Conexiones Veracruz - The African Presence in Mexico

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On this trip we will visit a number of Afromexican communities and historical locations associated with the slave trade in Veracruz. We will delve into the roots of Olmec culture examine all but a few of the colossal Olmec heads of Los Tuxtlas, La... read more

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On this trip we will visit a number of Afromexican communities and historical locations associated with the slave trade in Veracruz. We will delve into the roots of Olmec culture examine all but a few of the colossal Olmec heads of Los Tuxtlas, La Venta, and San Lorenzo de los Negros. Beyond our study of the African Presence in Mexico, we will also take advantage of many other cultural opportunities in and around the communities we are scheduled to visit. The majestic waterfalls at Eyipantla, the magnificent pyramids at Teotihuacan, the startling temples at Tajin, and the placid waters of Lake Catemaco are but a few of the incredible sites we will visit during this brief but impactful study abroad experience. Please contact Dora Elena Careaga-Coleman at careaga@unm.edu for more information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
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University of New Mexico (UNM) Scholarships

In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas. Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.

$500-1,000

Deadlines:
Fall Semester or Academic Year: April 15 Spring Semester or Calendar Year: October 15 Summer: March 15 Spring Break: February 1 Winter Break: November 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
You are eligible to apply if you are: An undergraduate, degree-seeking UNM student; In good academic standing at UNM; Planning to participate in an approved UNM study abroad program, such as international exchange, short-term or faculty-led international course, intensive language study, independent study, international internship, service-learning program, etc; Able to demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants studying in non-English speaking countries. Grants may not be deferred; if you are awarded a grant but decide to postpone your study abroad, you will have to submit a new grant application.

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