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Featuring CCIS Programs

Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico Summer

Guadalajara, Mexico (North America / Latin America)



Quick Facts

Summer May Intensive Language
Dates:  May 11, 2018 – June 9, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,500 CCIS Member | $1,900 Non-Member

Summer June Intensive Language
Dates:  June 8, 2018 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,500 CCIS Member | $1,900 Non-Member

Summer July Intensive Language
Dates:  July 6, 2018 – August 4, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,500 CCIS Member | $1,900 Non-Member

Summer Language and Culture
Dates:  June 8, 2018 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,300 CCIS Member | $1,700 Non-Member

Summer Two Session Combination I
Dates:  May 11, 2018 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Costs:  $2,000 CCIS Member | $2,400 Non-Member

Summer Two Session Combination II
Dates:  June 8, 2018 – August 4, 2018 
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $2,000 CCIS Member | $2,400 Non-Member

Summer Three Session Combination 
Dates:  May 11, 2018 – August 4, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Costs:  $2,500 CCIS Member | $2,900 Non-Member

*
There is a deposit of $400 due two weeks after official acceptance. 
 

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, Mexico Program will study at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) one of the country's top five institutions for higher education.

Summer programs offer options for beginning and advanced Spanish speakers.



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Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Montana State University
Claire Surma
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
ccisabroad@montana.edu
Tel:(406) 994-7151

This program is sponsored and administered by Montana State University.

Academics & Program

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, this program offers month-long sessions at all levels of Spanish proficiency. During each month-long session, students complete one level and earn 4 semester (6 quarter) credits. All courses offer excursions and an optional study tour of Mexico City is available.
 Language
Level
 Language
Course #1
Language
Course #2
Language of Instruction Contact 
Hours
Semester
Credits 
Quarter
Credits
Level 1 Beginning Grammar Beginning Conversation Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 2  Beginning Grammar Beginning Conversation Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 3  Intermediate Grammar Intermediate Conversation Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 4  Intermediate Grammar Intermediate Conversation Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 5  Advanced Grammar Advanced Conversation * Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 6  Advanced Grammar Introduction to Latin American Literature * Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 7 Advanced Grammar Latin American Literary Genres * Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 8  Advanced Grammar Advanced Conversation * Spanish 40/40 2/2 3/3
Level 9  Advanced Spanish   Spanish 40 2 3
* Course may be replaced with one of the Elective Courses list below.
 Elective Courses 
(Levels 5–9)
Language of Instruction Contact 
Hours
Semester
Credits 
Quarter
Credits
Business Spanish I Spanish 40 2 3
Business Spanish II Spanish 40 2 3
Medical Spanish - Beginning  Spanish 40 2 3
Medical Spanish - Intermediate Spanish 40 2 3
Medical Spanish - Advanced Spanish 40 2 3
Spanish Cultural and Mexican Anthropology  Spanish 40 2 3
 
Language & Culture Program
The Language & Culture Program is available in the June summer session, and combines language study and a course on Mexican culture. This program is open to students at all levels a of Spanish proficiency and offers electives on Mexican culture taught either in English or Spanish. During each month-long session, students complete one level and earn 6 semester (9 quarter) credits. All courses offer excursions and an optional study tour of Mexico City is available.
 Language Courses Language of Instruction Contact 
Hours
Semester
Credits 
Quarter
Credits
Refer to the Intensive Language Program for course information.
Cultural Courses Language of Instruction Contact 
Hours
Semester
Credits 
Quarter
Credits
International Business in Mexico English 32 2 3
Introduction to the History of Mexican English 32 2 3
Mayan Cultures English 32 2 3
Mexican Folklore English 32 2 3
Monuments and Mexican Works of Art, 16th to 19th Centuries English 32 2 3
Understanding the Social Aspects of Mexico through Literature Spanish 32 2 3

Credits: Two or three credits depending on the program
Instructor's Language: Spanish or English depending on the program

Student Life & Housing

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.

Duration & Costs

Summer May Intensive Language
Dates:  May 11, 2018 – June 9, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,500 CCIS Member | $1,900 Non-Member

Summer June Intensive Language
Dates:  June 8, 2018 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,500 CCIS Member | $1,900 Non-Member

Summer July Intensive Language
Dates:  July 6, 2018 – August 4, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,500 CCIS Member | $1,900 Non-Member

Summer Language and Culture
Dates:  June 8, 2018 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $1,300 CCIS Member | $1,700 Non-Member

Summer Two Session Combination I
Dates:  May 11, 2018 – July 7, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Costs:  $2,000 CCIS Member | $2,400 Non-Member

Summer Two Session Combination II
Dates:  June 8, 2018 – August 4, 2018 
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $2,000 CCIS Member | $2,400 Non-Member

Summer Three Session Combination 
Dates:  May 11, 2018 – August 4, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Costs:  $2,500 CCIS Member | $2,900 Non-Member

*
There is a deposit of $400 due two weeks after official acceptance. 

Costs included: Tuition, fees, and CISI insurance

Costs not included: Airfare, homestay with 3 meals per day, books and supplies, local transcportation, and personal expenses

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.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA: 
Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA 
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

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
 



Supplemental Application Material

Your CCIS application has two parts, 1) you will complete an online application form with general information and 2) each program may have supplemental forms that need to be completed and submitted via email. Please download the supplemental application materials to your computer.

Do not fill forms out in your web browser. Submit the completed supplemental application material directly to your study abroad advisor or to the program sponsor. Make sure to check with your study abroad office to learn how they want applications submitted.


MSU Signature Verification Form
MSU Disciplinary Clearance Form
Passport-sized photo (JPEG format preferred)
Supplemental Application

 

Refund Policy
31 or more days prior to first day of orientation: 100%  (minus $400 deposit)
30 days or less prior to first day of orientation: 75%  (minus $400 deposit)
After departure but prior to first day of classes:  50% (minus $400 deposit)
After the first day of classes: No refund thereafter

 

 



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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Margi Garrison

"Studying abroad is the best decision I have ever made, I am so grateful I took advantage of this opportunity. This experience will stay with me for the rest of my life, I have learned so many new things I could never learn at home and made lifelong friends. Mexico is so incredible I extended my stay!"

Scott Alexander

"The program has been a life changing experience for me. I was only going to study for 8 weeks at the University but after the first 2 weeks I knew I wanted to stay and study longer because of the atmosphere and people. I have met life long friends, I have learned life long experiences, and I have recieved a good education.