Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
WHERE WILL THE CLASSES TAKE PLACE?
The IPSA courses and workshops will be held at FLACSO México (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences) which is located in Mexico City. Short courses will be held at Posgrado de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, also located at Mexico City.
After your registration you will receive a detailed program with your class and lab rooms. You can access the FLACSO and Posgrados de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales, UNAM location maps here: https://goo.gl/tkJyie https://www.posgrado.unam.mx/nosotros/ubicacion.php
I AM A FOREIGN STUDENT. DO I NEED A VISA TO ENTER MEXICO?
Most Latin American citizens do not need a visa to enter Mexico. However, you may require a visa if you come from another region. Please visit this link for more information: http://goo.gl/Q5GyHC
WHERE CAN I STAY IN MEXICO CITY?
There are several hotels near FLACSO Mexico in which you can stay. In this link you can find the options we recommend for accommodations: http://bit.ly/2OoxsyY
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS?
The last day for enrollment is May 20th, 2020. Our courses fill up very quickly so we suggest that you save your place as soon as possible.
IS THERE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF ENROLLED STUDENTS PER COURSE?
After the registration period has ended, the IPSA courses with less than 17 registered participants will be cancelled.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE COURSE I WAS ENROLLED TO IS NOT OPENED?
If the course you were enrolled to has less than 17 registered participants, that course won't be offered and hence you will be relocated to your selected second or third choice.
IS THERE A WAITING LIST FOR THE SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES?
Due to high demand some courses might have a waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be allocated immediately after the payment deadline.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR TWO COURSES AT THE SAME TIME?
Summer School courses are extremely demanding and they are simultaneous, thus participants can only register in one IPSA Course.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR TWO SHORT COURSES AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, it is possible. As long as the courses you choose do not overlap and neither of them are fully booked, you can register to more than one short course.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO APPLY ONLY FOR A SHORT COURSE?
Yes, it is possible. If you like, you may register only to short courses. It is not mandatory to apply for a long course afterwards.
WILL THE SUMMER SCHOOL OFFER COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATES TO STUDENTS?
Students who successfully complete the coursework and satisfy attendance requirements will receive a course completion certificate.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET FUNDING FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES?
All participants are responsible for their own expenses during the IPSA-Flacso's Mexico Summer School, including travel to and from Mexico, room and board, transportation and entertainment. Regarding food, we suggest that you prepay a daily meal at Flacso Mexico. This meal includes international or Mexican dishes served at Flacso's cafeteria at a very convenient price.
PAYMENT & PRICING
WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY REGISTRATION?
The payment deadline is May 20th, 2020. Our courses have high demand, so try to guarantee your spot as soon as possible.
WHAT PAYMENT METHOD CAN I USE?
We have several payment methods. You can pay through PayPal or debit and credit card when registering in our website. You can also pay through wire transfer or in Flacso Mexico's cash desk.
WHAT IS THE CANCELATION POLICY?
Given that the registration fees are a guarantee of student enrollment and will be used to plan and pay for certain expenses prior to the Summer School, registration fees cannot be reimbursed under any circumstances.