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Summer Sessions Study Abroad 2004



Dates: January 3 - 11, 2007
Cost: $1480
Summary: The study abroad program in Oaxaca enables students to explore the ways in which indigenous peoples thrive in the midst of a globalizing world.
Additional Information
Location: PHOENIX, AZ (DECEMBER 27 - 28, 2006)
In Phoenix, students will attend an orientation at Arizona State University prior to departing for Oaxaca city.

Valley of Oaxaca and Oaxaca city, Mexico (JANUARY 3 – 11, 2007)
The Valley of Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico is filled with crafts villages, regal ruined cities, and indigenous culture. This Valley is the heartland of Mexico’s indigenous Zapotec people and a place where villages famed for weaving and woodcarving thrive. Teotitlan del Valle, “Place of the Gods” in Nahuatl, is home to renowned Zapotec weavers famed for their beautiful woven wool carpets. Monte Alban, where a majestic city stood for over 1000 years, is one of Mesoamerica’s most regal and spectacular ruined cities. Many experts believe it to have been America’s earliest metropolis. Oaxaca de Juarez, the capital city of the state of Oaxaca, is one of Mexico’s most enjoyable post-colonial cities.
Eligibility: The program is open to all ASU students. Proficiency in Spanish is NOT a prerequisite for students enrolled in the POL, SBS or MAS courses. For students enrolled in SPA, some previous knowledge of Spanish is required. The first deadline for applications, including the $150 non refundable deposit is September 29, 2006. However, applications will be accepted until November 17, 2006 or until the program is full. Non-ASU students will need to apply to the university via the internet before November 17, 2006.
Students will take one of the following courses:

POL 454 Mexico: Politics, Economy, Cultures
Or SBS 450 ST: Topics in Local-Global (3)

SPA 394 ST: Spanish Lang. & Indigenous Culture in Oaxaca (3)
MAS 591 S: Fair Trade and Indigenous Cultures in Oaxaca (3)

Students will be housed in double occupancy rooms in guest houses or posadas for the duration of the program. Two meals per day as well as transportation to and from all programmed activities are included.
Cost: The cost of $1480 (subject to possible change) includes: double-occupancy room, 2 meals per day, excursions, staff support and all program activities and facilities. Not included: ASU tuition and fees, airfare, health/travel insurance and personal expenses.
For More Information Contact:

Julie Murphy Erfani
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
ASU at the West Campus
Phone: 602-234-4719
Fax: 602-543-6004


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