Mexico City & Countryside

Mexico & Countryside

No programs are currently scheduled due to Covid travel restrictions.

Elements of The Program

Experience the many faces of modern Mexico, our neighbor to the south. Encounter people of faith and organizations working for change and a better future. See the contrast in the countryside and learn the reasons for increased emigration. The program includes a visit to the shrine of Our lady of Guadalupe, the Zocalo, birthplace of modern Mexico, and the ancient site of the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Join us as we witness creativity for change!


Reality of Mexico includes some of the following:
  • Identity and culture of the Mexican people
  • Guided tour of Mexican Museum of Anthropology
  • Economic reality of Mexico and immigration issues
  • Women in Mexico: struggles and commitment
  • Human rights discussion
  • Visit to the Zocalo (central plaza), the Cathedral, and National Palace
Mexico City-- One of the largest cities in the world, center of Spanish-American culture, site of magnificent examples of history and anthropology, place of great riches, but also the social and economic problems that plague Mexico, home for a host of courageous people working to make a better life for themselves, their families and neighborhoods.
Visit a town in the state of Guanajuato, a couple hours from Mexico City, which will provide a close-up of life in the countryside and enable program participants to examine rural issues and see what happens to families when the men of the town emigrate north.
Program fees: $1,450.00* plus registration fee
Registration fees: $100.00 if registered by the deadline date.
*If after registration deadline: $150.00 registration fee.
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*Program fees are subject to change.
*Air fare not included.  All trips include transportation (except taxi to
airport at the end of the trip), accommodations, and food (except one meal).
"GATE has provided the structure for our students that helps them understand Mexico in a realistic way.
This is exactly the introduction to Mexico that we had hoped for."
~B. K., Canada