Study Abroad

Cultures & Histories in San cRISTOBAL, cHIAPAS, mEXICO

06/07/17-06/30/17



Program Description 

This program will give students an opportunity to learn about Chiapas from the Colonial Period to the present, as well as to acquire knowledge regarding indigenous cultures in Mexico. Professor Palka will offer an independent study research project tailored for each student and a local instructor will teach the “Introduction to Mexican History and Cultures" course.  Students will receive 6 credit hours upon completion of the program. 


Special Features
* Led by UIC Professor Joel Palka and local faculty
*Several all day field trips to Chincultiq, Museum of Anthropology, Chamula
*Half day field trips in and around St. Cristobal

Housing / Meals
Students will be housed in a program house. Meals will be provided.

Eligibility 

Students who have an overall UIC GPA of 2.5/4.0; have at least 12 hours of UIC credit; and have completed two semesters of Spanish or the equivalent. 

Cost
The program fee* of $3,050.00 includes tuition, housing, all meals, airport pickup, all program related study tours, and orientations. Additional expenses include airfare, international health insurance and personal expenses.

Scholarships
We are pleased to announce that we are making available 2 scholarships worth $500 each for participants in our new Chiapas Study Abroad program this summer, led by Professor Joel Palka.

Applications are due by March 17th to the San Cristobal de las Casas,
Chiapas Study Abroad Award Fund Selection Committee
UIC Study Abroad Office
502 University Hall (MC 227)  
 
To participate in the Study Abroad you must first attend a "First Steps"  meeting in the Study Abroad office (502 UH)
This spring there are First Step Sessions:
Mondays @ 2:00
Tuesdays @ 12:30
Wednesdays @ 11:00 & 2:00
Thursdays @ 12:30
Fridays @ 11:00
Location: 502 University Hall


***This program may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met***
Financial Aid may be applied. 

Deadline: March 20, 2015

 

Contact Irina Krymova at krymova@uic.edu 
UIC Study Abroad Office, 502 UH, 312-413-7662