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University of Guadalajara - Spanish Language
Guadalajara, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
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Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2018 05/01/2018 05/01/2018 06/22/2018 07/22/2018
Fact Sheet:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Brian Henry
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
No Program Type: Non-UF Program
Program Description:

University of Guadalajara - Spanish Language                                         

Programa de Español para Extranjeros (PEPE)
Summer B: June 22 - July 22, 2018


About the Program

University of Guadalajara (UDG)
Summer Spanish Language Program

4 weeks, 60 hours of Spanish instruction, 20 hours of
Mexican History and Culture class for Spanish learners,
20 hours of reading and oral expression workshops,
and 1 on 1 conversation with local students.
University of Guadalajara is renowned as one of the
most important in Mexico, contributing to the formation
of high quality human resources, scientific and
technological knowledge that supports the development
of Jalisco. 
The Spanish language is one of the six official
languages of the United Nations and is used as an
official language by the European Union.  Learning
Spanish provides better academic, career and business
opportunities with Spanish-speaking countries that
include Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and the United States. According
to the Cervantes Institute, Spanish is already considered
the second language of international communication, the
most spoken language in the western hemisphere, the
second most spoken language around the world, and
the third most heavily used language by internet surfers.
Speaking and understanding Spanish gives you access
to culture and people, leading to build better relationships
and facilitating a better understanding of others. Speaking
Spanish gives you the opportunity to study undergraduate
and graduate programs in respected universities in
Latin America and Spain.

About the Location

One Program in two Locations: Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta
June 22 - July 16, 2018
University Campus of Economic and Managerial Science (CUCEA) in Guadalajara
July 17- July 22, 2018
University Campus of the Coast of UDG (CUCOSTA) in Puerto Vallarta

Course Information

Spanish as a Second Language Class
60 hours, 6 levels from basic to advanced
Online placement test prior and oral test upon arrival at UDG
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mexican History and Culture for Spanish Learners
20 hours of instruction in the historical, social, cultural and artistic dimensions of Mexico.
Current Mexicans society and its’ social reality will be examined.
Monday-Thursday, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Workshops and Tandem Cultural Activities
1 on 1 conversational activities with Mexican students speaking in Spanish for 45 minutes and in return they will practice their English skills for another 45 minutes with U.S. students.

20 Hours of Reading and Oral expression workshops will be included in the afternoon.

Cultural Activities and Excursions on Fridays.

Elective: Business & Corporate Culture in Latin America
(3 Transfer Credits)

Total Number of Credits Offered: Up to 9 (Transfer) credits. Spanish is evaluated as a single 6-credit course.


  • Open to all majors
  • Full time UF Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Good Student conduct standing

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


$2,800 (includes textbooks and reference material)
Full Scholarship and 50% scholarships available for a limited number of students

Note: Application Fee is waived for this program

What's Included:

Spanish classes based on participant’s level
Mexican History and Culture class
1 on 1 conversation activities
Reading and oral express workshops
Cultural activities and excursions
Didactic materials
Double occupancy Room & Board in hotels within walking distance to the University Center
Welcome kit
Airport transport (round trip)
Certificate of Participation
Academic credits
Three meals daily either at hotel or on campus
Ground transportation to program activities

What's Not Included:

Local Transportation
International Health Insurance (additional charge)


UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Brian Henry