Program Requirements


This program is open for any Saint Mary's University student after completing our SPAN 1100 Introduction to Spanish Language or 6.0 credit hours of Spanish in any level. Some exceptions applies for students with a proven A1 Level of Spanish. The SMU summer program in Mexico is also open for any spanish students in our sister Universities in the maritimes after completing the equivalent of 6.0 credit hours in their home University (Dalhousie, UPEI, Mount Saint Vincent, STFX, Mount Allison University) or in Canada. In order to be eligible for this program students need the approval from their advisor in their home University and the program coordinator at Saint Mary's University, Dr. Andres Arteaga (

Students willing to participate in this program must attend an information session on October 21 st at noon at MM201. In case students cannot attend this session they should contact the program coordinator and arrange a meting before the end of October 2016.

In order to participate in this program students have to pay and register 3.0 credit hours at Saint Mary's University for SPAN 3320 Latin American Travel Literature for the Spring 2017 session.

After completing the Spanish summer school in Mexico students will get 12 credit hours towards a minor or a major in Spanish (4 full courses of 3.0 credit hours each = 160 hours in total).

Upon approval from the International Development Program I.D.S Students could get extra credits for their Development Practice (3460) or Development Studies Field School (4120-4123) while doing the Experiential Learning Credits with the local community in Taxco.