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  • Locations: Puebla City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
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Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: Spanish
Minimum GPA: 3.00 Field of Study: Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace Engineering, African Studies, Agriculture, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Arabic Language & Literature, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art - Applied Design, Art - Graphic Design, Art - Interior Design, Art - Multimedia, Art - Painting and Printmaking, Art - Sculpture, Art History, Art Studio, Asian Studies, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chicana/Chicano Studies, Child and Family Development, Chinese, City Planning and Urban Studies, Civil Engineering, Classics, Communication Design, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Counseling, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Dance, Design, Earth Science, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Energy Studies, Engineering, English, Enology, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film and New Media, Finance, Foods and Nutrition, Forestry, French, Gastronomy, Gender Studies, General Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, German, Gerontology, Greek, Health Science, Hebrew, Hindi, History, Homeland Security, Honors, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, Humanities, Independent Study, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, International Business, International Economics, International Relations, International Security and Conflict Resolution, International Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology, Korean, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, LGBT Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Military Science, Minority Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Oceanography and Marine Sciences, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Relations, Recreation and Tourism Management, Religious Studies, Russian and Central/Eastern European Studies, Social Policy & Administration, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Sustainability, Theatre Arts, Tourism, Urban Design, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Zoology
Housing Options: Residence Hall Co-Curricular Activities: Volunteer
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Program Type: Independent Program
SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH 2018
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SELECTED PARTICIPANTS


The Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) with the participation of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, is proud to announce the opening of a call for candidates for its program for Native American students who are currently studying an undergraduate degree at a U.S. accredited institution.

Program Details:
The Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), is proud to announce the opening of a call for candidates for its program for Native American students who are currently studying an undergraduate degree at a U.S. accredited institution. 

The LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH aims to strengthen the abilities of young leaders so they can accurately identify the needs of their hometowns or communities, propose solutions to local problems, and generate public policy proposals in order to promote local development. The program will take place from from May 29 to June 23, 2017.

The program is  seeking outstanding candidates, with excellent GPAs who have demonstrated their commitment to their communities through extracurricular activities or show potential to do so.

Applicant profile
  • Be a Native American
  • Be between 18 and 25 years old
  • Currently studying an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. institution. All fields of study will be considered.
  • Have a broad knowledge of current issues or challenges in their communities relating to language, health, or migration
  • Demonstrate commitment and participation in community and extracurricular activities
Eligibility Notes:
Applicants are NOT eligible if they fall under the following categories:
  • Have concluded all the courses corresponding to his/her undergraduate degree
  • Provide information false or apocryphal

To Apply: 
Step 1: Complete the SDSU Aztecs Abroad application
Step 2: Immediately follow the instructions listed on the program information details and application instruction summary.
See full details here: Leadership Program for Indigenous Youth USA.pdf

Summary:
To apply Interested applicants must submit the following documents in a single mail, each one named as specified at the beginning (example: 1_SOLICITUD).
All the documents must submit in Word and/or PDF format, except the document 3_TRASLADO, which must submit in Excel format.
• 1_SOLICITUD: Complete application form*
• 2_HIST.MED: Medical history form*
• 3_TRASLADO: Travel Route Form*
• 4_RECOMENDACIÓN: A recommendation letter from a professor with his/her contact data (complete name, phone, email)
• 5_ESTUDIOS: Official Academic Transcript with signature and stamp
• 6_IDENTIFICACIÓN: Official Identification
• 7_ESTUDIANTE: Student ID *
Forms can be downloaded from: https://liderazgoindigena.udlap.mx
The email´s Subject must to be the postulant´s complete name.

Deadline:
The deadline to send the documents is March 5, 2018 and must be sent to the email liderazgo.indigena@udlap.mx 
Again, see full details here: Leadership Program for Indigenous Youth USA.pdf
Language

The program will be held in Spanish. For this reason a Spanish language level equivalent to BI (Basic Intermediate) is highly recommended. This is normally equivalent to at least level completion of Spanish 201 (or the equivalent) at a minimum. There will be English-speaking college students, faculty and staff who may act as language facilitators.

Accommodation and Meals: 
The accommodation will be in campus dormitories and participants will share a room with other participant of the same sex. Meals will be provided in the University’s cafeteria.
 
Finances & Scholarships:

The program is funded with contributions from the Mexican private sectors. Thanks to this support, scholarships will be awarded to participants to cover the cost of the academic program, accommodation, meals, and international and local transportation. Aside from the full scholarship support for selected participants, students can also apply for other scholarships to further support their study abroad plans.

 
NOTE:
An SDSU partner university campus, La Universidad de las Americas Puebla, will run this program, so students interested in study in Mexico can also apply for the regular  Fall, Spring, Academic Year exchange programs at UDLAP to either stay longer and continue in Mexico, or to return to study there at a future date. There are also opportunities for internships for students who study at this campus for at least one semester.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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