Art in Mexico City: Pre-Hispanic, Modern and Contemporary offers students an immersive cross-cultural experience in the vibrant juxtaposition of pre-Hispanic, modern and contemporary art in Mexico. The 3 week program will establish a temporary school in urban Mexico City, the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, where it will immerse students in Mexican culture while providing a forum for critical discussions of ethnicity and identity, as understood through art, culture and tourism. Students will participate in regular seminar discussions with the program leaders and local figures, and will travel together to studio visits with contemporary artists and to galleries, museums, markets, and archeological sites. Students will create visual artwork as a way of recording and responding to their experiences, in the form of a visual journal in their chosen medium, and will share their work in regular critiques. A final work will be required, in which students combine their visual journals with a written text which responds to the group discussions. The program is led by Neill Prewitt, Lecturer in Art & Design at GSU.
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.
May 11 Flight from Atlanta to Mexico city; Move into apartments; welcome dinner and tour of the neighborhood
May 12 Mexican cutlure and the city lecture; tour the central Square/ el Zocalo & the Cathedral, Ciudadela, market
May 13 discussion on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo; Frida Kahlo House Museum, & Murals of Diego Rivera at the National Palace
May 14 Reading discussion; Church of San Hipolito; Studio Afternoon
May 15 National Anthropology Museum;- Lecture and tour of Codexis from Francisco González-Hermosillo Adams; Gallery Openings and Gallery hopping*
May 16 Studio Day in the Collection at the National Anthropology Museum
May 17 Free Day/ Studio Day
May 18 National Institute National Institute of Fine Arts
May 19 Reading discussion; Visit Coyoacán
May 20 Class Discussion and Critique of Journals; Studio Visit With Local Artist
May 21 Tour of Templo Mayor Museum; Lecture from Francisco González-Hermosillo Adams
May 22 Class Discussion and Lectures; Drawing in the Zocalo
May 23 Palacio Bellas Artes
May 24 Free Day/ Studio Day
May 25 Tour of Vasconcelos Library; Studio Visits - One on one with Instructors
May 26 Field Trip to the Teotihuacan
May 27 Studio Day
May 28 Studio Visit With Local Artist; Group Dinner- Plaza Garibaldi- Mariachi Shows
May 29 Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil; Gallery Openings and Gallery hopping
May 30 Apartment Check- Preparing for Departure
May 31 Free Day/ Studio Day
June 1 Depart MEX airport; Arrive in Atlanta
Participants will stay in comfortable, double-occupancy rooms near the city center in Mexico.
The program is open to undergraduate/graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Welch School of Art & Design. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. There are no prerequisites for this course. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised.
- 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 6
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for ART 4980
and graduate students should register for ART 6980
. 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 $$2944.34, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. 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
- Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
- Daily continental breakfast
- Travel between cities & local transit
- Selected city orientations
- Group cultural events
- Four additional dinner
- 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
February 1, 2020:$750 Deposit is due with your application.
March 1, 2020: $750 payment is due.
April 1, 2020: Program fee posted to PAW's, remaining balance of $1444.34 is due along with tuition & fees for Summer term
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 available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- 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
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 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
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303