The University of Guanajuato, a long-time partner of MCCCD, will serve as the host institution for this program. Both Muñoz and Steele will engage with the university in areas such as faculty/student exchanges, academic research, curriculum development and other means to establish beneficial relationships between the Maricopa Community Colleges and the University of Guanajuato.
While in Mexico, Muñoz and Steele will also be fully immersed in the study of our neighboring country and gain a first-hand understanding of its people and culture. They will have the opportunity to initiate or enhance Spanish language skills as part of this experience through a homestay with local families and a Spanish language component. Muñoz and Steele will also visit key cultural, archaeological, religious, and historical sites, and will engage in discussions about their observations related to the sites visited with academic experts in these areas.