The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) is located in the city of Guadalajara, the second largest city in Mexico, capital to the state of Jalisco, ranked among the top ten best spring-like climate cities in the world. Guadalajara offers a wide variety of things to do and see, and beautiful places to visit, as it is a significant cultural center in Mexico. The “Perla Tapatía”, as the city is commonly known, is famous for its generous hospitality and friendly people, who show with their food, music, art, and culture, a very rich and colorful face of Mexico. Guadalajara preserves an important cultural heritage, while being a modern and productive metropolis with a wide diversity of special events and activities. Among the most outstanding places to see are the Cathedral, Hospicio Cabañas, Teatro Degollado, Templo Expiatorio and innumerable colonial buildings. You can also visit many representative towns located close to the city, which are famous for their handicrafts and their artists, like Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, and Zapopan, with its famous Basílica; all of them are part of this city nowadays. You could also visit Chapala, Ajijíc, Mazamitla, Tapalpa, Tequila, and many more. Guadalajara is a good place to shop, since it has many shoe and apparel factories and stores.
- A large, private university, classes are all conducted in Spanish. Founded in 1932, it has exceeded in medicine, education, and technological studies. Founded in 1935 by a group of students demanding high quality education free of any political imposition, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara is the oldest private University in Mexico. UAG is coeducational, non-denominational, and non-profit; it is independent and self-contained –autonomous—and neither has been nor is dependent upon government, church, or political affiliation. The University is proud to be thoroughly Mexican and to have an internationally oriented education system.
- 16,000 students, 85% of whom are Mexican, while 15% come from 25 different countries
- UAG employs 2,300 full-time and 350 part-time faculty members
The UAG offers 37 undergraduate programs, 19 master’s programs and 2 doctor’s degree programs, along with 31 areas of graduate specialization, plus the Spanish & Culture Program for international students, and numerous programs offered by the International Language Center.
Students can view the different study options at this link
- Intensive Spanish Language Program
- Semester Courses of Advanced Spanish Language
- Spanish Language and Culture
- Spanish Courses for Specific Purposes
- Medical Spanish Program
- Regular Content courses
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Acdemic Calendar: http://www.uag.mx/postgrados/calendario-escolar/
For more information regarding the academic offerings please contact:
International Programs Office
Phone +52 (33) 3648 8390
There are no dorms or student residences on campus, so you may choose to stay with a host family, which is a great way to broaden your experience into local culture and family life. The Departamento de Intercambio Universitario has a list of homes who have been housing international students for some years. We put on top of our list those who not only comply with standards but who offer you a friendly environment. For the benefit of the students, a standard monthly rate, including meals, has been established.
Students who are eligible for financial aid may apply their award package to most semester or year long study abroad programs. Students are also eligible for either need-based subsidized or unsubsidized non-need-based federal direct loans. A list of alternative student loans is available in the CSULB Office of Financial Aid (BH-123).
Additional financing information can be found at this webpage