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Overseas Studies offers new program in Mexico

Overseas Studies has added another location where Stanford students can pursue coursework and individual research projects off campus.

Beginning winter quarter 1997-98, 25 undergraduates can participate in a program in Cholula, Mexico, adjacent to the city of Puebla, which is approximately an hour and a half southeast of Mexico City.

The program, to be offered in conjunction with the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla (UDLA), will provide students with an opportunity to learn about Mexican society and culture.

After completing a significant number of prerequisites at Stanford, students will enroll in one of two tracks at UDLA: development economics or cultural studies. Students will live in the university dormitories and take part in courses offered to both Stanford and UDLA students.

All coursework will be in Spanish. Students also will have the opportunity to pursue an individual research project with a faculty member from UDLA.

Other overseas studies locations include Berlin, Florence, Kyoto, Moscow, Oxford, Paris and Santiago.

For more information, contact Pamela McNaughton, assistant director, Overseas Studies Program, at (415) 725-0239 or


By Marisa Cigarroa