UW-Milwaukee’s Atmospheric Science program offers the faculty-led study abroad program Mexico: Air Pollution and Ancient Cultures during UWinteriM, the three-week winter break between semesters.

Led by Professor Jonathan Kahl, the course is open to undergraduates and graduates in any field of study, as well as to students attending other colleges and universities. This is a three-credit course.

Participants travel to five exotic locations in southern Mexico to study the effects of acid rain on cultural heritage sites. Visit pyramids at Teotihuacán (Mexico City), El Tajín (Papantla), Monte Albán (Oaxaca), and in the ancient Mayan jungle city of Palenque as well as universities and world-famous museums.

Students will examine firsthand the relationships between meteorology, air pollution, and cultural heritage. Joint activities with Mexican university students increase the value (and fun!) of the experience.

Professor Jon Kahl, Program Leader

For further information, contact the UWM Study Abroad Office at overseas@uwm.edu.