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Study Abroad 101: Mexico
Guanajuato, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter Break
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Program Description:
Program Description:
SVSU Partnership Program

Study Abroad 101: Mexico
Study Abroad 101 in Guanajuato
Winter Break 2019

About the Program
This trip is perfect for students who have never studied abroad and want to learn the basics of international travel. Participants will have the opportunity to spend a week over winter break in Guanajuato, a beautiful colonial town and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the central hills of Mexico. Through our partnership with the Universidad de Guanajuato, students will learn survival Spanish and experience Mexican culture. Excursions include the Mummy Museum, Diego Rivera Art Museum, Juarez Theater, Pipila Monument, Hidalgo Market, a Mexican Street Food Tour and much more! Participants who successfully complete this program will receive a $500 scholarship towards a second study abroad program.

The Details
January 5-12, 2019

Accommodations: Participants will stay in hotels for the duration of the program abroad

Eligibility: This program is open to SVSU students who have not studied abroad before. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, no current conduct record, and must submit a complete application by October 15, 2018. There are only 8 spots available for this program. If more than 8 completed applications are received, interviews will be held to finalize the program roster.

Course: This is a non-credit experience which keeps the program cost low.

To Apply: log on to to begin your online application. Completed applications must be submitted by October 15, 2018.

Program Cost 

The program cost is $1,500.
Program Fee Includes Additional Costs
Round-trip airfare
All ground transportation while abroad
International Health Insurance
All excursions
Some meals
Most meals
Personal Expenses 


Example Cost Overview
Fees Paid to SVSU  
Program fee $1,500
Anticipated other expenses  
Miscellaneous personal expenses $200
Passport/photos $165
Most meals ($15/day for 7 days) $105
Total Cost $1,970

Payment Schedule
October 15, 2018: $330 ($80 study abroad application fee and $250 program deposit). Both can be paid at Campus Financial Services Center on the 1st floor of Wickes Hall. Please bring your receipts to the Study Abroad Office in Wicks 230. 
December 6, 2018:  $1,250.00 (remaining program fee) 

For More Information
Please contact the Study Abroad Office at or 989-964-7337.
All program information including courses, costs, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change.
Program may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2019 01/12/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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