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PEPE summer program offers immersive Spanish language experience

by Sherrie Voss Matthews, UTSA International Programs    |    February 01, 2016

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Mary Bockman, a Teaching English as a Second Language master’s student, was looking for a way to improve her Spanish language skills.


She was invited to apply for a scholarship for a month-long intensive Spanish language program at the Universidad de Guadalajara. She only had to pay for her plane tickets. 


 “PEPE is great!” Bockman, who attended the 2015 summer PEPE program, said. “The staff was always there to help us.”


The Universidad de Guadalajara offers an intensive Spanish program, with six levels of courses for beginners through near-fluent speakers. The program includes 60 hours of Spanish, 20 hours of workshops and 20 hours of history and Mexican culture courses.


“The Universidad de Guadalajara’s PEPE program is a great opportunity for our students who are interested in immersing themselves in language and culture in Mexico,” said Dr. Rene Zenteno, Vice Provost for International Initiatives. “Guadalajara is a great city and Universidad de Guadalajara has an outstanding language program that can open many doors for UTSA students.”


Bockman spent three weeks in... continue reading HERE.



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