Guanajuato centro

Why choose the MSSG Intensive Short-Courses?
This is a unique opportunity for STEM focused students studying at the undergraduate level to participate in an intensive course taught by researchers actively working in the fields of applied mathematics, data science, computer science and mathematical finance. At the same time, students will dip their foot into what study abroad offers through a carefully curated three week program that blends STEM focused coursework with workshops, activities and tours through the vibrant city of Guanajuato Capital, in the heart of México. 

j-term 2023 
Important dates:  
Coursework: Monday, January 2nd - Sunday, January 22nd 
Deadline to apply: October 15th, 2022
Announcement of participants: November 1st, 2022 
Confirmation of  participation & administrative fee payment: November 15th, 2022


Classical Mechanics: Dynamics and Computation

Course Description: In this course, we will study the fundamentals of the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of classical mechanics, including variational principles, conserved quantities and symmetry, motion of rigid bodies, canonical transformations, and Liouville's theorem. We will also give an introduction to several more modern topics in nonlinear dynamics, such as KAM theory and chaotic motion. Computer simulations will be used extensively throughout the course in order to foster clarity and encourage exploration.


Discrete Probability & Simulation:

This course introduces the student, through a probabilistic lens, to the basic subjects of discrete mathematics, which form the foundation of computer and information science.   The student will learn a variety of discrete models and topics with a view towards rigorous machine learning and data science applications, as well as deeper theoretical investigations.  Python and/or R will be used for practical implementation of all numerical and graphical procedures, including simulations.



  1. Interested students can apply on our website through the online form.
  2. Applicants must provide a current transcript and contact information for two professors who can act as refrences. 
  3. We recommend that interested candidates share information about the program with their study abroad or off-campus study office as well as with their financial aid office to secure support for approving study and accessing financial support.
  4. Consider applying for the Gilman Scholarship here.


Program Costs are listed here.