Global Awareness through Experience: Mexico/Chiapas
GATE applications must be
received by January 7!
Space is limited! Apply early!
ATTENTION SPANISH MAJOR AND MINOR STUDENTS:
The Department of Modern Languages requires
SPA 303 and SPA 304
be taken at UW-L prior to studying abroad.
A student pursuing a major or a minor
in Spanish at
A Modern Languages Advisor for the GATE program has been identified:
GATE Program, Mexico
UW-La Crosse has a cooperative arrangement with Viterbo University, through which you can participate in the GATE (Mexico) program and remain a UW-La Crosse student. Financial Aid, billing of program fees, registration and credit transfer are coordinated through the UW-L Office of International Education.
UW-L students should apply directly to Viterbo University. To apply:
- Complete the Viterbo University application
- Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation (At least one recommendation must be from a faculty member, but both cannot be from the Modern Languages Department.)
- $125 Application Fee (payable to Viterbo University)
- Complete the GATE application: http://www.gate-travel.org/images/docs/Microsoft_Word_-_Registration_Form.pdf
Send your materials to: Viterbo University, Office of Global Education, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
In addition, UW-L students must submit the following to OIE:
- OIE Application Form
- $50 Application Fee (payable to UWL)
Turn these items to: OIE Study Abroad Office; 223 Graff Main Hall
3 CREDITS EARNED
- INS 225 [Seminar in World Area Studies: Mexico]; or
- INS 350 [Independent Foreign Research] (INS 350 prerequisites are INS 250, junior/senior standing, and consent of the director of the Office of International Education; or
- SPA 390 [Topics in Hispanic Cultures]
The course equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from past approved Academic Plan forms. They show when the course was last approved and how it transferred back to La Crosse. You may notice that some classes satisfied several UWL options.
This list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of meeting with your advisor for final approval! They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate for your studies abroad.
- 2.5 minimum GPA
- The desire to experience the world and receive academic credit for doing it!
- SPA 303 or 304 or departmental consent
The program fee includes the following:
- Tuition (3 credits)
- University and Administrative Fees
- Roundtrip Airfare
- Accommodations in Mexico City and San Cristóbal de las Casas
- Meals (except for one dinner)
- Ground Transportation for programmed events
- Study Abroad Health Insurance (mandated by UW System)
- Study Abroad Graduation Sash
All program fees subject to change. Valid for undergraduate Wisconsin residents only; out-of-state students pay Minnesota reciprocity or a non-resident surcharge.
Financial aid is applicable.
Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee.
All students will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation conducted by Viterbo University. Details will be provided upon acceptance.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.
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