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  • Locations: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall semester, Spring semester, Summer term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring semester 2018 09/30/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program type: Exchange Program Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.0
Language Prerequisite: Yes Language of Instruction: Spanish
Language Courses Offered: Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Program Advisor: Jennifer Dickey
Program Description:

Webster Exchange - UAG
Guadalajara FountainUniversity and Program

Location

Academics and Extracurricular Activities

Academic Calendar

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University and Program

The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Mexico's oldest private university, was founded in 1935. UAG is coeducational, independent, and autonomous. The University is proud of its authentic Mexican heritage but also able to emphasize its focus on international education.

UAG has a current enrollment of 15,000 students, 85 percent Mexican while 15 percent come from 25 different countries. Study Abroad students take Spanish language courses, and depending on their level, may take other courses instructed in Spanish.

The campus offers classrooms, academic and staff offices, various cafes, a student recreational area, and a library. The library includes access to Webster’s extensive online Library, with digital collections of academic journals in all subject areas, over 25,000 e-books, e-reference collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials among other resources.

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Location

Located in the charming state of Jalisco, which is known for its history and natural resources, Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America. Guadalajara itself is a cultural center of Mexico, considered to be the home of mariachi music and a number of globally renowned cultural events which draw international crowds.   City View Guadalajara
The city is also home to the C.D. Guadalajara, one of the country’s most popular football clubs.  Within the city’s historic downtown, there are many beautiful buildings and a number of Squares and Public Parks to visit. Renowned artist Jose Orozco was from the region and his works can be seen in the Government Palace and the Cabañas Cultural Institute.   
 
UAG’s main campus is located just southwest of the city center. The campus provides a comfortable studying environment for students from both home and abroad.

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Academics and Extracurricular Activities

You can find more course information here.

Students contribute enormously to UAG’s vibrant campus and community through the various activities and events. The local staff provides a local orientation, after arrival, and can help you make the most of being in Guadalajara. Staff is available to provide information on the local area, activities and events across the city; and to provide support and assistance throughout your study abroad experience. 


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Academic Calendar

Summer Program options
  • May to July (and/or)
  • July to August
Spring Semester: 
  • January to May
Fall Semester: 
  • August to December
(Arrival and Departure dates will be provided by Office of Study Abroad)

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Housing

The UAG exchange program features a homestay for all students, as an important part of the language and culture immersion. Study abroad students are placed in living arrangements with a local Mexican family that regularly houses students from UAG.  Rooms are single occupancy, and the housing fees include room and board.

UAG Campus
Accommodations vary depending on the home, but students have access to all of the household amenities. The homes are typically located within 20 minutes walking distance from campus and have access to public transportation as well. Linens, including quilt and cover, pillow and pillow case and bottom sheet, are provided for Study Abroad students. Students need to bring their own radios, alarm clocks, towels and/or hair dryers.

The homestay provides a safe location, in a secure home with a knowledgeable and welcoming local family.  There is on-campus staff available to students, as well, on a regular basis.

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Costs

For more detailed information regarding costs of program, inclusions, scholarships and financial aid information, please refer to the Study Abroad Program Costs section. Additionally, Webster students are eligible for the Webster World Traveler Program (WWTP) airfare stipend (restrictions apply).

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Orientation

Students will have an orientation after arriving to campus. Students will have an opportunity to explore Guadalajara, find out about organizations and clubs, and meet other study abroad and international students. This orientation allows students to explore campus life and all the opportunities available.

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