Spring 2020: Mexican Riviera Cruise

This upcoming spring, the Office of International Programs is offering a faculty-led 7-day academic cruise to Mexico with stops in: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta. These three cities are bustling hubs of culture, fun, and excitement. Enroll in KNS 290: Sport Event & Entertainment Management OR ENG 120: Marketing the Exotic: Decolonizing Postcolonial Tourism for the entirety of the spring semester and embark on the cruise during Spring Break! Check out the details below for information on the program and our unique Global Poet Scholarship (GPS) opportunity!

Program Highlights

  • Meet with your professors and fellow students in an on-board class space that has been reserved especially for our Whittier Poets.
  • Experience hands-on learning by participating in excursions at each of the ports, including a tour of a 4-star resort in Cabo, a stroll through historic downtown Mazatlán, and much more!
  • Speak with members of the ship’s crew for behind-the-scene details on what it takes to keep a cruise afloat.
  • Enroll in KNS 290 or ENG 120 (spring 2020 semester courses) for a one-of-a-kind learning experience 

Course Descriptions: 

KNS 290 Sport Event & Entertainment Management led by Profs. Kathy Barlow and Gina DiPierro: Learn about the world’s largest industries, from destination planning, hotel and restaurant management to sport entertainment and event management.

ENG 120 Why Read? -Marketing the Exotic: Decolonizing Postcolonial Tourism led by Prof. Katy Simonian:  Experience the culture of tourism and enrich your understanding of “The Other” and your connection to “The Exotic.”

Program Fee:

$1,700 without GPS or $700 with $1,000 GPS applied

Includes: room, meals, excursions, and transportation to/from Whittier College to the port

First-time GPS Opportunity: Apply 50% ($1,000) of your GPS towards the cruise, and save 50% ($1,000) for a future study abroad program! 

Application NOW OPEN!

Apply here (15-20 minute process):

Deadline: November 16th

Questions? Contact us!

Amber Chiapparine, Study Abroad Advisor, Platner 204,

Prof. Kathy Barlow, KNS 290, 

Prof. Katy Simonian, ENG 120,