Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2006

Schreiner University Invites the Community to Participate in Study Abroad Trip

by Amy Armstrong, Assistant Director of University Relations

Two Schreiner University professors will be leading classes to San Miguel De Allende May 9-25 and they are encouraging community members to take part in this exciting cultural experience.  There is no charge for members of the community who wish to take Professor Fred Buss’ Aesthetics course or Dr. Kathleen Hudson’s Global Issues course.  The cost of the trip is $1,500, which includes transportation, room, two meals per day and two side trips.  The deadline to register for the trip is March 1.

San Miguel ViejoTravelers will be able to visit this Spanish Colonial City in Central Mexico known for its beautiful cobble stone streets, flower-filled courtyards, and central plaza, known as The Jardin. The days flow by at an easy pace with lots to see and do regardless of your interests.  Travel is via motor coach from either San Antonio or Laredo. Accommodations will be at Hotel Maruca at Hidalgo No. 18, just a block and a half from the center of San Miguel.  The days will be spent strolling up and down the streets, observing the Mexican culture with music, dancing, eating and practicing your Spanish in various shops, restaurants and artisan studios.

Activities during the two-week stay will include a visit to the hot springs at La Gruta (be sure to pack a swim suit) and a day trip to Guanajuato to the home of Diego Rivera and the Don Quixote museum. In and around San Miguel, you will see magnificent churches including the pilgrim church at Atotonilco. You will participate in an overnight adventure to Patzcuaro and go by boat to the island of Janitzio where you can climb 8,000 steps to the statue of Morelos, hero of the Mexican Revolution.  During the days you are in San Miguel, you can sign up for Spanish lessons at the Instituto Allende. If you are taking the Aesthetics course taught by Professor Buss you will spend time in the biblioteca (library) pulling together your own definition of aesthetics and learning how to view your internal and external landscapes.

Those studying in Dr. Hudson’s Global Issues course will learn that San Miguel holds a prominent place in the Mexican revolution. You will be visiting sites pertaining to this in and around the city. Discussions and writing assignments will be centered on Mexican political and cultural issues.  Dr. Hudson, professor of English at Schreiner, has been coordinating Schreiner’s Study Abroad trips to San Miguel de Allende for 20 years.  For more information contact Dr. Hudson at 830-792-7409 or

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