Vivir Oaxaca


From the Wang Center website:

“Designed for advanced Spanish language students with an interest in Latin American Studies, this unique semester program explores the intersection of development, culture, and social change through the lens of the dynamic and evolving context of contemporary Mexico. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca – declared “Humanity’s Cultural Patrimony” by the United Nations – the program explores and affirms the rich diversity of contemporary Mexican society and culture. It engages the issues that challenge the country’s continued growth and establishes a foundation to understand the history of U.S./Mexico relations and the Mexican experience in the United States. Ultimately, the program strives to build knowledge and understanding of one of the United State’s closest yet least understood neighbors.”

We recognize that studying away can be an intimidating experience – perhaps you have never traveled outside of the country, you don’t know the people you are going with, or you are just nervous about being in a whole new culture. To give you a perspective of what studying away in Oaxaca will actually be like, we have compiled stories, profiles, and pictures from Oaxaca alumni and faculty to help you feel ready to immerse yourself in this new culture. We hope you enjoy!

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