Study Abroad

Artistic Influences in Mexican Culture - Tlaquepaque, Mexico

This interdisciplinary course meets for three weeks in Tlaquepaque, Mexico.  Tlaquepaque, Springfield’s sister city in Mexico, is noted for its vibrant culture and art scene, making it a perfect venue for a study abroad program.  Classroom sessions, taught by Dr. Sokol entirely on site at the hotel where students stay, cover local Mexican art, history, and culture.  Out-of-class educational experiences, led by Dr. Sokol and Ed Derr with the frequent assistance of local tour guides, include excursions to theatres, cathedrals, artisans skilled in glass blowing and pottery, mariachi bands, and even a tequila factory.  Tlaquepaque sits as a suburb of Guadalajara, a modern city larger than any in the state of Missouri and offering untold cultural adventure.

Dates of travel: May 19 – June 9, 2015
Program Fee*: $2962 per student
Tuition for 4 credit hours: approx. $1010 per student
Personal expenses**:  approx. $500 - $650

Total Approximate Cost: $4,650 per student

Non-refundable Deposit:  $500 due December 1, 2014
Remaining Balance due by March 1, 2015 (refund policy explained in program description handout)

* Program fee includes: round-trip airfare from Springfield, housing at Quinta Don Jose Inn in Tlaquepaque, all planned group transportation expenses, all study tours and activities, health insurance,and service project supplies.  Prices are subject to the fluctuation in currency exchange rates.

**Personal expenses include: food (however, students will be staying in villas complete with full-kitchens and food preparation capabilities to reduce meal expenses, and a continental breakfast is provided each morning), souvenirs, passport fees, textbooks, personal items, etc.


CORE 201: Global Foundations (3 credit hours)

PDEV 284:  Leadership & the World (1 credit hour)

PDEV 205:  Engaged Learning (0 credit hour)

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Mick Sokol
(417) 873-6821
Ed Derr
(417) 873-7457