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Employees offered chance to study Spanish in Mexico

by Margaret von Steinen

Oct. 10, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Queretaro, Mexico.
Queretaro, Mexico
KALAMAZOO--A summer study abroad program for Western Michigan University employees, "Spanish Language and Mexican Culture," will be explained at information sessions Wednesday, Oct. 12, at noon, and Thursday, Oct. 27, at 5:15 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Room 2033 of Brown Hall.

The two-week intensive language and cultural study abroad program is open to all WMU faculty and benefits-eligible employees. It will take place June 29 to July 14, 2012, at the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico, an international partner of WMU for 16 years.

To be eligible, applicants must complete Spanish 1010 or the equivalent language skills test by the end of summer I session 2012. Evening and lunch-hour sections of Spanish 1010 are offered during spring semester and first summer session.

Those who qualify may take advantage of 12 grants of $1,750 each that are available to offset expenses. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 1.

Those attending the information sessions will be able to meet with program alumni; Dr. Jane Blyth Warren, director of study abroad and global program development; and Dr. Irma Lopez, professor of Spanish.

The Haenicke Institute for Global Education and Department of Spanish organize the annual Faculty/Staff Program in Queretaro, now in its fourth year.

Contact Jane Blyth Warren at or (269) 387-5890 for more information.