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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Non-SCSU Spring
  • Restrictions: (current student at) SCSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Non-SCSU Spring 2021 11/13/2020 11/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Host University Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: 2-Sophomore
Non-SCSU Student: No Housing Options: Apartments university owned, Host Families
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Long-Term Program
Program Description:


This program is hosted by Augsburg College. SCSU applicants will maintain their status as SCSU students by enrolling in 12-16 credits at SCSU. Upon completion of the program, those credits will be replaced with courses taken in Cuernavaca. 
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. Students can look forward to meeting social workers in Mexico City's state agencies, health centers, and addiction service programs. 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.

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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar:  Spring
Credits:  16 Credits
Faculty & Staff:  Augsburg Staff & One professor from an affiliated MN/SD University
Housing:  University owned house + 4-week Homestay Experience
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. Most students choose four courses from the following list (click on the course title to view syllabus):


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
  • After completing the SCSU application, students should also apply to the program at Augsburg's website here