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

Course Professor
1. Literatura novohispana (Course taught in Spanish) Martha Lilia Tenorio
2. La narrativa de Jorge Luis Borges (Course taught in Spanish) Rafael Olea Franco
3. Mexican Foreign Policy Ana Covarrubias
4. Political Institutions in Mexico Fernanda Somuano & Soledad Loaeza
5. Mexico and China: Rivals or Partners Marisela Connelly
6. Critical Issues of the Mexican and Global Environmental Agenda Vicente Ugalde & José Luis Lezama
7. An Overview of Mexican History, 1517-2017 Anne Staples
8. Contemporary History of Mexico in the Context of Latin America Graciela Márquez

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.