Latin American Studies in Puebla, Mexico
Winter and Spring Quarters
Advising: Jaime Perozo 296-5381 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gonzalo Montoya 296-2471 email@example.com
Sonia Barrios 296-2458 firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Luna 296-5376 email@example.com
Academics: The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) in Puebla, Mexico, will follow the regular Seattle University Winter and Spring Quarter schedules. Students are advised to arrive in Puebla at least 2 days before classes start. Classes will be held at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, a Jesuit university of about 5,000 students in southwestern Puebla. Students will attend classes three hours each day, Monday through Friday. All classes will be conducted in Spanish. The prerequisites for enrollment in the winter quarter of this program are Spanish 215 (5 credits). This course will be offered during Fall Quarter 2010 at Seattle University. The prerequisites for enrollment in the spring quarter of this program are 15 credits of second year Spanish courses, or the equivalent as determined by the program director. In addition, every LASP participant must complete a weekly 1 hour LASP orientation course in fall quarter 2010 at Seattle University. This course provides a cultural and practical orientation in preparation for living in Mexico. Students are required to participate in a major field trip for approximately two weeks in Mexico, which is a requirement of the course entitled SP 393-Latin American History, Politics and Societies. The cost of this educational trip is the responsibility of each student.
Credits: Students earn a total for 15 quarter credits during both winter and spring quarters.
Housing: All students are required to reside with Mexican families selected by the program.
Program Cost Estimates:
- Seattle University Tuition (15 credits) $11,955*
- Round-trip Airfare, Seattle to Mexico City $1,000*
- Room and Board $1,500*
- Major Field Trip (Spring Quarter only) $ 700*
- Miscellaneous Spending Money $1,200*
- TOTAL $16,355*
*These figures represent approximate costs.
- 3.00 cumulative GPA
- 3.30 Spanish Language GPA
- Level of interest in Spanish language acquisition and Latin American culture.
- A personal interview may be required for some applicants prior to acceptance into the program.
Application Deadline: April 10, 2014.
Please submit the following items directly to the Department of Modern Languages, Xavier Hall 101, by April 10, 2014:
- A completed application form.
- An official transcript of grades from the school you are currently attending. If you are currently attending S.U., make an unofficial copy of your transcript and send it to the Modern Languages Department.
- A recent photograph of yourself.
- A short essay of 150 words explaining your reasons for applying to the Latin American Studies Program.
Applicants must also complete the Online Horizons Application.
If you are accepted into the LASP program, you must submit to the Department of Modern Languages a $200 non-refundable deposit (check only), no later than May 7, 2014.
All applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for admission at Seattle University as regular students. If you have any questions regarding a financial aid package for this program - scholarships, grants, loans – please contact the Financial Aid Office at Seattle University at 296-5847. Students are responsible for making their own financial arrangements.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Modern Language Department.
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