Mexico: Guadalajara Semester

Program Overview

Guadalajara, capital of the state of Jalisco, is Mexico's second-largest city. Founded in 1542 by Spanish conquistadors, it maintains ties to its rich cultural past, priding itself on being Mexico's most traditional large city. Sombreros, mariachis, and tequila all have their origins here. At the same time, Guadalajara is a modern city and home to Mexico's high-tech sector. This blend of traditional and modern makes Guadalajara a perfect place to study Spanish language while gaining an appreciation of the complexities of today's Mexico.

Students participating in the CCIS Guadalajara Program will study at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), one of Mexico's top five institutions for higher education. Semester and quarter long program options are available for beginning to advanced Spanish speakers.

 

 


Academic Profile
Academic Profile

The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara

Established in 1935, the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) is the oldest private university in Mexico and is often ranked as one of the country's top five institutions of higher education. Its nearly 20,000 students represent all states of Mexico and 35 countries, many attracted by UAG's well-known medical school. Surrounded by parks and residential neighborhoods, UAG is only minutes away from downtown Guadalajara, easily accessible by public transportation.

Course Offerings

» Intensive Language Program

Ideal for students who wish to improve their Spanish language skills. During each month-long session, students complete two Spanish language courses. Students in Levels 1-5 enroll in a grammar course in the morning and a conversation course in the afternoon. Students in Levels 6-9 enroll in a culture course in the afternoon course. Students may also substitute the afternoon course with selection of course electives. 

 

Students enroll in four consecutive language levels and earn a total of 16 semester (24 quarter) credits. This program offers the following sessions:

Intensive Language Courses

(Each level includes two courses)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Level 1 - Beginning Spanish Grammar & Conversation 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 2 - Beginning Spanish Grammar & Conversation 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 3 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar & Conversation 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 4 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar & Conversation 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 5 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Conversation 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 6 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Introduction to Latin American Literature

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 7 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Latin American Literature Genres 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 8 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Mexican Culture 

Spanish

40/40

2/2

3/3

Level 9 - Advanced Spanish (students also enroll in an elective course)

Spanish

40

2

3

Elective Courses

(Courses offered with sufficient demand)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Business Spanish I & II (Levels 5-9)

Spanish

40

2

3

Medical Spanish - Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced  (Levels 1-9)

Spanish

40

2

3

Mexican Anthropology (Levels 8-9)

Spanish

40

2

3


» Advanced Program with Mexican Students

This program is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Students in this program choose one of the following program tracks:

  • Track 1: Students enroll in the semester-long Advanced Spanish course and two or three courses with Mexican Students from any of the departments listed below.
  • Track 2: Students enroll in four to six courses with Mexican Students from any of the departments listed below.

Eligibility: Students must be fluent Spanish speakers or have completed 5 semesters or 7 quarters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent) prior to departure.

 Advanced Spanish Courses (Track 1)
(Students complete 1 or 2 courses during each block)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Block 1 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Introduction to Latin American Literature  (Weeks 1-6)

Spanish

30/30

2/2

3/3

Block 2 - Advanced Spanish Grammar & Latin American Literary Genres (Weeks 7-12)

Spanish

30/30

2/2

3/3

Block 3 - Mexican Anthropology (Weeks 13-16)

Spanish

40

2

3

 Departmental Courses (Track 1 & 2)
(Courses taught with Mexican Students)

Language of Instruction

Contact
Hours

Semester
Credits

Quarter
Credits

Actuary

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Agricultural Business Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Architecture

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Biology

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Biomedical Electronics Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Biotechnology Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Business Administration

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Business Information Technology Engineering & Management

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Chemical Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Civil Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Communications

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Computer Systems Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Economics & Business Management

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Education

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Electronics Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Financial Management

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Food Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Food Services Management

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Graphic Design

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Industrial Design

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Interior & Landscape Design

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

International Trade

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

International Relations

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Law

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Marketing & Trade Relations

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Mechatronic Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Nutrition

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Pharmaceutical Chemical Biology

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Physical Therapy

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Political Science & Public Administration

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Psychology

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Public Accounting

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Software Engineering

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

Tourism Management

Spanish

Varies

Varies

Varies

 


Activities and Opportunities
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Participants are encouraged to immerse themselves in the local culture through extracurricular activities at the university. International students also have the option of participating in a monthly excursion to a historically or culturally significant location in and around Guadalajara. (The costs associated with these optional excursions are not included in the program fee.)

Student activities and clubs at UAG are also open to international students. Participants are encouraged to take part in the North American Students Association, which promotes intercultural understanding between study abroad and Mexican students.

Housing

Living with a host family provides students with valuable insights into Mexican life and culture. Students are placed with local families in a private or shared room, and are provided three meals per day. Homes are typically located in residential areas convenient to campus; students generally walk or take a short bus ride to class.

 


Program Details
Guadalajara Semester Program Details

Application Deadline(s)

Fall Programs: April 1

Spring Programs: November 1 

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA - Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Class Standing - Students must have completed at least one semester or quarter of college-level coursework at the time of application.

Foreign Language Proficiency - The Intensive Language Program is open to students at any level of Spanish proficiency. The Advanced Program with Mexican Students requires an advanced level of Spanish proficiency and is only open to students who will have completed at least 5 semesters or 7 quarters of college level Spanish (or the equivalent) prior to departure.

Judicial Standing - Students must be in good judicial standing at their current college or university with no major disciplinary violations in the past 12 months.

Program Dates and Costs

» Intensive Language Program

Semester Programs

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Jan 9, 2014

May 16, 2014

$3,300

Nov. 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Aug 14, 2014

Dec 7, 2014

$3,500

April 1, 2014

* Note: A program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.


» Advanced Program with Mexican Students

Semester Programs

Arrival
Date

Departure
Date

Program

  Cost *

Application
Deadline

Spring 2014

Jan 9, 2014

May 30, 2014

$3,300

Nov. 1, 2013

Fall 2014

Aug 14, 2014

Dec 7, 2014

$3,500

April 1, 2014

* Note: A program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.

Costs Included

Tuition, fees, International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and CISI medical insurance.

Costs Not Included

Airfare, airport pickup fee ($20), homestay with three meals per day (shared: $375; single: $425/month), homestay placement fee ($20), books and supplies, local transportation, personal expenses, and optional study tour of Mexico City ($250).

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

 


Apply Now!
Your Adventure in Mexico Begins Here

Apply Online Now:

University of Guadalajara, Mexico - Online Application

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Alyson Roberts, CCIS Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone: 994-7044
Fax (406) 994-1619
E-mail: CCIS Study Abroad Advisor

How do I apply?

Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by clicking the link above to proceed to the online application through Montana State University.

In addition to the online application, you will need to submit the following items:

Official Transcript
Copy of Passport (Biographical Page)
2 Passport-Size Photos
Disciplinary Clearance Form
UAG Supplemental Application 
2 Academic Recommendations 

More information can be found on the online application regarding the required material.

 

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.