Summer 2018

Engaging Communities of Liberation, July 7 – 21 (Cuernavaca)

Dr. Bernard SchlagerThis immersion course in Cuernavaca, Mexico, will explore communities of liberation in modern Mexico, focusing on the LGBTQ and women’s communities and on issues of economic justice within Mexico and between Mexico and the United States. Students will develop their knowledge of written, spoken and read Spanish through language classes and immersive living experience with native Spanish speakers. The program will include multiple field trips to sites of cultural and artistic importance, lectures on related topics, and dialogue with community members. Some knowledge of Spanish is suggested but not required.

Application required  – see the Application Process here for application and due dates. Faculty may request interview. Limited number of participants, open to community members/auditors. There will be 2 required pre-trip classroom sessions during week of June 25 – 29 2018 (days/times to be determined by final participants) for both academic discussion & logistics. Auditors & community members required to participate in all pre-trip classes. Remote access will be provided as needed.


Dates: July 7 – July 21, 2018
Time: 9-5 daily with additional evening and weekend outings
Location: Cuernavaca, Mexico
Instructor: Schlager

Credits: 1.5 (3 credits with assignment upgrade), 2 CEUs (4 CEUs with assignment upgrade)
Meets requirement for: M.Div (Immersion core requirement)

How to Register

Registration for Summer Session opens May 7 at noon. Current students may register here; alumni/ae may register by emailing Lyndsey Reed at