A team of seven faculty members from across the Maricopa Community College District departed for Mexico to take part in a three-week curriculum internationalization program sponsored by MCLI's Office of International and Intercultural Education. The overarching purpose of this travel is to internationalize curriculum in support of student global learning.
The team will spend a week in Mexico City visiting key historic and cultural sites, and two weeks in the beautiful colonial city of Guanajuato, immersing themselves in the study of Mexico and the Spanish language. Maricopa faculty will be linked to academic counterparts at the University of Guanajuato for the purpose of engaging in academic exchange and developing the internationalized curriculum modules that will be shared with other faculty across the District.
Participating faculty will also have the opportunities to live with host families, engage in daily Spanish classes, and receive presentations from University of Guanajuato faculty on topics related to their disciplines and interests.
The District has an active partnership and Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Guanajuato that supports student and faculty exchange, faculty professional development opportunities, and joint scholarly research projects.