CC Program in Latin America

FALL 2022: Mérida, México

The CC in Latin America program offers students a unique multidisciplinary experience abroad. The Fall 2022 program provides academic immersion for two blocks into Mexican and Maya cultures on the block plan, with CC faculty from different academic disciplines.

Minimum prerequisites: SP201 or placement into SP305. Both courses will be taught in Spanish.

This is a two-block program. Individual blocks are not an option.

Course Information

Block 3

SP 312 – Oral Practice and Composition Abroad: Cultura yucateca: visual and performing arts. Professor Naomi Wood.

Through an exploration of visual and performing arts, this course will examine the dominant narratives of Yucatán’s regional identity. As the second-largest indigenous population in México and the dominant population in Mérida, Maya artistic influence will be the primary focus of this course as we look at urbanization, changing industries, and creative social movements. 

Fulfills 1 unit of the language study requirement. Fulfills the Equity & Power - Global requirement (pending).

Block 4

SO 190/SP 308 – Topics in Sociology: Cuerpo y territorio. Professor Chantal Figueroa.

This course is led by the question: How to be in a community? It centers theorizations of Maya feminist scholars. During this class, students are asked to bring theories to action through the writing and performing of a play in Spanish. This performance will stem from a weeklong workshop with Maya artists. 

Fulfills the Creative Process requirement.

Both courses count for the minor and major in Spanish. Both courses may also count toward the 5-unit Latin American Studies minor (contact a LAS advisor if interested).

Possible program-sponsored trips: Chichén Itzá and Uxmal archeological sites, Valladolid, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, and the Celestún biosphere reserve. 

Application Deadlines & Process: The application is available now on SUMMIT. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until April 1st, 2022. After you submit your application you will be contacted to set up an interview.

Other questions? Please contact Prof. Marinescu, Program Director at

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