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Study Abroad in Mexico

IRVING – North Lake College invites you to experience the history and culture of Latin America while earning 6-7 hours of college credit in Spanish from July 9 through August 7 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

The Dallas County Community College District has partnered with The Department of Modern Language at the University of Texas at Arlington for this year’s Summer Study Abroad Program in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Cuernavaca, a colonial city in the heart of Mexico, is known for its Eternal Spring. Students will have an opportunity to live with a Mexican family, interact with native speakers and experience Mexican culture first hand, in the classroom at the beautiful campus of the Spanish Language Institute, on the cobblestone streets, or in the market.

Students will be able to earn 6-7 credits during the second summer session. Course offerings:

  • Spanish 1412: (4 credits): Introduction to Beginning Spanish II
  • Spanish 2311: (3 credits): Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish 2313: (3 credits): Intermediate Spanish II
Costs for the program include the DCCCD tuition for the semester credit hours you earn plus $1750.00 to North Lake College to cover expenses such as: room, board, selected excursions and fees for the Spanish Language Institute. Students purchase their round-trip tickets to Mexico and depart with the group on July 9 and return on August 7, 2010.

Students currently enrolled with DCCCD can begin registering for the summer session on April 20, and new students can begin registering on April 26.

For more information, contact Tom Fox, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, at 972-273-3368 or visit


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North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College system without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.