Alumni College 2017 in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende: Culture, Cuisine, and History of Colonial Mexico

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With Professor Emeritus Franklin Knight

October 25 - 29, 2017

From $1,995 plus airfare. 

People fall in love with San Miguel de Allende. This UNESCO World Heritage Site retains the peaceful charms of old Mexico and is the oldest American ex-pat community. Famous for a vibrant art scene, well-preserved Colonial and Spanish architecture, and silver mining that changed the world, San Miguel is a stunning mountain town with crisp spring-like weather year round. Enjoy three full days with visits to art and design centers, botanical gardens, private homes, and elegant dining while learning about pre-Hispanic Mexico, its revolution, silver economy, and relationship with the U.S. today. Rooftop restaurants, eclectic shops, a lively artisans' market and 24 blocks of pedestrian friendly streets and paths await you. Spend a day in nearby Guanajuato, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and University town where you will visit the Diego Rivera Museum and marvel at the Baroque and neoclassical buildings.

Choose between two modern airports that are just 60-90 minutes from San Miguel served by non-stop flights from L.A., Atlanta, Houston, or Dallas. Transfers are included.


Register using this form or call Karoline Bowman at 410-366-5494 Ext.113 or 1-800-638-7640 Ext.113 at AESU Travel.

JHU Contacts 

Leah Murphy or Marguerite Jones at 800-548-5481.

Franklin Knight

Franklin W. Knight is the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor Emeritus of History and Academy Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1973 and retired in 2014. In a career of more than fifty years he offered courses on Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. He has researched and lectured widely across the hemisphere and written and edited eleven books as well as contributing more than 104 journal articles and book chapters on Latin America and the Caribbean.  He served as president of the Latin American Studies Association, the largest professional association of scholars in the world, between 1998 and 2000. He has been honored by academies in Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.