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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Communication, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Government, History, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish
Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2
Program Description:

Delve into site-specific subjects, in your choice of semester concentrations, to create positive social change

Based in Cuernavaca, the capital of the Mexican state of Morelos in central Mexico, this exciting semester program offers coursework in Intercultural Communication and Media (for fall semester students) or Migration and Transnationality, along with liberal arts options (for fall and spring students).

Fall program students can participate in the Communication and Media Studies concentration of Migration and Social Change in Mexico, which equips you for the challenge of today’s media. A focus on socially conscious, responsible journalism is garnered through meeting with traditionally marginalized by society, including migrants, deportees, immigrant returnees from the US, indigenous people, women, LGBTQ people, and others.

Fall and Spring students can choose a concentration from the Liberal Arts, Migration, and Social Change program. Concentrations include Migration Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Liberal Arts; and Spanish Language. 

  • Customizable, with a wide array of course choices, supported by experiential learning which enhance your understanding of complex cultures and intercultural communication.
  • Includes a homestay in an indigenous Nahua community, and homestay placement while in Cuernavaca.
  • The program includes most meals.
  • A wide array of program excursions focus on the foment of positive social change and the understanding of the forces of globalization, migration, and transnational identity.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.