Calling all Year 2 School Psychology Students!

This summer, June 16-27, 2019, we are pleased to offer a Study Abroad opportunity in Mexico City!

The Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology offers a unique opportunity for Counseling and School Psychology graduate students to study abroad. Dr. Fernando Estrada and Dr. Emily Fisher will take 20 graduate students from LMU to Mexico City for 12 days/11 nights at the end of Summer Session I. In collaboration with faculty and graduate students from Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), LMU graduate students take a 3-unit course focused on Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice. Students also participate in faculty-led community-based learning at sites serving different marginalized populations in Mexico City and enjoy chartered excursions to different sites around the city.

Community-Learning Sites Summer 2019

  • Casa Renovaci√≥n Centro Comunitario: This community-based agency serves young children whose families experience economic poverty. Many of the children live in areas referred to as cuidades perdidas, or lost cities. Services focus on education, social emotional development, health care, work development, and parenting skills.
  • Casa De Los Amigos: This hostel-type agency in one of the busiest areas in Mexico City and provides transitionary housing services to a diverse group of people who are in migration. The agency has values rooted in Quaker principles and is staffed by professionals and volunteers.
  • Centro Ibero Meneses: This is a community-based agency serves a wide range of clients, including adolescents and the elderly. Services include support groups and educational programming to address interpersonal and health issues, like aging, discrimination, and career development.

For more information, please feel free to reach out directly to Dr. Fernando Estrada or Dr. Emily Fisher. Your advisor can also guide you in options to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity traveling, studying, collaborating alongside educators from programs throughout the SOE!

Full flyer: Mexico City 2019 Study Abroad