UPAEP Summer Programs
Live the full Mexican experience in our innovative Spanish Immersion Program during the summer of 2016. Immerse yourself in the majestic city of Puebla. Be amazed by the colorful city of Oaxaca and the greatness of one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City. Experience traditional Mexico by discovering the magic of Cuetzalan and the ancient cities of the Pre – Hispanic cultures. Learn Spanish while living with Mexican families and interacting with local and international students. Mexican host students will guide you through all these wonderful experiences, improving your Spanish by leaps and bounds.
Unlike the majority of Spanish immersion programs, this program ties weekly cultural trips directly into academic study. You will be able to choose from three different levels of language courses so that you will have the best opportunity to practice your Spanish. Classes are based on written and spoken texts addressing a variety of themes that will allow students to approach Mexican culture with ease and experience it to the fullest.
Spanish courses are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) content and proficiency standards. The content standards are the 5 C’s: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. These standards determine what students can do with language. The proficiency guidelines determine how well students demonstrate communicative competency using linguistic skills in three modes of communication: interpretative, interpersonal, and representative
. We offer all three levels of Spanish proficiency.
Course methodology mixes research from Content – Based Instruction (CBI), Styles and Strategies – Based Instruction (SSBI), and constructivist approaches to language learning. Language tasks are designed to facilitate language acquisition in a meaningful way through problem – solving and projects that promote interaction and the negotiation of meaning in and out of the classroom.
UPAEP is located in Puebla, Mexico, a city of around 1 million. It is situated 60 miles southeast of Mexico City. Mexico is a federal republic dividided into 31 states and one federal district (Mexico City). Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, friendly people, and diverse ecological landscapes. Puebla is surrounded by mountains, enormous volcanoes, and forests.
Tuition and Fees
|May 22- June 26 (5 weeks)
||Prices for the program
|Early Bird Special. Before January 23, 2016
|By Deadline. April 17, 2016
|After Deadline. April 17, 2016
What my payment includes
• 80 – hours of Spanish courses including a placement exam at the beginning of the program and course books
• Homestay with local families.
• Latin dance and Mexican cuisine workshops.
• Three meals per day during weekdays and three meals per day during family weekends.
• Access to museums and/or historical sites with student ID.
• Access to the library, computer lab, cafeteria, and wireless internet inside the university campus.
• Land transportation from Mexico City (MEX) international airport to Puebla will be provided on May 22th.
• Land transportation to the Mexico City (MEX) international airport will be provided on June 26th.
• Academic companionship and support during the whole program.
Housing with Mexican Families
The Spanish Immersion Program offers two workshops focusing on Latin dance and Mexican cuisine as a fun way to practice and develop Spanish skills and experience the culture.
Since the immersion process is a main component of the program, home – stay with Mexican families is your best bet. Mexican families are a great support for establishing the routine of daily life in the country. Plus, the families provide
opportunities for you to achieve your language learning goals and insight into cultural understandings.
Host families are located in the surrounding neighborhoods of the university. Public transportation will not take more than 30 minutes to arrive to the university and is a great option for exploring other parts of the city. Your host family will
show you how to take public transportation to UPAEP during the first three days of the program so you will feel comfortable while navigating in your new environment.
Services Include:- Single room with bed linens
- Study table
- Shared or individual bathroom (depending on the host family)
- Three meals per day included from Monday to Friday
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekends with host families
Summer Program Day to Day Schedule
UPAEP Summer Calendar.pdf
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