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Study in Mexico

The Department of English, Humanities, and Languages of Southeastern Oklahoma State University is pleased to offer an immersion program in Spanish language and Mexican culture. This three-week program will be held at the Instituto Universitario del Valle de Santiago, located in the historic and charming downtown district of Saltillo, capital city of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila.

Students will be taught entirely in Spanish by highly qualified Mexican university instructors who will work with the Southeastern representative to assign grades. As an important part of the immersion experience, students from Southeastern will be housed with non-English-speaking Mexican host families.  Additional activities will include local sightseeing and two weekend day trips.

Who is eligible?
Southeastern students who have completed three semesters of Spanish (SPAN 1113, SPAN 1223 and SPAN 2113).  This immersion program is not intended for beginning students of Spanish.

How much will it cost?
$1,095.  This amount includes the cost of housing, meals, books, tuition in Mexico, and all instructional materials.  This price does not include transportation to and from Mexico; Southeastern tuition and fees; spending money; passport or Mexican entrance visa fees.

How much credit will I get?
Three semester hours credit in SPAN 4163: Saltillo Immersion Spanish.

What will I be doing while I’m there?
Your daily schedule will look like this:
9:00 am – 10:00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)  Spanish Language Topic
10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. (Monday – Friday)  Instruction in Mexican culture
11:00 am – 12:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)  Intensive Conversation
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)  Learn Mexican Dance, Perform in Skits
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)  Tutoring:  One-on-one conversational practice with a tutor of your same sex and approximate age
One Saturday day-trip to the town of Parras (cost of meals and expenses additional).
One Saturday excursion to the mountains.

What is the deadline to enroll?
June 3, 2012.

Is there a deposit?
Yes.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is due by April 1, 2012.  The $100 will be credited to the total cost of the program in Mexico.

Will anyone from Southeastern be around?
Of course!  Mr. Kim McGehee, Spanish faculty member, has been going to Saltillo every summer for more than 20 years.  He will be the on-site Southeastern representative.

This program requires a minimum of eight (8) students.  Reserve your place early! For more information, contact Mr. Kim McGehee at 580-745-2674 or email