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Para mayores informes visitar el sitio de la universidad Your Host City: Oaxaca Oaxaca, the capital city of the southern Mexican state of the same name, contains a fabulous wealth of pre-colonial heritage sites, as well as colonial and contemporary architecture. Aside from its historical treasures, the city is also known for its cobbled streets, […]

Para mayores informes visitar el sitio de la universidad

Your Host City: Oaxaca
Oaxaca, the capital city of the southern Mexican state of the same name, contains a fabulous wealth of pre-colonial heritage sites, as well as colonial and contemporary architecture. Aside from its historical treasures, the city is also known for its cobbled streets, shaded squares, colonial churches, and busy markets. The city has some outstanding restaurants, cafés, and bars, too, together with top-notch museums, art galleries, and numerous festivals. A little further afield, don’t miss the Mesoamerican architecture of Monte Alban, where some 25,000 Zapotecs (the original inhabitants of Oaxaca) once made their homes.

Summer Program in Oaxaca

Looking to study abroad this summer? Join us in Oaxaca for the 20th edition of the Social and Environmental Justice program. The program is sponsored by the Univeristy of Kentucky and the University of Arizona and open to students from any university.

Looking to study abroad this summer? Check out the Social and Environmental Justice in Oaxacan! Students from all US universities are encouraged to apply. If you study outside the US and are interested in the program, please send an email to the program director, Oliver Froehling at oliver.froehling@gmail.com.

The capital city of Oaxaca acts as the home for this dynamic program, as we journey to a number of communities throughout the state exploring topics that include: land tenure, social justice struggles, “green” energy, mining, neoliberalism, identity politics, migration, eco-technologies, gender equality and identity, coffee production, social and artisan cooperatives, non-governmental organizations, etc. During the first five weeks of the program, classes are dedicated to these topics and to developing a small independent research project that you will carry out during the last few weeks of the program. Lecture based classes are limited, and many class hours are spent in the field, visiting with community leaders, activists, non-profit organizations, community radios, etc.

Assignments are interactive and flexible in nature, giving you the time and space to explore your personal and academic interests while in Oaxaca as you earn between 10 and 12 academic credits. The last three weeks of the program consist of an indepent research project on the subject of your choice. To see where the program took students this summer, check out this video from the 2017 program, and for more information about costs, dates, and class credits check out the UK and UA program application links below.

Planning early will allow you to take advantage of scholarship opportunities and purchase a plane ticket. Past students have found plane tickets for as low as $350 dollars round trip when booked in advance. For a full list of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, speak with your academic advisor or education abroad office.

Apply through the University of Arizona until Feb. 25th:(Arizona Application Link)

Apply through the University of Kentucky until May 1st: (Kentucky Application Link)

University Services

SURCO hosts a number of educational programs, international activist delegations, and provides opportunities for internships, volunteers, and community research support for undergraduate studemts, graduate students, professors, and community members.

We collaborate with a number of universities. Check out some of our programs using the following links:

1.- University of Redlands
2.- University of Kentucky
3.- University of Arizona
4.- University of Vermont
5.- Earlham college
6.- University of Ottawa
7.- Rutgers University

Knowledge

SURCO facilitates numerous workshops and offers spaces for community learning and collaboration. Workshops include: Digital Security Free and Open Source Software Permaculture, Green Technology, and Ecological Living Composting Toilet Construction Introduction to QGIS Story Mapping with Open Sourced Software Additionally, SURCO collaborates on a number of digital communication and media projects, including community radio.

SURCO facilitates numerous workshops and offers spaces for community learning and collaboration.

Workshops include:

  • Digital Security
  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Permaculture, Green Technology, and Ecological Living
  • Composting Toilet Construction
  • Introduction to QGIS
  • Story Mapping with Open Sourced Software

Additionally, SURCO collaborates on a number of digital communication and media projects, including community radio.

Networks

  SURCO, in collaboration with organizations, communities, activists, and international allies, strives to create ensembles of collective knowledge, sharing useful tools with the growing Oaxacan social movements. Recent Collaborations and Events: Geopolitical Seminar, every Wednesday from 6:00- 8:00pm. Women’s Workshop, “Women who run with the wolves”. Books: Lo vimos lo vivimos (2009). Oaxaca 2006, Diez […]

 

SURCO, in collaboration with organizations, communities, activists, and international allies, strives to create ensembles of collective knowledge, sharing useful tools with the growing Oaxacan social movements.

Recent Collaborations and Events:

  • Geopolitical Seminar, every Wednesday from 6:00- 8:00pm.
  • Women’s Workshop, “Women who run with the wolves”.
  • Books: Lo vimos lo vivimos (2009). Oaxaca 2006, Diez años después (2016).
  • Militant (Engaged) Research
  • Photography Expositions
  • Conference on Digital Activism in Indigenous Languages
  • Collective Radio Broadcasts via the internet (Horizontes), (14 de junio 2016).
  • Art and social movements: We participate in the National Campaign in Defense of the Earth and Territory (Campaña Nacional en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio). We coordinate with artists including: Mare Advertencia Lírika, Grupo Raíces, and Sánez.

These activities seek to foster collective reflection, learning, and knowledge among Oaxacans while at the same time acquiring better habits and new technologies to emplOy in social movements and life in general.