Study Abroad in Chiapas, Mexico in Spring 2014
Political Science Associate Professor Peggy James will be leading an international service learning experience to Chiapas, Mexico in the spring of 2014.
Students will have the opportunity to earn three upper level credits in POLS 346-Indigenous Communities and complete service learning in southern Mexico. Live and work with the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico for ten days from March 20-30. This will be a challenging trip, where you will sleep in hammocks, bathe and wash your clothes in the rivers, and cook your own food over open flames. The majority of people in the world live under these conditions, experience and appreciate what this means.
The Zapatistas maintain a resistance movement to the Mexican Government and to international capitalism. Their political and social identity is founded on their Mayan heritage; they maintain Mayan dialects, educational philosophies, and agricultural practices.
Not only will students learn about indigenous communities and the politics of identity in Latin America; they will also be able to engage and learn from community members, actively working towards identity and autonomy. International Service Learning has been identified as a High Impact Practice, and is a valuable addition to any student's resume or graduate school application.
The deadline to apply is January 28, 2014 and there are only four spots left! Contact Peggy James for more information, 262-595-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.