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 extracurricular cultural activities.

Courses and professors

The International Summer Program 2021 -Virtual Edition will offer the following courses:

Linguistics and Literature

Introduction to the Dictionary of Mexican Spanish (DEM)
Alfonso Medina Urrea
Americans Are Not Ogres​: The Translation of Mexican Literature in the US During The Cold War
Elena Madrigal y Tania Hernández
Linguistic Diversity of Mexico
Esther Herrera
Poetry In & Out of Mexico 
Juan Carlos Calvillo
La Poesía Barroca Novohispana: Diario lírico de sucesos (SPANISH)
Martha Lilia Tenorio

History and Politics

Mexico and Asia: From the galleon trade to the present
Christopher Lundry
Le racisme et l’invisibilisation des afrodescendants en Amérique Latine. Cas de Mexique, Argentine et Brésil (FRENCH)
Jean-Bosco Kakozi
Drug-trafficking and organized crime in Mexico and Colombia: two cases of the history and politics of international drug control
Mónica Serrano
 Elections with(out) Choice: Comparative Perspectives from Mexico and Latin America 
Willibald Sonnleitner
From China with Confucius: Surveying Confucianism in Chinese Society and Politics in the 21st Century

Yong Chen
Mexico in Twelve Essays
Humberto Beck
Partisan Independence in Mexico and Latin America 
Isaac Cisneros
Inter-American Histories of Science in the 20th Century 
Adriana Minor
Police Institutions and Social Disorder in Latin America, 18th-20th Centuries 
Diego Pulido
Interpretations of Latin American Development in the Twentieth Century 
Francisco Zapata
Buddhism in Mexico: Historical and Intellectual Approaches 
Roberto García
History of Feminism in Mexico (1900–2020)
Gabriela Cano y Saúl Espino


Varieties of Capitalism in Latin America
Ilan Bizberg
International Trade: Theory and the Mexican Case
Julen Berasaluce
Economic Growth in Mexico and Latin America in Historical Perspective 
Sandra Kuntz

Society and Environment

Latin America and Mexico: New Paradigm of Reproductive Health Rights, a Human Right 
Fátima Juárez
The International Climate Change Policy: Disagreements between Rich and Poor Countries and the Future of the Planetary Climate. Brazil, Mexico and US experiences
José Luis Lezama y Ana de Luca
Urban Ethnography: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on Latin American Cities 
Nitzan Shoshan
Trajectories of Urban Environmental Justice: Theoretical Developments and Practical Experiences from Mexico and Latin America 
Andrés Sierra

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.