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Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences Sponsoring Department: Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Mexico
June 30 - July 13, 2019 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Scott Crossley | 25 Park Place, Suite 1500 | scrossley@gsu.edu

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Guanajuato City The program will provide interested students in the GSU community with the opportunity to travel to Mexico and teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners at the Instituto Cervantes, Apostolic (ICA) in San Luis Potosí , Mexico. The proposed program will take place over a two-week period at the beginning of July. Students will teach English classes to EFL students for four hours in the morning and join the EFL students in activities in the afternoon. GSU students will work with faculty prior to their trip to Mexico in order to develop and hone their teaching skills and create curriculum for their classes. Students will also work with faculty during their stay in Mexico in order to maximize success in the classroom. The program will be financially supported by the ICA, who will provide students with airfare, lodging, and some meals.

GSU Study Abroad Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Mexico There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

June 30: Depart Atlanta, arrive San Luis Potosí, Mexico
July 1 - 5: Instructional activities
July 6 - 7: Trip to Zacatecas
July 8 - 11: Instructional activities
July 12: Student Ceremony
July 13: Depart San Luis Potosí, Mexico, arrive Atlanta

Accommodations

Accommodations will be provided by ICA in either local hotel or a homestay. If a hotel, comfortable double occupancy rooms will be provided. If living in a homestay, students will have their own room.
GSU Study Abroad Teaching English as a Foreign Language in MexicoProgram size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergradaute students should register for AL 4141 and graduate students should register for AL 8270. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $300, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. The program will be financially supported by the Instituto Cervantes, Apostolic (ICA), who will provide students with airfare, lodging, and some meals. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Homestay or hotel accommodations
  • Some meals
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
  • Georgia State tuition and fees
  • Passport or visa fees
  • Additional meals
  • Excess baggage charges and tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel not associated with the program
Payment Schedule
February 11, 2019: $300 deposit due

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not availble in time to use for your inital payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requriements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
GSU Study Abroad Teaching English in Mexico particpant standing outside her classroom Students particpating in GSU-sponosred programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Medium to long distance walking

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
GSU Study Abroad Teaching English in Mexico Group Photo Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.