International Business and Global Citizenship
Today's business leaders are increasingly well-served by a global perspective. Gain your international experience in Mexico, the business capital of Latin America and the United States' third-largest trading partner. Improve your Spanish language skills and understanding of Mexican culture in order to communicate with and serve the largest immigrant group in the United States - a group that is rapidly increasing in economic influence. We emphasize success in business, while also encouraging a commitment to corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and equality by exposing you to both the opportunities and challenges of international business.
- Intercultural Development: Reflection & Integration (Interdisciplinary Studies 492) - 2-credits, REQUIRED
- Business Spanish (Spanish 220) - 16 other Spanish courses also available!
- Global Business Management: Mexico and other Emerging Markets (Business 461)
- International Business (Business 362)
- International Marketing (Marketing 466)
- Internship or Independent Research (Business OR Marketing 399/499)
- Vocation and the Meaning of Success (Keystone 490)
Participants can also choose from a variety of general education courses:
- Environmental Biology (Biology 118)
- Latin American Liberation Theologies (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies 366/Religion 336)
- Women, Gender, and Social Change in Latin America (Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies 352/Political Science 357)
- Recreational Wellness: Latin Dance (WEL 119) 1-credit
Students who would like to gain some basic Spanish or brush up on their Spanish can take additional Spanish classes before the semester begins by making arrangements directly with our partner language school in Cuernavaca, Mexico. We particularly advise students who have little or no Spanish or plan to register for an internship to travel to the region early to take Spanish classes.
The CGEE campus in Mexico is a 15-minute walk from downtown Cuernavaca and the main city plaza, in the neighborhood of San Antón. CGEE is well established in San Antón and has many friends and close connections in the neighborhood, including some of the homestay families. CGEE is located at the top of one of the large ravines that runs through the city, offering a dramatic view from the nearby bridge that leads to downtown. Because of the ravine, there is a 100 foot waterfall right in the neighborhood, a local eco-tourist attraction. Right across the bridge, students will find a large public garden/park, an independent movie theater, the Cathedral, and several popular cafés. CGEE-Mexico’s campus includes ample living and study space for students, a library, computer labs and wireless internet, kitchen and dining areas, and outdoor patios and gardens. The Universal language school, where students take Spanish courses, conveniently is located right up the street and has a swimming pool and racquetball court.
CGEE programs also include additional regional travel to places such as Mexico City, Puebla, Teotihuacan, Toluca, a volcano, and a natural water park.