Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) is one of Mexico´s most prestigious private universities, providing a space in which different cultural contexts merge and students are driven to excel. UDLAP´s mission is based on encouraging the creation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. The International Office offers exchange as well as language and cultural programs for students from a variety of countries.
UDLAP is also the only university in Mexico offering diverse curricula in various subject areas, from law and computer systems to Music and Dance. Nearly one hundred degrees are offered with international recognition. The academic performance at the university has also been certified by the prestigious North American organizations (SACS).
See academic details here:
- Visiting exchange students may enroll in courses from any of the UDLAP degrees, according to his/her level of study (undergraduate or master).
- UDLAP offers courses in Spanish and English, please check the availability of courses in each language.
- In order to see the study plans of each degree, click Study Plans: http://www.udlap.mx/ofertaacademica/mapaoferta.aspx?idioma=2
- Be sure to note any specific course restrictions. Example: If an exchange student wishes to take courses from Culinary Arts, Anthropology, Medicine or Nursing, he/she must ask for approval before applying. SDSU students do not normally take any classes from Culinary Arts, Medicine or Nursing.
- Students have access to internship experiences and community service programs via the exchange program.
* The samples provide are courses from previous semesters and might not be available by the students’ arrival period. Students should be flexible.
- Courses are taught in Spanish and English.
- Check the availability of courses in each language.
- If a student wishes to take only courses taught in English, he/she should take a look at the English Course Catalogue*
Semester 1 (SDSU Fall Semester): Early-August to Late-December
Semester 2 (SDSU Spring Semester): Early-January to Late-May
Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
To see which courses are available, students should search the Course Offering
You can also see more details on the general link to the UDLAP exchange page
Housing and Meals
Exchange students can choose to apply for on-campus accommodations in the UDLAP residence halls or you can seek your own housing off-campus. If interested in off-campus housing, UDLAP will provide you with information about finding off-campus housing or a host family when you arrive in Puebla but you will need to stay in a local hotel until you find accommodations.
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the mandatory Foreign Travel Insurance Program (FTIP) plan for their study abroad term. The plan charge will appear on your student account services billing typically within 30-days of your departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding the FTIP plan before departure. For more details, please review the SDSU Risk Management Website for details about foreign travel:
Students should contact the Consulate of Mexico
in San Diego for more information about obtaining a student visa. You may also review details on UDLAP's website: http://www.udlap.mx/international/exchange-students.aspx
, which may include notes on any other required documentation required during your stay
Typically U.S. citizens studying in Mexico will only need a valid (current for a minimum of 6 month after your program end date) passport, but will not need a visa to enter for study purposes as long as long as their stay will be less than 180 days; however, students going abroad for a year will typically need to apply for a visa in advance. Students whose primary passport is from a country other than the U.S.A. may also need a visa to enter the country for study purposes. See current visa regulations and details via the Consulate General of Mexico website to verify current regulations for entry into Mexico as a student. LINK: https://consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/sandiego/index.php/visas
For more information about entry/exit requirements or other details for your host country, and other locations, visit the U.S. Department of State