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Oaxaca, Mexico​

​​​​​Central Michigan University elementary teacher education students have a unique opportunity to live, learn and teach in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students participating in this program will enhance their global perspective and gain valuable experience working with children in a bilingual school system — all while earning CMU course credit during the summer. The program takes place over five weeks during the summer.  ​​​

Group meetings and daily seminars in Oaxaca will be used to prepare teaching activities and to process learning experiences. Students will participate in several cultural field trips as well as have free time to explore the vibrant life of downtown Oaxaca City, located in the blocks that surround our main lodging area, which has been noted for its cultural richness and history.
Students will gain global awareness through a short-term international experience and learn in bilingual school settings.

Applications: Two applications are required.

  1. Global Experience Pre-Student Teaching Application
  2. Office of Study Abroad 
For more information about the Oaxaca experience please contact the Center for Clinical Experiences at

For information on scholarships, expenses, lodging information and more, please visit the Office of Study Abroad.

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