo de Antropología.
Day 14

Friday

June 14

Mexico City Teotihuacan
Day 15

Saturday

June 15

 

 

Mexico City Free Day in Mexico City

Mexico City Tour Bus (recommended)

Day 16 (Sunday, June 16) Departure from Mexico City Airport

All students participating in this program will need to complete the following:

  1. Pre-Travel Study Abroad Information Form
  2. Enroll in the course associated with this program
  3. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see if you are eligible for Aid and review this Financial Aid Checklist for Study Abroad
  4. Apply for Scholarships through the Peralta Colleges Foundation and GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/
  5. Read and sign Study Abroad Assumption of Risks, WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT, &  STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT
  6. Apply for a Passport (if you do not have one already – Check expiration date on Passport as well)
  7. Read our Pre-Departure Handbook
  8. Register with the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) – https://step.state.gov/step/
  9. Attend mandatory pre-departure orientations (Dates: TBD)
  10. Obtain proper immunizations as listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website – https://www.cdc.gov/

Details

Start:
June 1
End:
June 16
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