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 will be taught almost entirely 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 extracurricular cultural activities.

Courses and professors

The International Summer Program 2022 - Hybrid Edition will offer the following courses:

Linguistics and Literature

An Introduction to Lexicology and Lexicography in Mexican Spanish (Hybrid format) Alfonso Medina Urrea, Erik Franco and Niktelol Palacios
Diversidad Lingüística de México (course in Spanish) (Virtual format) Esther Herrera
Life in Mexico during the Nineteenth Century. An overview through the chronicle (Hybrid format) Dulce María Adame

History and Politics

Brief History of the Inquisition: Representations and myths (Hybrid format) Gabriel Torres Puga
Drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico and Colombia: two cases of the history and politics of international drug control (Hybrid format) Mónica Serrano
Ethno-Religious Conflicts and Violence in the Modern Muslim (Hybrid format) Kamal Soleimani
Internet, feminisms and Gender Studies. Some methodological possibilities (Hybrid format) Ana Paulina Gutiérrez
Mexico and India. A Brief History of Cultural Exchange (Hybrid format) Adrián Muñoz and Roberto E. García


Ideas and History in Mexico (Hybrid format) Humberto Beck
International Trade: Theory and the Mexican Case (Hybrid format) Julen Berasaluce
Varieties of Capitalism in Latin America (Virtual format) Ilan Bizberg


Climate Policy in a world in crisis. From Paris to Glasgow, a view from the South (Hybrid format) Ana de Luca and José Luis Lezama

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.

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.

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.