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CofC in Mexico 2018: Teaching Mexico: Assessing Culture

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: Jun 16, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 23, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $1,696
Program Locations: Mexico City
Contact Phone: 8439530441
Contact Name: Sabrina Prioleau
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Roundtrip airfare from Charleston to Mexico City
- Lodging
- Some meals
- Local transportation
- Entrance Fees
- International Medical Insurance
What is not Included: - Passport fees
- Some meals
- Personal spending money
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2017-18 in-state tuition rate for three credits is $1,650 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2017-18 out-of-state tuition rate for three credits is $2,145(plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.
Program Description


SPAN 630: Seminar in Hispanic Studies: Teaching Mexico: Assessing Culture (3 credits)


This graduate-level course examines the culture and history of Mexico while applying this knowledge to the development of an authentic cultural unit and the creation of Integrated Performance Assessments for the Spanish classroom. The course will be conducted in Spanish.

Mexico is one of our neighbors, closest trading partners, the most populous Spanish-speaking country on the planet, and the product of over 8 centuries of civilizations. Still, it is widely unknown in the USA. This course is meant to guide future and current teachers on developing lessons about Mexican culture, and assessing their and their students' work.

The summer course is hybrid: there are 4 face-to-face classes, online modules, and on-site visits to cultural sites in Mexico City. Students will visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in the historic center, as well as Xochimilco and Teotihuacán. Most importantly, future and current teachers will experience the vibrant culture of Mexico and will be empowered to share what they learn with their own students.

The trip includes two meals per day.


This course and its embedded travel component is open to graduate students in the M.Ed. in Languages program, graduate students in other programs at the College of Charleston, teachers in South Carolina and neighboring states, and graduate students in South Carolina and neighboring states. Please note that non-CofC students need to apply to the Graduate School as non-degree seeking students.

-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport or be eligible to obtain a valid passport


Dr. Joseph Weyers
Department of Hispanic Studies

Professor Weyers is a Professor of Spanish and has led student programs to Mexico, Spain, and Colombia

Dr. Silvia Rodriguez Sabater
Department of Hispanic Studies

Professor Sabater is an Associate Professor of Spanish and directs the M.Ed. in Languages program.

Quick Facts

Population: 114975406
Capital: Mexico City (Distrito Federal)
Per-capita GDP: $ 14800
Size: 1964375 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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