Liberal Studies

Prospective elementary teachers, particularly those who hope to teach in California, are encouraged to consider the Westmont in Mexico program. With careful planning, other approved off-campus programs may also be built into students’ schedules. Liberal studies majors who continue into Westmont’s credential program and who seek an international experience are encouraged to apply to student teach in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica program is administered separately by the Education Department.

Westmont in Mexico - (Open to all majors) (Fall only)

Are you the kind of person who loves a challenge and an adventure? Does the idea of becoming more fluent in another language and building relationships with members of another culture excite you? Would you like to explore Christianity in a new context and grow in ways you never thought possible? Well, Westmont in Mexico may be just for you! Westmont in Mexico (WIM) is led by Westmont faculty and located in the beautiful, colonial city of Querétaro. On this program, students gain skills for effective cross-cultural living, explore incarnational ministry, and improve their Spanish language abilities. WIM offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Mexican culture through home stays, coursework, and field trips within the context of a supportive Christian community. Another distinctive feature is its integrated pre-departure, in-country, and re-entry training. WIM is designed to be a part of the general education curriculum, and fulfills several GE requirements. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Come and discover the Mexico you never knew! Westmont in Mexico Homepage