Global Community Engagement in Oaxaca, Mexico
In this program, students are immersed in grassroots work of local Fair Trade activists through a 1-credit winter break faculty-led program conducted through SIT. The program includes site visits and conversations with community members focusing on economic, political and social issues. In Oaxaca, one of the leading producers of world renowned handcrafts, students take part in immersion activities with local community members to explore free and fair trade, the economic history of the city, and considerations of gender in the evolution of fair trade. Students learn through classes, site visits to NGOs, coffee producing communities, and women’s artisan cooperatives.