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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Global Cities

What You Need to Know

The course will be based in Mexico City and will include trips to the states of Hidalgo and Yucatan to explore how migration is reshaping local, regional, and global institutions. You will learn about Mexico’s history, culture, and current economic system in order to understand how political and social borders are created on a global scale. 

Eligibility and Requirements

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply to this program.

*Space in this program is limited. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Travel and Living

Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip flight to Mexico. All program-related transportation within Mexico is included in the program fee.

Students are housed in shared rooms in hotels or hostels in Mexico.  Students are responsible for most of their meals. 

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change. Syracuse Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.

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Global Cities and Transnational Identities
EDU/GEO 300/CFE 600, 3 Credits, Undergraduate/Graduate

This course examines how global migration has reshaped educational institutions and the transnational identities of the students they serve. Using Mexico as a national case study, we will learn about Mexico’s history, culture, and political system. In doing so we will focus on how its global policies, national discourses, and regional migrations have impacted the schooling of citizens, residents, and undocumented students. The scholarship we will read and the site visits we will make will help us examine how notions of global citizenship, international education, and political sovereignty shape the way that students are educated in schools, colleges, and universities across the globe. We will also learn how people participate in the internal migratory flows within regions and how they redefine the ways that migration is addressed by national stakeholders.

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.


Mario Rios Perez is an assistant professor in the School of Education who specializes in the history of education. Professor Perez's research and teaching interests include the historical construction of race, migration, transnationalism, Latina/o history, community and school relations, and the formation  of urban schools. Prior to completing his doctoral work at Illinois, he completed a bachelor’s degree in history and Chicana/o Studies (double major) at UCLA  and a master’s degree in higher education at the University of Redlands.
Perez is currently working on a series of journal articles that explore immigrant community formation, urban education, and race. He is also completing his first book, tentatively titled, Schools of the City: Race and the Education of Mexicans in the Urban North, which examines the interrelationship of race, nationalism, migration, and education in Chicago during the early twentieth century. 


 Program Begins  May 17, 2018
 Program Ends  June 2, 2018
 Application Deadline  *February 10, 2018

*Applications received after February 10 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
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 Tuition  $3,603 (2017 rate)
 Program Fee  $3,200 (estimated)
 Total  $6,803 (estimated)
 Tuition  $4,500 (2017 rate)
 Program Fee  $3,200 (estimated)
 Total  $7,700 (estimated)
Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Airfare: $500-$1,000
Books & Supplies: $50
Personal: $200
Meals: $500

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.


For questions on the application, please contact:
Myles Chalue, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.