A direct exchange originally developed for anthropology and Spanish majors, this program offers Spanish immersion opportunities to students of many other disciplines, such as international relations, art, and business. Fluency in Spanish is desir...
A direct exchange originally developed for anthropology and Spanish majors, this program offers Spanish immersion opportunities to students of many other disciplines, such as international relations, art, and business. Fluency in Spanish is desired, although many of the faculty are bilingual and are able to provide assistance to students not fully proficient in Spanish. Foreign students attending UDLA may also enroll in Spanish as a second language and a seminar on Mexican civilization, offered in both Spanish and English (numbers permitting). Intermediate level students may take the Spanish immersion program. Students may enroll in regular UDLA courses if their level of proficiency in Spanish allows it.
UDLA is an institution of some 5500 students, located between the cities of Cholula and Puebla, Mexico. It enrolls students from 30 foreign countries. The campus is close to a number of significant archaeological sites such as the Tlachihualtepetl pyramid, as well as a score of museums, historic sites and gems of colonial architecture. UDLA is two hours from Mexico City, and ten minutes from Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico. There are field trips and social events to orient visiting students to Mexican culture. The school of Social Sciences and Humanities has departments in Anthropology, Graphic Arts and Design, Education, languages, Humanities, International Relations and History, Communications, and Psychology. The School of Economics and Administrative Sciences includes the departments of Business Administration, Economics, and Accounting and Finance. There is also a School of Engineering, and a Division of Graduate Studies offering master's degrees in a number of fields. UDLA is accredited in the United States.