Summer LGBTQ Program
June 14 - July 4, 2014
For all gays and lesbians interested in learning about the real situation of LGBTQ life in Mexico through the study of the language and cultural exchange.
Intensive Spanish language instruction integrating texts and discussions to supplement program focus, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students are evaluated and placed at the appropriate level with a maximum of five students in each class. All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced.
Guest speakers, lectures and roundtable discussions, field trips, museum visits, videos, and encounters with local community groups afford participants an understanding of the cultural context of gay and lesbian identity in Mexico.
Topics/Activities may include:
Visits with artists, activists, and community leaders
History of the lesbian and gay movement in Mexico and Latin America
Share “coming out” stories with Mexican men and women
Participation in the Gay Pride March in Mexico City
Gays and lesbians and the Catholic Church
Learn about the culture of Mexico and gender roles in contemporary Mexican society
Note: All program activities are in Spanish with English translation when necessary.
Mexico City, including participation in the “Marcha del Orgullo” (the Annual Pride March) the 25th, as well as visits to historical downtown, the Frida Kahlo Museum and Coyoacan.
We offer homestays with gays and lesbians in the Cuernavaca community. All CETLALIC families are gay and lesbian friendly. Sharing with a Mexican family provides a vibrant sense of the Mexican people and makes the course more personal and profound. It also provides participants with ample opportunity to practice Spanish in everyday situations.
Note: hotel or apartment accommodations are also available if you prefer.
COST: $2,018 USD
[TO GET AN APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE]
For more information on “The Summer LGBTQ Program” please contact:
Peacework: A School that is More than a School: Cultural Exchange in Lesbian and Gay Mexico
Mom Guess What?: Being gay in Mexico today
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