Puebla, Mexico: geneseo-universidad de las americas exchage

This program offers a limited number of Geneseo students to study at the Universidad de Las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), one of Mexico's most prestigious private universities.  Courses offered in English from Engineering, Music, Dance, Anthropology, Digital Design, International Business, Business Adminstration, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Communication, Political Science, International Relations, Mexican Studies. 

Fast Facts

Program Type:Semester Exchange
Term/Duration:Semester or Academic Year
Fall 2016 Semester Dates:Arrive to Mexico City Airport: August 8, 2016
Orientation: August 9-12, 2016
Classes Begin: August 15, 2016
Classes End: December 2, 2016
Exams: December 3-15, 2016
Depart UDLAP: December 16, 2016
Spring 2016 Semester Dates:Arrive to Mexico City Airport: January 4
Orientation: January 5-8
Classes Begin: January 9
Classes End: May 6
Exams: May 7-18
Dormitories Close: May 20
Supplemental Application Required:Yes
Application Fee:$20
Program Fee:See cost sheet at right
Tuition:See cost sheet at right
Fall/Academic Year Application Deadline:March 1
Spring Application Deadline:September 15



The Program

Geneseo is proud to offer this selective undergraduate program with one of Mexico's leading private universities.  Two forms of the program are offered: a study abroad program and an exchange program.  Costs differ between the two.  There are a limited number of spaces available on the exchange program.

Program participants are fully integrated into the university community; they directly enroll in regular courses, live in student housing, and have access to all campus activities.  Thus, they need to be at an advanced level, fluent or near fluent in Spanish.


For a listing of courses available to exchange students taught in English, go to http://www.udlap.mx/international/how-to-apply.aspx

Courses are available in Engilsh from the following departments:

  • School of Arts and Humanities:  Dance, Music, Anthropology
  • School of Science and Engineering:  Digital Design
  • School of Social Sciences:  Political Science, International Relations, Psychology, Mexican Studies
  • School of Business and Economy:  Business Adminstration, International Business, Marketing, Accounting, Economics

Students also have the option of enrolling in Spanish language courses.

The Country and City

Mexico is a fascinating country of rich contrasts.  It has extraordinarily varied landscapes, a mixture of the traditional and ultra-modern.

The city of Puebla is about 60 miles southest of Mexico City and is Mexico's fourth largest city.  Although modern and highly industrialized, its historic downtown remains a Spanish-colonial treasure filled with elegant 17th and 18th century European architecture and art and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It has a temperate climate year-round, friendly and courteous residents (called poblanos) and delicious regional cuisine.

Cholula, the home of UDLAP, is a city of 75,000, about 30 minutes from Puebla.  It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the New World, an enormously rich site for archaeologists and home to the world's largest pyramid.  The city today remains very much an Indian center of culture.  Still separated into distinctive barrios, Cholula has many churches and, at 400, the most religious festivals anywhere in Mexico.