Edúcate Ya

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Study Abroad ‘Immersion’ Programs 2017

Study Abroad with Educate Ya!

Choose one of our customized programs, or build your own!

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2017 PROGRAMS:

These programs are designed for people interested in visiting Mexico, and learning Spanish, but not in the traditional way. Our unique and alternative educational programs will allow you to travel, study Spanish and learn about culture through a specific social lens. Embark on a journey of learning and growth, where you will form new bonds with wonderful people, create joyous new memories, and acquire incredible and invaluable life experiences. Read about each distinctive program to see which one is right for you!

For more information call: 503-238-5790
Or email: info@educateya.org


 

Day of the Dead – Full Immersion Program in Cuernavaca, Mexico

October 21st – November 5th (or 12th), 2017 ( US $1,200 or $1650)*

Also known as the City of Eternal Spring, Cuernavaca (kwer-nah-vah-kah), Mexico is a safe and beautiful city in central Mexico. Enjoy the festivities of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) while taking Spanish classes and living with a Mexican host family for two or three weeks. Increase your knowledge and understanding of the language and culture, through our dynamic Full Immersion program. El Día de Muertos is one of the most popular traditions in Mexico, with an abundance of colorful and creative expression, which serves to remember and honor the dead, while celebrating life at the same time. Don’t miss this opportunity for a life-changing experience. Contact us for more information today.

The festivities last for 8 days, from October 29th to November 5th. This program is offered as a two or three-week program. The two-week program goes from October 21st to November 5th, and includes 2 weeks of Spanish study and homestay – the week before the commencement of the festivities, and the week of the festivities. The three-week program goes from October 21st to November 12th, and includes three weeks of Spanish study and homestay – the one before the festivities, the week of the festivities, as well as additional week before returning to Portland.


 

Winter 2017 Programs :

 

 

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LGBTQ+ PROGRAM (WINTER 2017)

January 07th – 20th, 2017 ($ 1,438) *

For anyone interested in learning about the real situation of the LGBTQ+ community in Mexico through the study of the language and cultural exchange. The program will teach participants about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in Mexico and Latin America.

Learn about Mexican culture and gender roles in contemporary Mexico, and gain an understanding of the cultural context of LGBTQ+ identity in Mexico. Small class sizes (no more than 5 students) allows for a supported and connected group.

This two-week program includes round table discussions, guest speakers (artists, activists and community leaders), field trips, museum visits, videos, meetings with local community groups, and more. The program includes a LBGTQ+ welcoming home-stay. Students are evaluated and placed at the appropriate level of Spanish language instruction.


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WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO (WINTER 2017)

January 07th – 20th, 2017 ($ 1,438) 

For all genders interested in studying Spanish while learning about Mexican culture, politics and economics through the lens of women’s experience and struggles for social justice. Study how women from various backgrounds (i.e., indigenous, students, workers) have been affected by the neo-liberal model of globalization and the kinds of mobilization they have initiated or participated in. Establish and strengthen links between women of different countries (whose lives in an increasing globalized world are more interrelated than ever) by sharing our common struggles for justice and equity.


SUMMER 2017 PROGRAMS:

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LANGUAGE AND CULTURE FOR EDUCATORS (SUMMER 2017)

June 03rd – 23rd, 2017 ($ 2,013) 

This program is for educators who would like to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to better serve Spanish speakers in their classes. This three-week program includes intensive Spanish classes and a variety of cultural/educational activities such as weekend excursions, guest speakers, museum visits, round table discussions, encounters with local schools K-12+ and community groups, videos, etc. and a home-stay. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the Mexican educational system. School visits provide the opportunity to interact with students in Spanish and discuss subjects of mutual interest with teachers and administrators. Most program activities are in Spanish with English translations when necessary.


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LGBTQ+ PROGRAM (SUMMER 2017)

June 10th – 30th, 2017 ($ 2,063) 

For anyone interested in learning about the real situation of the LGBTQ+ community in Mexico through the study of the language and cultural exchange. The program will teach participants about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement in Mexico and Latin America.

Learn about Mexican culture and gender roles in contemporary Mexico, and gain an understanding of the cultural context of LGBTQ+ identity in Mexico. Small class sizes (no more than 5 students) allows for a supported and connected group.

This two-week program includes round table discussions, guest speakers (artists, activists and community leaders), field trips, museum visits, videos, meetings with local community groups, and more. The program includes a LBGTQ+ welcoming home-stay. Students are evaluated and placed at the appropriate level of Spanish language instruction.


frida_kahlo_self_portraitWOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN MEXICO (SUMMER 2017)

July 08th – 21st, 2017 ($ 1,438) 

For all genders interested in studying Spanish while learning about Mexican culture, politics and economics through the lens of women’s experience and struggles for social justice. Study how women from various backgrounds (i.e., indigenous, students, workers) have been affected by the neoliberal model of globalization and the kinds of mobilization they have initiated or participated in. Establish and strengthen links between women of different countries (whose lives in an increasing globalized world are more interrelated than ever) by sharing our common struggles for justice and equity.


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MEDICINE IN MEXICO: PREHISPANIC, INSTITUTIONAL & ALTERNATIVE (SUMMER 2017)

August 06th – 20th, 2017 ($ 1,438) 

For traditional and alternative healthcare practitioners and students interested in learning about medical practices in Mexico including pre-Hispanic, current institutional and alternative practices. Also for anyone looking for a better understanding of Hispanic populations or anyone who is interested in health issues and terminology in Spanish.

This 2-week program is meant for all those who work in healthcare: nurses and family doctors, alternative healthcare practitioners, as well as specialists and midwives. You will learn about the healthcare system in Mexico and about the way workers are organized. Discussions include social and cultural issues like health and human rights, health and spirituality, cultural beliefs about health, indigenous beliefs and practices, birth control methods, working with contagious illnesses, speaking with Latino patients, talking about domestic violence, the place of elderly or handicapped people in our society, and much more.


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SPANISH LANGUAGE FOR MINISTRY (SUMMER 2017)

August 12th – 25th, 2017 ($ 1,438) 

The program begins in Cuernavaca, Mexico where the Base Christian Communities were born. Learn about the history and formation of the BCCs that can serve as a model for ministry within Latino communities in the U.S. Participate in a BCC meeting and dialogue with priests and lay leaders who are active in the BCCs. Visit local community projects and hear from the local leaders.

Home-stay with a family who is active in the BCCs will be provided.


* The price of all of the programs includes Spanish classes and room and board with host family; the price does not include transportation costs (airfare) or excursions or personal spending money

For more information call: 503-238-5790
Or email: info@educateya.org

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