- Earn 6 upper division GE credits while studying for 3 weeks in Yucatan, Mexico.
- Developmental Psychology (PSYC 361) explores theories of human development from a sociohistorical perspective. Contemporary Maya Life and Culture (HUM 350) introduces students to the challenges face by indigenous populations in Mexico and their struggle for human rights. Courses taught by Professor Lucia Alcalá
- Predeparture online classes will prepare you to immerse yourself in in Maya culture and major theories of human development.
- Visit Chichen-Itza, a pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people and one of the new seven wonders of the world, as well as other Maya archeological sites
- Spend 3 days in the Maya community of Yuxana; homestay with local families
- Visit sacred Cenotes – natural sinkholes – and other natural
- Volunteer at an elementary school in the Maya community of Dzitnup or at a Human Rights Center in Valladolid, Yucatán
- Meet with activists in Isla Holbox working to ensure Maya people have access to public beaches and other natural resources
- Excursion along the Riviera Maya, and enjoy a private tour in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
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Why I Studied Abroad
"Only one percent of college students study abroad, and I'm so glad that I chose to be one of them. Studying abroad was a dream come true, and being able to support my expectations with some firsthand experience was both a challenge and a reward. If you're truly prepared to immerse yourself in another culture and ingest what it has to offer, it will change you - for the better. I highly recommend that you take the plunge!"
- Kirsten O'Brien, 2016
HUM 350: Contemporary Mayan Life and Culture (3 units) [GE C.3 & Z]
This course introduces students to the challenges face by indigenous populations in Mexico and their struggle for human rights, examining its people and culture. A special focus will be placed on the importance of natural resources to the regional economy and the political struggles to maintain their Maya culture and identity. Readings, guest lecturers, site visits and service-learning opportunities will examine the rich Maya culture and the challenges of preserving these practices in an increasingly urbanized and global context.
PSYC 361: Developmental Psychology (3 units) [GE - E]
This course examines human psychological development from the prenatal period through old age. In this class, human development theories are examined from an indigenous perspective using history and contemporary events to facilitate students’ understanding of the interdependence of biological and cultural aspects of human development.
Location: Student Success Center, room H-112
Exploration Events and Information Sessions
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