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Featuring CCIS Programs

Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico (Latin America / North America)



Quick Facts

Fall 2018 Intensive Language
Dates:  August 10 - November 30, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $3,400 CCIS Member | $3,800 Non-Member

Fall 2018 Advanced Program
Dates:  August 10 – November 30, 2018
Application Deadline:  April 1, 2018
Costs:  $3,400 CCIS Member | $3,800 Non-Member

Spring 2018 Intensive Language
Dates:  January 8 – May 11
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017
Costs:  $3,400 CCIS Member | $3,800 Non-Member

Spring 2018 Advanced Program
Dates:  January 8 – May 11
Application Deadline:  November 1, 2017
Costs:  $3,400 CCIS Member | $3,800 Non-Member




 

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.



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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

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.

Spanish Calendar 2018
Spanish Course Descriptions

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

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

Duration

Fall 2018: August 10 - November 30, 2018 (Advanced Program)
Spring 2018: January 8 - May 11, 2018


Program Dates and Costs

Intensive Language Program
Semester Programs Arrival
Date
Departure
Date
CCIS Member/Non-CCIS Member Program
  Fee *
Application
Deadline
Fall 2018 August 10, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 $3,400 | $3,800 April 1, 2018
Spring 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 May 11, 2018 $3,400 | $3,800 Nov. 1, 2017
* 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
CCIS Member/Non-CCIS Member Program
  Fee *
Application
Deadline
Fall 2018 Aug. 10, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 $3,400 | $3,800 April 1, 2018
Spring 2018 Jan. 8, 2018 May 11, 2018 $3,400 | $3,800 Nov. 1, 2017
* Note: A program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.

 

Costs

$3,400 CCIS Member | $3,800 Non-CCIS Member

Costs Included: Tuition, fees, 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. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadline

Fall - April 1
Spring - November 1

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA:
Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA
Minimum class standing: Students must have 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 five semesters or seven 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.

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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