Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III, Summer IV
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CCIS
At the Universidad Auto´noma de Guadalajara (UAG), you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Mexican culture, while earning academic credit in intensive Spanish language courses or content courses taught in Spanish. Language courses are kept small so that you receive individual attention to improve your Spanish. Many of the language and cultural courses incorporate cultural excursions to let you practice your Spanish and learn more outside of the classroom. When not studying, you will have ample opportunity to join student organizations and sports teams or spend time volunteering with a local non-profit. Living with a host family will provide you with valuable insights into Mexican life and culture. Welcoming locals, an active lifestyle, Spanish immersion, and academic credit are just a few of the many reasons to study at UAG for a summer, semester, or year.
Additional features: optional three-day Mexico City excursion
While Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city, it maintains ties to its rich cultural past, blending sombreros with the high-tech sector. UAG is a large private university, surrounded by parks and residential neighborhoods, yet minutes away from downtown.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.