CGEE: Cuernavaca - International Business and Global Citizenship

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Today's business leaders are increasingly well-served by a global perspective. Gain your international experience in Mexico, the business capital of Latin America and the United States' third-largest trading partner. Improve your Spanish language ... read more

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Today's business leaders are increasingly well-served by a global perspective. Gain your international experience in Mexico, the business capital of Latin America and the United States' third-largest trading partner. Improve your Spanish language skills and understanding of Mexican culture in order to communicate with and serve the largest immigrant group in the United States - a group that is rapidly increasing in economic influence. We emphasize success in business, while also encouraging a commitment to corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and equality by exposing you to both the opportunities and challenges of international business. Internships for credit are available. The program includes regional travel (included in program fee) to places such as Mexico City, Puebla, Teotihuacan, Toluca, a volcano, and a natural water park.

Earn credit in business disciplines including Accounting, Marketing, and Business Administration. In addition to your major courses in business, we offer a variety of your general education requirement courses in language, Biology, a health and wellness course in Latin Dance, Political Science, among many others!

Location: Mexico is more than a spring break destination; it takes center stage in debates about globalization, U.S. immigration policy, and sustainable economic development. The program is based in Cuernavaca, a city known for its perennial springtime (70-80 degrees). Cuernavaca, the capital of the state of Morelos, is about a 1 1/2 hours drive south of Mexico City. Both the city and the state are important in Mexican history: the palace of the conqueror Hernan Cortez borders the central plaza in Cuernavaca and Morelos is known as “the cradle of the Mexican revolution” of 1910 led by Emiliano Zapata, who was born in a small town near Cuernavaca. A city of more than one million, Cuernavaca is also known for its innovative grass-roots education programs, economic cooperatives, and base Christian communities inspired by liberation theology.

Student Life with CGEE-Mexico: The CGEE campus in Mexico is a 15-minute walk from downtown Cuernavaca and the main city plaza, in the neighborhood of San Antón. CGEE is well established in San Antón and has many friends and close connections in the neighborhood, including some of the homestay families. CGEE is located at the top of one of the large ravines that runs through the city, offering a dramatic view from the nearby bridge that leads to downtown. Because of the ravine, there is a 100 foot waterfall right in the neighborhood, a local eco-tourist attraction. Right across the bridge, students will find a large public garden/park, an independent movie theater, the Cathedral, and several popular cafés. CGEE-Mexico’s campus includes two houses across the street from each other with ample living and study space for students, a library, computer labs and wireless internet, kitchen and dining areas, and outdoor patios and gardens. The Universal language school, where students take Spanish courses, conveniently is located right up the street and has a swimming pool and racquetball court.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • International Business
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Marketing
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Year Founded:
1979
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