At Pacific University, you have the opportunity to participate in an elementary/middle school teaching practicum in Mexico.
In late May, participants travel to Tapalpa, located about 90 minutes south of Guadalajara. Surrounded by forests, lakes, and streams, this alpine town is a haven for artists and the surrounding countryside holds several attractions. During your three week stay, you'll student teach in grades 1 - 6 or in the local middle school. You will participate in other volunteer services arranged by our partner organization CITAC as well as attend weekly seminars and enjoy weekend cultural excursions. If you have been admitted to the College of Education for a teacher licensure program, you may use this practicum in Mexico for three weeks of your 18 week student teaching requirement.
- Practice your Spanish!
- Work with children in schools (or possibly another placement)
- Many weekend and evening cultural activities (art, food, music, medicinal herb workshop and more!)
- Learn about the lifestyles, culture, and daily activities of the people of Jalisco, Mexico
- Study the forces that lead to migration from the area
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For More Information
Mike Charles, | Associate Professor of Education
503-352-1441 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Marcus Welsh | Assistant Professor of Spanish