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Study Abroad: Education Sources: Mexico

This guide is intended for a study abroad course at the College of Education.

Map of Mexico

map of Mexico

Travel Information

The U.S. Department of State provides information on traveling to various countries, including passport and visa requirements. Further information about Mexico can be found on their website.

Spanish Language

Spanish Language Education Journals

Natural Disasters and School Emergency Drills

Flooding and Landslides: There is a risk of flooding and landslides throughout Mexico. Monitor local news for relevant information.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes: A number of seismic fault lines run throughout Mexico, so the country is at risk of earthquakes. The Servicio Sismologico Nacional (SSN) monitors seismic activity in the country. Mexico is also home to 48 active volcanoes, the majority in central and southern Mexico, with some in the state of Baja California.

Tsunamis and Cyclones: As a nation with large coastlines, Mexico is at risk of both tsunamis (mainly on the Pacific coast) and cyclones.

Extreme Heat and Droughts: These two natural hazards are becoming more frequent in Mexico as the world's climate changes. Temperatures worldwide are rising and water is becoming scarcer, causing the two phenomenon to exacerbate one other.

Mexico's Secretariat of Public Education

Further information about Mexico's public education system can be found on their official website. This online portal provides information about educational policies and upcoming initiatives, statistics, and accountability reports for the public. Additional information about the various levels of education, such as Elementary Education and Secondary Education, are available for readers to peruse. 

Information on the Education System

Cultural Norms and History

For information about the cultural norms and history of Mexico, try these resources:

Finding More Resources in the Library Catalog

To find more information about the educational system of Mexico, try these tips for searching the library catalog to find books, magazines or journals, DVDs, and many other resources:

Here are some keywords that may be useful in your search:

  • Education, higher -- Mexico
  • Mexico -- curricula
  • Mexico -- Education system
  • Mexico -- social life and customs