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Mexico - Social Work: Semester Provider Program - Augsburg College
Cuernavaca, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Non-SCSU Fall,
Non-SCSU Spring
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Restrictions: (current student at) SCSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Non-SCSU Spring 2019 10/30/2018 11/15/2018 TBA TBA
Non-SCSU Fall 2019 03/30/2019 04/05/2019 TBA TBA
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Program Type: Host University Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5
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Non-SCSU Student: No Housing Options: Apartments university owned, Host Families
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Long-Term Program
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Cuernavaca is located 50 miles south of the country’s enormous capital, Mexico City. As the capital of the state of Morelos, both city and state are important in Mexican history: the palace of the conqueror Hernan Cortez borders the central plaza in Cuernavaca and Morelos is known as “the cradle of the Mexican revolution” of 1910 led by Emiliano Zapata, who was born in a small town near Cuernavaca. Students study at Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience in Cuernavaca, under a joint program with universities across the USA, including many Minnesota schools. During the semester, students will also have a two week exchange with Mexican Social Work students from the National Social Work School in Mexico City.

Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Fall & Spring
Credits:  16 Credits
Faculty & Staff:  Augsburg Staff & One professor from an affiliated MN/SD University
Housing:  4-week Homestay; University owned house
Meals:  Kitchens and cooking areas available
Language of instruction:  English
Local Currency: Mexican Peso

Population of Cuernavaca: 1 Million

Students will be studying at Augsburg's Center for Global Education and Experience in Cuernavaca, with an included two week exchange with the Escuela Nacional de Trabajo Social de la UNAM in Mexico City.  Most students choose four courses from the following:

  • International Social Welfare: The Mexican Context (required)
  • Social Work with Groups and Families: Theory and Practice
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Social Work Field Experience
  • Spanish—select one or two courses from 16 beginning to advanced options

Cuernavaca is a blend of ancient Mayan and new mestizo culture. There are numerous Mayan ruins located in and around the capital city.  Students can do a day trip to Mexico City to check out el Palacio de Bellas Artes (the palace of fine arts), Metropolitan Cathedra, and el Zocalo in D.F. (the federal district).


SCSU students stay in two houses located on campus. A four week homestay is also an integral part of the program.


  • Sophomore status or above 
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • This program is specifically designed for Social Work majors
  • Students should first apply with SCSU online
  • Students should also apply the the program at Augsburg's website here

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