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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 05/01/2019
Rolling Admission 08/08/2019 08/17/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Megan Trickler Program: Ambassador
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Faculty Advisor: Martin, John, Dr.
Supporting Department: Business, Raj Soin College of Registration Term: Fall
Language of Instruction: English Credit Hours: 3.0
Program Description:

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Program Description:

Mexico is a dynamic country with a rapidly emerging economy. With the second largest gross domestic product in Latin America and an ever-increasing impact with global trade, Mexico is a country worthy of study and exploration! This course examines Mexico from an international business perspective, with an emphasis on economic, political, trade, and cultural issues, and special emphasis on their relations with the United States.

Wright State’s partner institution in Mexico sets up all cultural and business visits and serves as our hosts for this amazing opportunity. Join us for this trip, which includes visits to an automobile manufacturing plant, and cultural tours to locations such as the Teotihuacan Pyramids, the Museum of Anthropology and History, and more! No Spanish language is needed.


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Academic Course Information:

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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to business and cultural aspects of Mexico. In addition to pre-departure gatherings, our in-country experience will include 3-4 lectures on topics such as: Macroeconomics of Mexico; Automotive Industry in Puebla; Mexico and U.S. Commercial Relations; and, Culture.  The class is 3.0 credit hours and students can choose between enrolling in IB 4820, MBA 7577, or RST 2810 Regional Studies Latin America (counts as a regional studies course).

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About the Faculty Program Advisor:

John MartinDr. John Martin is an Associate Professor of Management in the Raj Soin College of Business. He has led several student trips to locations such as Australia, China, France, India, Peru, and Poland and Mexico!

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Meals and Accommodations:mex food

While in Mexico, students will be provided with breakfasts and lunches, plus one dinner and will have multiple opportunities to explore and try the local cuisine.
Students will be placed 2 students per room in Puebla and Mexico City.

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While students will earn International Business, MBA, or Regional Studies credits, this program is open to anyone who is interested! There are no academic prerequisites. An interview will be required of all applicants. Acceptance into the program will be based upon several factors including a 2.5 GPA, motivation, and interest in the program.

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Before You Leave:

mex city skylineStudents will be required to meet for approximately six total hours in July 2019. During this time, we will discuss safety, insurance, international business concepts, culture, and other related topics.

Students will be required by the University Center for International Education to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation a few weeks before departure.


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Getting There:

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own tickets to and from Mexico City, Mexico and are highly encouraged to be on the same flight to arrive as the same time as the faculty program advisor. However, students are free to arrive early or stay later but should be aware they are not part the program during those times and are not covered by WSU insurances. Students may purchase tickets however they choose.  

UCIE recommends the following travel agencies that work with university students.  They may be able to provide payment plan options: STA Travel and Student Universe.
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Program Costs:

The program cost is $1,600, plus a $100 application fee. This includes housing, transportation within Mexico, excursions/cultural activities, some meals, and health and accident insurance.

NOT included: airfare, tuition, passport costs, some meals, and personal expenses.

To officially reserve a spot on the program, you will need an application fee of $100 and a program deposit of $500.
$550 will be due on April 1, 2019
$550 will be due on June 1, 2019

All payments are non-refundable.
The UCIE reserves the right to adjust the price up to 10%.

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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact to make an appointment with the financial aid advisor.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad, there are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.
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Passports and Visas:Teotihuacan Pyramids

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa. A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage. Mexico does not require a visa for US Citizens.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

If you are participating in a WSU Ambassador Program, you are automatically covered with  UHP International Insurance through University Health Plans.  
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)

Program Coordinator:

Megan Trickler
Education Abroad Coordinator

Faculty Program Advisor:

John Martin, PhD.
Department of Management and International Business

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This program is currently not accepting applications.