Programs

Explore New Mexico and the Southwest:
Culture, History, Politics, and Education System
* Two-Week Program *
in Cooperation with the German American Institute, Tübingen, Germany
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also known as the d.a.i. Tübingen
July 28 to August 12, 2018
Other Dates Upon Request

New Mexico’s history is unique. The first European colonialists arrived here even before the East coast was discovered. Native American culture is very much present and other than in the rest of the United States, Native people still live on their land they have been occupying for centuries. We will lead you into the diverse world of New Mexico, the mixture between the different cultures, the contemporary politics, the education system, and society. Professors, teachers, members of the legislature, and other experts in their fields will introduce you to the diverse culture and societal challenges, and discuss your questions with you. We will learn by visiting different historic sites, by observing court rooms, visiting schools and universities. Watching tribal ceremonial dances and attending guided tours will  help us understand the Native culture and while traveling through the land, we will enjoy the enchanting landscape of New Mexico’s mountains and plains. We will relax by going to an open air concert and the Santa Fe Opera, enjoying local delicacies from Food Trucks, and hiking in the striking nature of New Mexico. A visit of the Colonial Old Town and the urban shopping area near the university will be also part of the program.

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Native American History and Life in New Mexico
* One-Week Program *
June 23 to July 1, 2018
Other Dates Upon Request

This program is designed for people who are interested in the Native American culture in New Mexico and want to deepen their knowledge on site. Only in New Mexico, Native American tribes still live in their original villages called “Pueblos” and we will take you to the most significant sites that will help you to understand tribal life in New Mexico. For a comprehensive understanding, you will first meet Native American professors and students at the University of New Mexico who will introduce you to the history, politics, education, social life, art, healing and medicine from the stand point of the Native people. By observing a tribal court room, you will get an insight into the tribal judicial system and by visiting a school you will learn about the tribal education system. Guided tours through Native villages located in breathtaking  landscapes and observing a ceremonial dance in the Santa Ana Pueblo will deepen your understanding of the Native American world. An open air concert in the Albuquerque Botanical Garden and a performance by the Santa Fe Opera as well as a short dip into the university urban area and the colonial Old Town of Albuquerque is also part of the program.

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The Historic Northern Mexico
and the Stunning Barranca del Cobre – Copper Canyon
in cooperation with the Pink Store Tours with whom we have a great relation for more than 20 years.
Pink Store Tours has been working with the New Mexico State University on travel arrangements and is a trustworthy partner.
* One-Week Program *
July 1 to July 8, 2018 OR
August 12 to August 19, 2018
Other Dates Upon Request

The tour to Northern Mexico takes you to the most beautiful and enchanting colonial towns and you will find yourself in scenery that will remind you of movies and old images of Mexico. You will learn about the Native people of the Tarahumara and the Mayo tribe and hopefully try their tasty food, visit ancient sites such as Paquimé, a World Heritage Site, admire the Native art of pottery making on Mata Ortiz, a world famous and most progressive pottery production based on ancient methods. In El Fuerte, a picturesque colonial town, you will be taken back to the times of the conquistadores. From there you will take a boat down the river to the ancient Mayo Indian petroglyphs with drawings and symbols that will take to different cultures and let you realize that we are all connected.  The breathtaking train ride through the beauty and majesty of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains will be in your memory forever!

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To register, click HERE.

 

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Previous programs in cooperation with the German-American Institute in Tübingen, also known as d.a.i. – Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Germany:

Summer 2016 Continuing Education Program for Teachers

Summer 2017 Continuing Education Program for Teachers