About the

International Summer Program


The International Summer Program was created to enhance exchange agreements between El Colegio de México and various worldwide universities, and to help raise the profile of Latin American and Mexican Studies around the world.

The Program is taught in English and its curriculum focuses on the study of Mexican and Latin American realities as approached by the faculty at El Colegio de México. Additionally, students on the program will attend Spanish language classes and cultural tours around the Mexico City area.

Courses and Professors


Economic History of Mexico,1800-2000 Sandra Kuntz Ficker
From the Great Depression to the Great Recession: The Mexican Economy in International Perspective Graciela Márquez Colín
Mexico: A History of Nation-Building Erika Gabriela Pani Bano
An Overview of Mexican History 1517-2017 Anne Staples


Introduction to the Dictionary of Mexican Spanish Alfonso Medina Urrea
Linguistic Diversity in Mexico Violeta Vázquez Rojas Maldonado


Criminal Violence in Mexico and the Caribbean Basin Sergio Aguayo Quezada &  Raúl Benítez Manaut
Latin America in the 21st Century: From the Left Turn to the Return of the Right Juan Cruz Olmeda
Political System and Public Policies in Mexico José Luis Méndez Martínez
Presidential Elections in Comparative Perspective Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortíz


Introduction to the Applied General Equilibrium with Reference to Mexico Gaspar Núñez

Urban Development & Environment

The Global and Mexican Environmental Agenda: Saving Nature or Saving the Economy José Luis Lezama de la Torre
The 21st Century Metropolis, Urbanization and Economic Development: Mexico and International Experiences Alejandra Trejo Nieto
Agricultural and Sustainable Rural Development in Emerging Countries with Reference to Mexico Antonio Yúnez Naude


Integration Issues in the Americas: The Case of Migration Francisco Alba Hernández
Sexual and Reproductive Health: Challenges, Advances and Barriers Fatima Juárez Carcano

Latin American Culture and Spanish Language

In addition to the academic courses, students will be offered Spanish language classes. The following levels are offered, based on the individual needs of students.


For those without any previous instruction in Spanish, this level will equip students with the basic skills to understand and use familiar everyday expressions from the Hispanic world and to engage in basic interactions with Spanish speakers.

Basic (A2)

For students with some background knowledge of Spanish, this level will equip students with the skills to understand everyday phrases and expressions related to their immediate environment, to talk about simple tasks, and exchange relevant information about their basic needs.

Intermediate (B1)

For those who have taken at least 150 hours of lessons in Spanish as a foreign language, this level will equip students with the skills to understand most everyday situations and to express themselves in a simple way about familiar topics whenever needed, as well as to talk about their areas of interest and experiences.


Those enrolled on the International Summer Program will receive a certificate of attendance and a grade report confirming only passing scores (8 or above in a 10 point scale).

The attendance certificate will show the total hours/lessons and its equivalence in academic credits.

We will provide advice regarding credit transfer as required, but we strongly recommend that all our students contact the academic office of their home institution for more details about their respective universities credit transfer requirements.