Inequality and the Environment - Guadalajara, Mexico | Webster University

Study Abroad: Inequality and the Environment - Guadalajara, Mexico

Summer 2020: Inequality and the Environment Guadalajara, Mexico 

Program Description
This travel course to Guadalajara focuses on the intersection of environmental and social justice considerations. Students will study the ways in which racism, sexism, ableism, classism, nationalism, colonialism, and anthropocentrism shape decisions about which beings (human and non-human alike) thrive and which survive, and they will have the opportunity to study and forge creative, caring, responsible solutions to the problems they confront.
Through on-ground, first-hand experiences, students will learn about climate change and the need for sustainable development in Mexico. Students will apply ethical reasoning to analyze how vulnerable populations are disproportionately harmed when sea levels rise when fresh water becomes scarce or contaminated.

Program Highlights

  • Visit a tequila distillery and agave farm to learn about cultivating and harvesting agave.
  • Excursions to downtown Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque and a day trip to Lake Chapala
  • Weekly Spanish language and culture course and lessons in Mexican dance, art, and cooking.Course fulfills requirements
  • Course fulfills requirements for Global Understanding (GLBL) and Ethical Reasoning (ETH) in the Global Citizenship Program (GCP).

Course Dates: June 1 - June 26, 2020 (Summer Term)
Travel Dates: May 31 - June 20, 2020

ETHC 2050, Inequality and the Environment
Faculty Program Leader Contact Information: 
Kate Parsons
Danielle MacCartney

Program Flyer
ETHC 2050, Inequality and the Environment (ETH & GLBL)

Program Cost
Program Fee: $2,885
What's Included: Double accommodation, lodging, daily breakfast, and lunch. Welcome and farewell dinners, cultural and educational activities
What's Not Included: Tuition, application deposit, roundtrip airfare, most dinners
Study Abroad Fee: $175
Application Deposit: $100
Tuition: Undergraduate students: pay the 2020/2021 per credit hour undergraduate rate

Students may be eligible for the following Webster study abroad scholarships:

  • Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Marilynne Bradley Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Study Abroad
  • Dr. Roy Tamashiro Endowed Travel Scholarship

For a complete description of scholarships along with eligibility and requirements, please visit the Study Abroad scholarship website.

Scholarship Deadline- March 15th

Application Process
Application Deadline: March 15th

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the $100 study abroad fee*, write a brief statement of purpose, and submit a passport-sized photo.

*The $100 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met:
1) Student attends the program
2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys
3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.