Mexico: Universidad de las Americas

A GVSU Partnership Program

  • Mexico: Universidad de las Americas Photo
  • Mexico: Universidad de las Americas Photo
  • Mexico: Universidad de las Americas Photo

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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

PUEBLA, MEXICO: The Universidad de las Americas (UDLA) in Puebla with more than 65 years of tradition, offers academic programs that answer the present and future needs of today’s world.  The University has excellent library facilities and the latest technology in order to enhance teaching and research.  UDLA students enjoy a lively campus environment offering numerous student activities. 

UDLA is located in the municipality of San Andres Cholula, only fifteen minutes from the city of Puebla and 90 miles from Mexico City.  Founded in 1531, this geographic region brings together the influences of pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mexico and is recognized by UNESCO as a cultural treasure of the world. The area is an important industrial, commercial, and agricultural center.  On a clear day one can see the Malinche Mountain and three of Mexico’s tallest volcanoes from campus.

The majority of academic programs are taught in Spanish. Students who place into the advanced or superior levels of Spanish will be eligible to register for the content courses taught in Spanish.  Courses in Spanish language are available at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.  A limited number of courses are taught in English each year.  Students who place into basic or intermediate Spanish will be eligible to take Spanish language courses and/or courses taught in English.

View the UDLA Info Packet 

Past participants have shared their experiences.

 

Partnership Information

When can I go?

Winter 2017:                          January - May

Summer 2017:                       May - June, June - July, May - July 

Fall 2017:                                August - December 

Academic Year 2017-18:    August – May 

Where will I live?

Students will live in residence halls with a shared kitchenette.  The residence hall units are suite style offering a double room with four rooms sharing a common area.  Meals are not included, however, the canteens are very close to the location of the residence halls.   Students will be living primarily with Mexican roommates.  

Who is eligible to participate?

Students must be degree seeking and have completed one semester at GVSU at the time of application.  2.5 GPA required. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.

Application Deadlines

Winter 2017:                          Sept. 10, 2016

Summer 2017:                       Feb. 1, 2017

Fall 2017:                                 Feb. 1, 2017

Academic Year 2017-18:     Feb. 1, 2017

What credits will I receive?

UDLA offers courses in many subjects including: business, law, math, Mexican culture, political science, and Spanish language.

Students participating in a partnership program will either register for courses that have been pre-approved courses or will go through a Course Approval Process.

For a full list of course options: (Academic Program & Course Information) Additional Information

How much does the program cost?

Total Projected Cost: $11,923 - $12,345 (per semester based on 2015-2016)

Includes
  • GVSU Tuition
  • Program Fee
  • Housing (On-campus, db. room)
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Misc. living expenses
  • Passport/Visa/ISIC/Res permit
  • Insurance

Additional Program Cost Information

Detailed Estimated Budget

Financial Aid

Students typically pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships/grants and alternative loans. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

To contact the Financial Aid office, email finaid@gvsu.edu with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Financial Aid FAQ's

Scholarships/Grants

PARTNERSHIP GRANT: The Padnos International Center will provide (2) $500 Partnership Grants for students spending a semester or year at this partner.  If more than two students apply for this program, decisions on awards will be made based on the strength of a student’s application and financial need.  Students may be eligible for more than $500, but two applicants will receive a minimum of $500 in grant support.  Decisions on awards will be made following the deadline for applications. 

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for information on other grants and scholarships. 

 

Who can tell me more?

Padnos International Center 

130 Lake Ontario Hall
616-331-3898
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Hours extended on Wednesday until 7pm during Fall and Winter Semesters

 

UDLA website:  www.udlap.mx/internacional/intro.aspx 

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.