January 4 - 19, 2014
In Oaxaca students will visit rural-indigenous communities, dialogue with community leaders and activists, support indigenous women's microfinance projects, participate in one of the largest indigenous-run ecotourism project in Mexico, and meet with different environmental NGOs and learn about their efforts to promote sustainability. The program is designed to enhance students' environmental citizenship through a dynamic combination of on-site, in-class, and public service engagement.
The program, "Environment and Society in Oaxaco Mexico," is based in Oaxaca City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oaxaca City is a beautiful colonial city located in the Southwestern state of Oaxaca, home to the largest concentration of indigenous peoples in Mexico. Oaxaca is an ideal site from which to study the integral relation between the land and its people.
Students can earn 3 URI credits for one of the following courses:
While in Mexico, students will stay in dormitory style rooms or with home-stays.
Students will engage in cultural activities and excursions while in Mexico including:
Please contact Professor Pisa about the required pre-screening interview, in advance of your application at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Screening Student Information Sheet: Available Now!
Program Fee: TBA
|3 URI credits||Accommodations||Breakfast, lunch, some dinners|
|In-country transportation||Supplemental MedEx insurance||Excursions and cultural activities|
NOTE: All fees subject to change
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
|Application Deadline: October 15, 2013||Final Payment Due: January 1, 2014|
For more information, please contact:
|Program Director||URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator|
|Rosaria Pisa||Kelly Watts|
|Department of Anthropology and Sociology||Office of International Education|