WINTER LGBTQ PROGRAM
January 5 - 18, 2019 USD $1,438
For anyone interested in learning about the real situation of the LGBTQ community in Mexico through the study of the language and cultural exchange. The program will teach participants about the history of the LGBTQ movement in Mexico and Latin America. Participants will share coming out stories, learn about Mexican culture and gender roles in contemporary Mexico, and gain an understanding of the cultural context of LGBTQ identity in Mexico. This is a three week program that includes roundtable discussions, guest speakers (artists, activists and community leaders), field trips, museum visits, videos, meetings with local community groups, and more.
Activities on LGBTQ Program:
For all gays and lesbians interested in learning about the real situation of g/l life in Mexico through the study of the language and cultural exchange.
Intensive language instruction, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students are evaluated and placed at the appropriate level with a maximum of five students in each class.
* Cultural Activities
Guest speakers, lectures and roundtable discussions, field trips, museum visits, videos, and encounters with local community groups afford participants an understanding of the cultural context of gay and lesbian identity in Mexico.
Topics/Activities may include:
- Visits with artists, activists and community leaders
- History of the gay/lesbian movement in Mexico and Latin America
- The culture of Mexico and gender roles in contemporary Mexican society
- A weekend excursion trip
- Politics and the recent elections
- Dance class
- Human rights
- AIDS in Mexico
- Chiapas and Zapatismo
- Metropolitan Church
- NAFTA, globalization and "neoliberalism" in Mexico
Note: All program activities are in Spanish with English translation when necessary.
- Xochicalco archaeological site
- Taxco silver mining town
- Mexico City
All CILAC Freire families are gay and lesbian friendly. Sharing with a Mexican family provides a vibrant sense of the Mexican people and makes the course even more personal and more meaningful. It also provides participants with ample opportunity to practice Spanish in everyday situations.
The cost is $ 1,438 US dollars and includes full room (shared) and board with a Mexican family, two weeks of intensive Spanish instruction, educational material, cultural activities, local excursions in the Cuernavaca area and one weekend excursion. Cost does not include round trip airfare to Mexico City, nor transportation from and to the Mexico City airport. A $ 108 deposit is due at the time of application (this is included in the total program cost). Childcare is available at a minimal extra cost.
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