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NWTC students travel back to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a global professional experience. While in Mexico, you will learn about the educational system, engage with Universidad Politecnica de Guanajuato (UPG) students, tour local industries, attend lectures from UPG professors, and explore the region’s cultural sites (historic churches, Mexican architecture, museums, and historic parks and botanical gardens).
UPG is an engineering university located about an hour from San Miguel de Allende. The university offers several of the high-demand career opportunities students require for the current labor market. The engineering degrees offered are robotics, agro-industrial, automotive design, process manufacturing, logistics and transportation, energy, biotechnology, and metrology and quality.
Potential activities include zip-lining, ATV tour, horseback riding, and local distillery tour.
While in San Miguel de Allende, you will learn about:
The study abroad experience aligns with NWTC Employability Skills; in particular, "value individual differences and abilities", and "demonstrate community and global accountability".
$2,300 - 2,400 is the estimated program cost and includes:
College of Business students: use this as your Career Experience
This study abroad experience will satisfy the Career Experience component in any College of Business associate degree program. Each academic program has criteria for assessment of learning; typically journaling and a portfolio presentation linking learning to the program outcomes.
Tech Hall students: Talk to your instructor about credit options.
All credit opportunities are optional.
Lacy Frewerd, International Programs Contact
Angela Hansen-Winker, Faculty Leader