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Sustainability in Emerging Countries

This program is focused on sustainability in Oaxaca. Students will examine the increase in production and efficient use of non-renewable resources, ecological stewardship, economic improvement, and increases in quality of life in Oaxaca. Oaxaca is classified as one of the top three Mexican states in biodiversity including flora, terrestrial fauna, and marine fauna and is also one of the top states in the horticultural production of agave and organic coffee and is the origin of cultivated crops such as corn. Oaxaca is also a diverse cultural hub with pre-Hispanic influences of three indigenous communities (Zapotecos, Mixtecos, and Mazatecos), and post-Hispanic European and Asian influences, which as a whole, is reflected in the architecture, gardens, culinary and cultural diversity.

Program Dates: May 22-May 30, 2017

Courses: HS 395/ALS 494( 3 credits): Sustainability in Emerging Countries. The pre-travel class will meet on NC State’s campus May 15 – 19, 10:00am-Noon, MWF. The post-travel class will meet on NC State’s campus May 30 – June 2, 10:00 am-Noon, W/F.

Cost: $1,900

  • Cost includes non-refundable application charge, tuition, room & board, and in-country excursions
  • Not Included: Airfare, some meals, and personal expenses

Apply Now

Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office website to apply for the Sustainability in Emerging Countries program.

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 15, 2017

Scholarships Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Ricardo Hernandez