SHSU PUEBLA FIELD SCHOOL: 2011
Sam Houston State University offers students the unique opportunity to earn college credit in Puebla, Mexico during Summer I Session, 2011.
Founded in 1531, Puebla now ranks as the fourth largest city in Mexico. The rich culture of Puebla is a blend of colonial architecture and traditional art forms with a modern business and industrial sector.
Classes are taught by SHSU faculty members on the beautiful campus of the Universidad Iberoamericana. We offer courses in the Colleges of Business Administration and Humanities and Social Sciences. Students have many opportunities to interact with the local community. Field trips to major businesses, museums and archaeological sites are planned.
For lodging and meals, students have two choices: to stay at a hotel in downtown Puebla or to live with a family. Hotel accommodations are at the elegant Hotel San Leonardo, once a 19th-century home.
Tentative travel dates: June 1- June 28, 2011
A. Home stay: $1,820
(27 nights, all meals paid)
B. Hotel stay: $2,320
(27 nights, no-meal-plan, double occupancy. You will need to budget about $500 for your meals.)
In addition, everyone will need to pay tuition and fees, as you do for all on-campus classes.
Early-bird discount: before December 15, remove $120 from above price.
Late fee: after March 15, add $200 to above price.
Both plans include: Airline ticket, transportation from Mexico City airport to Puebla and back, one field trip to 2 museums in Mexico City, about six field trips to sights in and near Puebla, access to facilities at the Universidad Iberoamericana, such as classrooms, computer services, library, intramural sports, clinic, cafeteria. For home stay, you will use public transportation to get to classes; budget about $50 for this. For hotel stay, transportation will be provided to the Universidad Iberoamericana, but you will also learn to use public transportation.
The advantage of home stay, besides the price, is that you will be able to interact more with a family and gain a more intimate knowledge of the culture, as well as the language. The host families are arranged through the Universidad Iberoamericana. The advantage of the hotel is that you will be able to come and go without considering a host family's activities or meal times.
a. International Programs Scholarships: http://www.shsu.edu/~int_www/abroad/ (Scholarship Application Materials) Deadline for application for Int'l Prog Scholarship: November 1, 2010.
b. Scholarships for business students are available through COBA. See Dr. Maniam MANIAM@shsu.edu
c. If you are on financial aid, and you are eligible for aid for Summer, 2011, your aid applies to this program, if you take 6 hours. Speak with your Financial Aid counselor.
To sign up and work out a payment plan,
see Program Director:
Dr. Frieda Koeninger:
Office: AB IV-335;
Tel: (936) 294-1443;